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Style, Style Safari, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

Paul Smith launches range of David Bowie T-shirts

By Stefano on March 6th, 2013

bowie-paul smithDavid Bowie is obviously thinking about his pension. He not only has a new album out next week – and it is rather good apparently - he has also teamed up with iconic Brit designer Paul Smith to launch a range of T-shirts.

With all due respect to Mr Smith this hardly looks like his most challenging projects, The shirts, which are white and available with (men) or without (women) sleeves feature the image from Bowie’s new album The Next Day – itself a cut up of the sleeve of Heroes. They are made from high quality organic cotton and complimented by a simple ‘Paul Smith for David Bowie’ insignia.

It is not a new partnership either as Paul Smith and Bowie have apparently been pals for years.

“David Bowie has worn a lot of Paul Smith throughout his career and I was excited and delighted when asked if I would do the official T-Shirt for his album The Next Day. They’ll also be some other great things coming up later in the year.” Paul explains.

The men’s t-shirt will be available from 7th March via PaulSmith.co.uk and from the 8th March via our standalone shops and key wholesale partners. The same T-shirt in women’s fits will be available exclusively from the 7th March via PaulSmith.co.uk.

There’s no details of the price – but I guess they will be fairly pricey.

More partnerships between Paul Smith and David Bowie are planned for the coming months.



features, Gallery, Style

Style: Patterned Shirts – Uniqlo, Brutus, Paul Smith and more

By Stefano on February 5th, 2013

Patterned shirts are everywhere at the moment from retro mod style polka dot long sleeved classic through to floral patterns in places like Uniqlo.

In fact it seems like pretty much anything goes and the patterns on your shirt can be anything from golfers through to paintbrushes with all manner of floral, willow, dots and paisley in between.

Here then is a selection of ten that have caught our eye.

Uniqlo Patterned shirt £19.90

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Is it floral or willow? You can make your own mind up. One of Uniqlo's many rather lovely, and very cheap, long sleeved patterned shirts. Uniqlo



Clothing, Gallery, Style Safari

Style Safari – Bobbles and Beanies – Lyle And Scott, Superdry, Paul Smith and more

By Stefano on January 17th, 2013

It is now getting cold- seriously cold. Not just an odd breeze ruffling your hair, but full on Arctic howlers accompanied by temperatures that are dipping well below freezing. And let’s be honest that flat cap that  has served you well through the autumn – even if it does make you look like an extra from Billy Liar – won’t cut it anymore.

Its is time to go beanie – or even bobble.

The bobble has been making a bit of a comeback in the last few years and now are the hat of choice of many a hipster. As for beanies, well every man really ought to own at least one.

You probably don’t need me to tell you but you really need to avoid hats made from cheap scratchy wool. Not only are they massively  itchy they just feel very uncomfortable. It might sound ridiculous but an investment in a Cashmere hat – provided you can keep the moths at bay – is well worth it and you’ll have a hat that will last several years.

Here are five to look at from cheapies through to £50 beanie handmade by artisans in the Himalayas – I kid you not.

Paul Smith Beanie £70

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Classic stuff from the king of British menswear, this Beanie is knitted blue and grey - though you can also have it in two more brightly coloured versions. Paul Smith



Gallery, Shirts

Stocking fillers – five patterned party shirts

By Stefano on November 27th, 2012

It will very shortly be the party season and chances are you will be soon be an inebriated state confessing all to Tim in accounts about your cunning plan to later trap Susanna from sales with a sprig of mistletoe.

That probably won’t go to plan unless you are looking your best and that of course means the classic Christmas patterned shirt. So it is best to ignore the cheap ones, anything with reindeers and patterns that look like someone has vomited all over it and get yourself a classic.

It seems to be pretty much open season in men’s shirts with paisley, floral and all points in between still very much in vogue. Here are five classics. Stockist details underneath.

Pretty Green Floral £115

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Love this slightly off the wall floral pattern. It comes in a regular fit. The details include: button down collar, classic placket, floral print throughout, chest patch pocket, curved hem and buttoned cuffs.

Stockists

Ben Sherman

Pretty Green

Joe Brown

Lambretta

Paul Smith



Trends, Underwear & Swimwear

Psychedelic shorts: the next step for short trousers

By cchapman on July 3rd, 2009

Unis_shorts.jpgShorts have definitely become the fashion story of the summer, a trend that kicked off last year but is still gathering momentum. At MACHO CITY last night bare calves were definitely the norm, with pleated chino shorts and cut off denims (worn by the likes of Henry Holland) vying for top spot. In the on-going search for the wildest shorts of the summer, pattern and colour have stepped into the fray.

In New York, where a steamy summer is to be expected, Debonair reports that the psychedelic Batik-print shorts by Nolita store Unis are stealing the limelight. Cut high on the thigh and light enough to be worn as swimming shorts, I can see them working here too allowing for an easy transition from lido to London Fields picnicking. For an Anglo take on the trend, seek out wild prints from Liberty, Paul Smith florals or run up a pair in toile de jouy! Eyes and minds will boggle.

Source: Debonair

Unis is at 226 Elizabeth Street New York NY



pick of the blogs

Get the look: Sea of Shoes’ slouchy Japanese androgyne

By cchapman on July 2nd, 2009

DSC_1694.jpgPerhaps best known for making us all sick with her seemingly inexhaustible spending power and ability to travel the world at will, teen blogger Sea of Shoes occasionally turns up a stunning male fashion image on her way. I love this image of the young Japanese hipster, something about the worn insouciance of his outfit which looks designer but is probably a collection of vintage/well loved items. Of course, his girly frame might not be what one can aspire to/or desire but the mix of slouchy, black faded jersey and killer boots is one that could translate well into something more rugged.

My first thought when trying to assemble a similar look was Rick Owens. But with OkiNi Rick Owens stock (at least in black) thin on the ground, American Apparel present a much more affordable alternative. Their slim jersey pants and a short sleeved hooded T are definitely on the mark. Leaving you cash to splash on some killer boots like Paul Smith’s orientalist Kasmin boots or try vintage stores for something slouchy in brown.

Main image, Sea of Shoes blog



Underwear & Swimwear

Put the flags out: printed swimming shorts

By cchapman on June 18th, 2009

printed-swimshorts.jpgSwimming trunks are often a cause for anxiety, fashions come and go as rapidly as elsewhere, leaving you rocking a baggy Speedo look whilst everyone else is in sleek mid-length shorts. Swim shorts are generally the more practical option, allowing you to step from pool to poolside bar with ease. These swim short designs by Paul Smith make a bold statement through print whilst keeping the shape flattering. Floral surf shorts are definitely having a revival, especially, as here, where the quality print suggests Hawaii’s heyday. Pair with perfectly tone-matched Havaianas (still acceptable for the beach) and a witty tote for Rio-class beach cool.

Floral print surf shorts and flag-print swim shorts both Paul Smith at Liberty



Coats & Jackets, Trends

Dream team: lightweight summer jackets

By admin on March 26th, 2009

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Looking for summer jackets might be slightly premature but it’s never too early to shop, and with a chunky jumper a lightweight waterproof layer will more than suffice for March.

These jackets are all fairly pricey, but would make fantastic investments if you have a bit of money burning a hole in your pocket. Rene Gurskov‘s bomber is in a simple colour but tailoring details like shrunken buttons and origami pocket flaps make it a bit more special. Paul Smith’s jacket is for the more formally inclined Brandites, the colour is simply awesome and will look wonderful with a summer palette. On the more utilitarian end of the scale Moncler‘s khaki jacket is so unassumingly stylish it will take you from office to pub to disco to wherever you kids hang out. Lastly Lyle and Scott‘s jacket is a classic shape and again a great colour, a perfect choice if you fancy something more conventional which retains a bit of interest.

See after the jump for product details and stick around to see our budget picks tomorrow!

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Brand Spotlight, Footwear, Top Five

A Waste of Money or An Investment Piece? Dr. Martens 1461 Shoe

By Will Reid on March 11th, 2009

drmartens1.jpgLast week I was in search for a pair of school shoes. Beginning with classic brogues, I sampled a pair of black loafers and sneakily tried on a pair of Paul Smith Jermyns (with glorious plum laces) before ending up with a pair of not-so-exciting pointed Topman lace-ups. Inspired by this bout of school-shoe shopping I ventured onto Oki-Ni and came across their Doc Martens. Floral. Striped. Coloured. Neon. But then I came across their 1461 shoe and couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

A shoe, in simple black leather, that was more than double the price but half as nice as many of the shoes I had seen the previous day. These Dr. Martens did not look worth their £70 price tag, especially in comparison to my £35 Topman shoes. Granted, the Dr. Martens are probably better quality and might last longer but, are they even that easy on the eye? I, for one, wouldn’t want to be seen in them.

Fashion is fickle, even in times of economic recession. See after the jump for my Top 5 Best on a Budget Smart Shoes.

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Polls

How will you be spending Valentine’s this year?

By admin on February 3rd, 2009

paul smith heart cufflinks valentine.jpgIt’s less than two weeks to the day which, depending on your opinion, is either a way to express your romantic side or a pointless greetings card fest.

We’re busy planning gift ideas on Catwalk Queen which will come in useful if you have a girlfriend, but what will you be up to if you are single, cynical, or have a boyfriend?

Take our poll and let us know what you’ll be up to this 14th of February, or sound off on our Facebook Blog Networks page!

Paul Smith cufflinks, Harrods: £45.

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Accessories, Trends

Stripy scarves must die!

By admin on January 8th, 2009

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Stripe scarves are starting to become so ubiquitous that they’re joining Taz socks and Homer Simpson ties in the naffness leagues, not any old stripe scarf though, it’s the fine stripe stretchy knit scarf with usually comes in a burgundy melange of colours and has fringing on the ends.

Originated by Paul Smith who tried to update the wool school scarf (which is still a glorious accessory despite the association) and then copied by every high street retailer going, this is the one item that everyone seemed to get for Christmas if they didn’t already own it. Pick a tube carriage at random and you can bet at least ten men have got one of these scarves round their neck. No more please!

Stick around to see our alternatives to the stripy scarf tomorrow and jump through to find out who the culprits are. Are you a proud owner of a stripy scarf and can’t see what the fuss is about? Let me know on our Facebook Blog page.

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Grooming

Brandish Christmas Picks: Paul Smith toothbrush

By admin on December 2nd, 2008

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Welcome to our Christmas gift guide, this month will see a rundown of the best gifts for loved ones, or inspiration for yourself. Christmas is a great time for getting fun stuff you wouldn’t normally splash out on and Paul Smith‘s coloured toothbrush fits that category perfectly. Snap it up for £5 from My-Wardrobe.com to make a bright stocking filler. They’re great for travelling, or buy a set to use as as posh guest toothbrushes. Mmm, fancy!



Accessories, knitwear

Brandish Picks: winter scarves

By admin on November 4th, 2008

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More winter style solutions, this time with our definitive pick of winter scarves. A scarf is a great chance to add a splash of colour, pattern or texture to your outfit so be brave and pick something bold!
From left: University scarves are a great find on eBay, Paul Smith does a luxe silk-lined version for £110. Chunky scarves with the right amount of texture are hard to come by on the high street but Topman have a good selection, this teal offering is £12.

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Accessories

Trapper hats: Topman, Paul Smith and John Rocha

By admin on October 23rd, 2008

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As usual Will is on the money with his trapper hat outfit pick, but here are a few more to choose from for this winter.

Topman‘s version will give you that lumberjack look, while Paul Smith‘s luxe offering is perfect as part of a nouveau grunge outfit. John Rocha‘s corduroy trapper will keep you cosy and warm until first thaw, or until you get on the tube. Whichever comes first..

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T-shirts, Polos & Shirts, Trends

Polka dot, the plaid alternative

By admin on September 26th, 2008

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Plaid, tartan, check if you’ve paid any attention to the high street recently you’ll know the indie grunger lumberjack look is big news this autumn.

While I love a bit of check it’s definitely starting to feel a bit overexposed (this obviously excludes Burberry Jon!) so try polka dots, CDG used them in their collection for H&M and Henry Holland recently ditched the tartan for oversized dots for his latest catwalk show so you’ll be in good company.

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