Paul Smith eh… Sir Paul Smith… I nearly met the man himself recently, but given my surname, I just couldn’t rouse the enthusiasm. Smiths are ten a penny in our family, after all. Seriously though, we were invited to a little soiree at his gaff in London where he launched a nice book and was on hand to sign copies too. He even took a mug off us and seemed genuinely impressed.
I didn’t witness any of this however, as I had a funny turn and had to go and sit on the kerb outside. All I needed was an upturned bucket hat and I’d have had people throwing change at me. It was a long day. Anyway, I didn’t get to meet the knight of the realm and designer of nice clothes, but it did reignite my interest in what he’s up to these days. Apparently, a bit of a shake up has seen his various labels combined into one, which is to be known as PS by Paul Smith. With a new logo which looks not a little like that of Public Image Ltd, and some interesting new gear (including a tee which has pills on it… maybe the logo isn’t a coincidence after all).
Head over to Infinities, where they sell a decent range of the stuff and make your own mind up.