With a largely relaxed fit, some looks from Paul Smith’s Autumn / Fall 2010 catwalk are refinement personified. Others exude a cool-as-f@@k rocker attitude that even the most weather-worn rocker wouldn’t turn their nose at. Yet despite the obvious disparty between the two styles (perhaps their commonality is their obvious Britishness) both exude the obvious quality and (not always) subtle twists that Smith has become famous for.
Look beyond the obvious motifs and caricatures (the Clockwork Orange proportioned bowler hats included) and the largest part of the collection could compliment any wardrobe. And therein lies Smith’s talent for detail; standard pieces that any gent needs design with all the expected, traditional facets yet with Smith’s own distinct twist. Take the double breasted dinner jackets; to simply finish them with excessively peaked lapels isn’t enough for Smith, they come studded too. Similarly, some of his takes on a shawl collared sports coat see the shawl cropped and angled.
You can peruse all of Paul Smith’s Autumn (Fall) / Winter 2010 collection by clicking on the thumbnails below, or view all our Autumn / Fall 2010 catwalk coverage by following that link.