As we’re about to dribble into 2014, the year of the World Cup hosted to Brazil, there’s a bunch of new fashion offerings and accessories with a World Cup bent. Here we take a butchers at the Paul Smith Football wallet released almost 10 years ago. Take a butchers at this thread on the Kitmeout fashion forum back in 2006. Paul Smith World Cup Wallet.
Paul Smith Wallet
Ever since Paul Smith released his “naked lady” collection there has been a cacophony of indignation condemning the globally recognized designer for degrading the fairer sex. So what’s the deal? Here’s the chatter on the Kitmeout forum, Take a butchers.
The story goes, Archie Dickens painted it (a 94 year old from Kent, England) & the model is known as Christine (that’s all he said). Suppose the answer is to produce a similar collection showing a geezer or two striped down to the bare bone…
We’ve always been smithie fans here at Kitmeout. The geezer has an uncanny knack of crossing the divide whether generational or cultural. So keeping up to speed with the chap we’ve grabbed some latest news — worth a butchers for sure:
Smithie’s just come back from a 10 day trip to Japan where he’s been doing many things; showing his new collections, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of one of his shops, taking photographs for an Italian Magazine of a Japanese stylists apartment, and the grand finale was holding his first ever fashion show in Japan and his first ever show including men and women’s. The show was held on the invitation of the Tokyo Fashion Week and his was the opening show.
Hat’s off to Smithie!
Paul Smith Globe is pleased to announce forthcoming exhibition ‘The Dragon’s Backbone’, a collection of work by photographer Benjamin Eagle.
The photographs document Benjamin?s travels over the past eight years on visits to North & South America, South East Asia, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Borneo, China, Hong Kong, Japan, North and South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Eastern & Western Europe.
Benjamin began documenting his life, travels and experiences, through photography creating a photographic diary from a young age. Setting out to document the cultures and lifestyles of people from around the world, Benjamin developed a unique and diverse ability of capturing the essence from any situation he encountered.
The resulting images are rich with shapely silhouettes that express the dynamic texture and depth of the subjects.
London-based Benjamin Eagle was born in Ascot in 1984 and raised in Oxford.
‘The Dragon’s Backbone’
by Benjamin Eagle
20th September – 18th October 2011
Paul Smith Globe
Departure Lounge, Terminal 5
+44 (0)20 8283 7066
Here’s a perfect gift to celebrate the imminent new footie season. No matter what your team the Paul Smith naked lady football series is a diamond gift.
Paul Smith mens, naked lady football series, black leather bill fold & credit card wallet. Holds 8 credit cards. Width 11cm, Height 9cm. Embossed signature logo on front. White stitch trim. Reinforced corners in red thread. Made in Italy.
Paul Smith has a deserved reputation for creating some of the most striking wallets on the market.
Paul Smith Wallet – Speedometer Printed Double Billfold Wallet
Paul Smith black leather double billfold wallet lined with various speedometer print. This print is inspired from the 1960’s and 1970’s classic cars.
* Made from smooth leather and topstitched in white with purple binding threads.
* Embossed Paul Smith signature logo on the front.
* Holds up to eight cards, and on either side there is a large slot pocket underneath.
* Large compartments for notes lined in classic purple.
Last night saw the launch of design duo – FUEL’s, Russian Criminal Tattoo, Encyclopaedia Volume III book at Paul Smith Floral Street. Drinks and canapes were served, and signed books, exclusive tee shirts and prints were also available to purchase on the evening.
This is the final volume of previously unpublished drawings and photographs from the collections of Danzig Baldaev and Sergei Vasiliev. It completes the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia trilogy.
Paul Smith shows his SS09 collection in Paris, Carrousel du Louvre – Salle Lenotre 99 Rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris. The feedback from buyers and press alike was great.
Sir Paul Smith, says:
One of the biggest mistakes men make is wearing T-shirts. I understand why youâ€™d want to wear them, especially if youâ€™re a single man. Thereâ€™s no ironing. But most guys need to have a collar around their neck for height.
If youâ€™re in doubt about how to wear your hair, get a non-haircut: a relatively short, nondescript one. If you try for stylish hair, you can make horrible mistakes.
Women should always be entertained. My wife hates it when men at a dinner party lean in front of her or behind her and have a conversation as if she doesnâ€™t exist.
If youâ€™re going to a formal event, you have to dress correctly. But if you get there and realize people arenâ€™t wearing bow ties, you can put yours in your pocket.
On a young guy, two days of not shaving looks very cool. But as you get older, it looks like youâ€™re trying too hard, especially when youâ€™re going gray. A proper beard is fine.
In London, weâ€™re not so passionate about how we look, as opposed to the Italians, who are very self-conscious. Weâ€™re not stylish dressers, but weâ€™re good on ideas and on freethinking.
You can learn from people who dress in an interesting way, like Daniel Day-Lewis. You can see him on his motorbike in jeans, a checked shirt, and a leather jacket. And other times heâ€™ll have on a custom-made Scottish-plaid suit.
Generally speaking, I wear a suit every day, because my suits are custom-made. They are comfortable. They move with me.
I donâ€™t have a BlackBerry. I carry a notepad and a pencilâ€”and I donâ€™t use a mobile. Iâ€™ve reluctantly moved to a digital camera, but only because they make them so nice and small now that they donâ€™t spoil the line of your suit.
Iâ€™m very happy if a man smells like himself. But if he does wear a scent, it shouldnâ€™t be too attention seeking. The people on the other side of the office shouldnâ€™t be able to smell you.