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Borrowed from the boys: Paul Smith AW14

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It seems everyone is jumping on the unisex/androgyny/ambi-sex bandwagon lately, but one of the brands that does it best is Paul Smith. Perhaps it’s not immediately obvious, I just think his menswear – the colours, shapes, prints – swings both ways. I always check out his menswear shows for clues of what I’ll want to wear for the coming season. In particular his knitwear is consistently strong – great colours and patterns in classic shapes. (If you ever go to the Albemarle Street store, be sure to seek out the plain crew necks in every colour under the sun.) Then there are the coats and shoes – again, classic at heart but contemporary in their all-important details.

Happily, some of the knits come up small enough to work as an oversized piece on a woman (hello houndstooth sweater) or are replicated in the womenswear collection. I have a thing about musical notes and this season’s Paul Smith is full of them, on knitwear, coats and scarves. Look out for next season’s shoes too, when Paul Smith promises a properly unisex line of identical shoes for men and women
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The DRG Style Index: John Lobb, Paul Smith, Ebay

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Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, featuring the brands currently buzzing on on my radar…

1. PAULA GERBASE HEADS TO JOHN LOBB

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This is rather exciting news for John Lobb. The British shoemaker, owned by Hermes, has appointed Paula Gerbase as artistic director. I don’t know the full story but I’m guessing the brand wants to expand beyond footwear (Berluti-style), and hiring a buzzy young luxury designer is a good way to do it. Continue reading

Editorial shoot: Everything you said

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ABOVE: Blouse, SportMax Code///T-shirt, LVC///Skirt, Jonathan Saunders///Socks, Falke

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Blouse, SportMax Code///T-shirt, LVC

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Vintage sweatshirt, Blitz London///T-shirt, LVC///Blouse, SportMax Code

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Shirt, Jonathan Saunders///Vintage Levi’s jeans, Blitz London///necklace, Laura Lees at The Shop At Bluebird

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Blouse, SportMax Code///T-shirt, LVC

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Top, Michael Van Der Ham///Sweatshirt, vintage///Skirt, Rag & Bone

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Top, Michael Van Der Ham///Sweatshirt, vintage///Skirt, Rag & Bone

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Sweater, Paul Smith menswear/// Ring, Katie Rowland at The Shop At Bluebird

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Photography: Emma Miranda Moore
Styling: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl.net
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Make-up: Fiona Barry
Model: Eleanor Davies at Models 1

London Fashion Week AW14 highlights day 3

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As much as we all love a Pilotto print or a Kane curveball, for day-to-day most editors I know are happiest in a Margaret Howell sweater or the perennial favourite ‘crisp white shirt’. These we got this morning (in *gasp* – a new, bigger venue) with corduroy tailoring and full skirts, accessorised with calf length socks and midi heels…
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London Fashion Week SS14: Day 3 highlights

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Sophisticated, clean-cut pieces in an electric colour palette and tessellated prints at Preen – accompanied by David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Forbidden Colours. And look at that neon light installation…

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Buy it now: One for the boys

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Like me, Mr DRG likes nothing more than a bit of fantasy online shopping – oh the hours he spends on Mr Porter! So I asked him to make himself useful and compile a men’s edit for me here. I think he’s done a damn good job…


TOP ROW
Leather and stainless steel hip flask, Dunhill
Just the the thing for a gent in need of a little tie-straightener on the long winter nights

Plaid bomber jacket, PS by Paul Smith
Smithy comes up with a great wool bomber that gives a nod to Brando in On The Waterfront – and crucially, there’s no superfluous branding to mess it up

Muirfield 8 piece cap, Lock & Co.
Every autumn I buy a new cap and this year I plumped for a dark grey one of these from Lock & Co, the oldest shop in the UK. What else could you want in a cap?

SECOND ROW
Grey hurling sweater, Inis Meain
An excellent jumper from the Aran Islands that’ll last for years and go with pretty much anything – it’s only a matter of time before one of these arrives for me at DRG Towers

Ilkley black Scotch Grain brogue, Tricker’s
Unlike Crockett & Jones, Tricker’s always take several weeks to break in, but once done are comfortable as anything. No other company nails the proportions and shaping of a country brogue quite as well as Tricker’s do, and like any good quality Northampton shoe, you’ll be returning these to the factory many times for resoling

Coyote-trimmed down-filled Arctic parka, Woolrich
As a lad I was rather taken by the parkas worn by Rock Hudson and Patrick McGoohan in Ice Station Zebra, and this is a fine contemporary take on things. Perfect for a December evening, as DRG herself will attest, having bought a black one last year

On Opening Ceremony’s London pop-up and Covent Garden’s new fashionable status

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Shopping in Covent Garden this weekend? Of course you are! (And if not why not?) The one-time tacky tourist trap is becoming something of a fashion and foodie mecca with Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Meat Market and Laduree all setting up shop in the last year or so. This winter also sees the arrival of Keith McNally’s Balthazar rezzo but that’s a post for another day. Continue reading

Paris Fashion Week Menswear SS13: Paul Smith

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My main takeaway from Paul Smith ss13? The world needs more pink suits. (And red, and yellow, and peach.) I love these proportions – short ‘DB8′ jacket (i.e. double-breasted, eight buttons), slim, above-the-ankle trousers, plus note the slightly higher heel too, to ‘create an upright posture’ apparently… Continue reading

Library Corner: Paul Smith’s A-Z and The Picture Of Dorian Gray

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I literally can’t keep up with all the amazing books being launched at the moment. Paul Smith’s A-Z is the latest bound-to-be-a-best-seller by the affable one, which is full of his musings on business, technology, design and general way of seeing. Continue reading

Shop report: The Shop At Bluebird

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These photos are long overdue from a wee tour of The Shop At Bluebird in March. Owned by Belle Robinson, this lifestyle store is possibly my favourite shop in London, God knows I bang on about it enough. Continue reading

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