Sunday, July 1, 2012

best of British~Paul Smith





My parents,having migrated from England in the early sixties,always drummed into us that'British was best'.As the years passed,this ideal was gradually surpassed by'Australian is better'.I'm still pretty conflicted about this.Anyway,with the olympic games fast approaching,I figured this would be as  good a time as any for an occasional series on the best of British design.And it doesn't get any better than the Australian flagship store of Sir Paul Smith.PS has long waxed nostalgic of his love of all things velo and it shows here.From the cycle rider embroidered shorts to the Kashimax track saddle,this is the place to come and drool.I was particularly taken by the wooden model cargo ships,$240 and the aforementioned saddle,a steal at $220.
Paul Smith~120 Collins st,Melbourne.