I've never been a Paul Smith fan, but it appears with Menswear Spring 2011, the preverbial pole has been removed from his ass.
It's fun, young, relevent, relaxed and, for a change, cohesive. The most impressive thing is his use of colour.. I LOVE it. I'm so used to Smith throwing in some hideous hot pink crap somewhere and messing it all up. But no, it's tasteful, cool and still light hearted.
Plus, the best of the best 'badboys' of modelling are featured. It's pretty much a guarantee that I'll like any collection that features Dan Felton and Yuri Pleskun... (apart from Dries Van Noten S11, that bleached denim was nasty!)
See the full collection here