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This Paul Smith London suit works just as hard as you do – 24/7

As the cut of the modern suit has become slimmer, so its versatility has conversely broadened. The “work suit” is no more: what suffices for the weekday can now work just as well at the weekend. Just ditch the shirt and tie in favour of a simple cotton T-shirt or fine-gauge roll-neck sweater, and replace the black Oxfords with a pair of sleek white sneakers to breathe new life into your tailoring.

Still, bridging the working day and the weekend with a suit isn’t as straightforward
as it sounds. Where the former needs structure, the latter requires a softer and more flexible drape that retains its shape under duress. The answer is Paul Smith London’s “A Suit To Travel In” – a step-change in how modern suits should be built but also in how they should be worn. Sir Paul Smith went about developing a unique high-twist woollen yarn.

The cloth becomes crease-resistant: able to spring back to shape. It also becomes resistant to spills or showers as the threads close ranks on raindrops without losing any of the moisture-wicking qualities and breathability, for which wool is so renowned. What’s more, its half-canvas construction gives the jacket just the right amount of internal structure while also allowing the freedom of movement that is so typical of unstructured styles. Here is a suit that encourages movement rather than trying to contain it.

The upshot of all this is that this Paul Smith London travel suit is the perfect weekend companion for when you’re zipping around on the Underground or going further afield. The slim “Mayfair” cut and tapered trouser legs make for a flattering silhouette that looks stylish when worn with a contrasting white crew neck T-shirt and sneakers. However you decide to wear it, you can be guaranteed that when you hang it up at the end of the weekend, it will be ready for week ahead.

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