Paul Smith is quintessentially British. Polished suits and dapper shoes mark his collections, looking suitable for sophisticated scandal in a Jane Austen novel. The outfits manage to stand out from the predictable tailored crowd though, with embroidery and special detailing, albeit subtle, adding eccentricity and imagination. The jackets are graced with pleated pockets, and a hand-stitch effect is on the seams. And while strong British fabrics theme the collection, such as checks and tartan, they’re over-dyed on the shirts to convey a more modern look.