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Paul Smith continues to turn traditional tailoring on its head with a new men and women’s film for A Suit To Travel In.

Further building on Paul Smith’s travel tailoring credentials, the new men’s film shows an unconventional commute, as professional freerunner and winner of the 2009 Barclaycard World Freerun Championship,Timothy Shieff makes his way to work.

For the women’s film, yoga instructor and fitness writer Shona Vertue tumbles and twists through the green parks and streets of the capital, made possible by the flexibility and crease recovery of A Suit To Travel In. 

Cut from 100% wool cloth, the high-twist tailoring fabric of A Suit To Travel In springs back before creases are allowed to form.

The suit is also designed for movement, with extra room across the back of the jacket for added comfort and flexibility. Plus, the natural breathable quality of the wool works to keep you cool on hot days and warm on cold ones.

Both new films are firmly rooted in London. Familiar landmarks include Waterloo Bridge, the Abbey Road crossing made famous byThe Beatles and St Paul’s

Cathedral. Transport and travel is also recurring themes, asTimothy journeys via London Underground and boards a New Routemaster bus, designed by Thomas Heatherwick.

For autumn/winter ’17, Paul Smith has developed two weights of A Suit To Travel In fabric with different climates in mind. The original 100% wool suit remains at the core of the collection, while a new 84% wool, 16% mohair fabric blend has been added as a lighter option for warm and humid climates.

Mirroring Paul Smith’s autumn/winter focus on British fabrics, A SuitToTravel In is also available in a classic houndstooth cloth that recalls traditional British tailoring. 

Plus, a series of muted trans- seasonal colours including pale blue, teal, lilac, damson and orange sit alongside the traditional colour options of navy, black and grey.

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