If it weren’t for a love of cycling at an early age, we wouldn’t have one of the world’s preeminent designers known for managing 12 different collections with a range of equally colorful and traditional European-made products. At age 17, Paul Smith was involved in a terrible cycling accident that put him in a hospital for 6 months of recovery, but this experience also introduced him to a group of friends who inspired him to express himself as an artist. After a couple years of work, Smith and his now wife opened up their first shop in 1970 and, within a few years, began to appear in shows in Paris. Fortunately for us, he never stopped and the rest is history.
Demonstrating that Sir Smith still has a deep love for cycling, he has designed a 100% cotton chino short featuring an embroidered cyclist pattern spread throughout the piece. The two front pockets as well as the two in the back are lined with an ivory/blue broad stripe pattern while the wood-like button fly slips through a purple stitch. Check out more looks at this signature Smith short after the jump before heading to The Goodhood Store to pick up a pair.