Paul Smith is an English brand, which was founded by Paul Smith in 1976. Paul Smith mainline shirts are made in Italy; they feature thin mother-of-pearl buttons (MOP from Australia), removable collar stays, fused collars, non-split yokes. New PS line shirts are also equipped with thin mother-of-pearl buttons (older ones had plastic buttons); they are manufactured outside Italy, their side seams are double-needle stitched. All Paul Smith shirts are made of 100% cotton or 100% linen or cotton + linen fabrics, but mainline fabrics are usually better than PS line ones. Mills: Leggiuno, Monti (at least sometimes). There is no hand-stitching. Some Paul Smith shirts have gussets, others don’t. Sleeves are sewn on as usual. Some Paul Smith shirts feature a chest pocket. Most Paul Smith shirts have contrast details (inner yoke, buttonholes, cuffs lining, etc).
Paul Smith shirts are offered in checks, stripes, solid colours and fancy patterns (strawberries, paisley, shadow dots, floral patterns, etc). Colours: blue, light blue, pink, white, brown, etc. Checks: gingham, plaid, madras. Weaves: poplin, chambray, denim, pique, end-on-end, jacquard. Collar shapes: spread, Kent, semi-spread, grandad, button-down. Buttoned cuffs (mitred), French cuffs. Sizes: 15 – 17.5 in. (= 38 – 44.5 cm) or S – XXL. Slim fit (but not very slim), usually darted. Curved hemline. Short and long sleeves.
You can purchase Paul Smith shirts at PaulSmith.co.uk, MrPorter.com, FarFetch.com, Nordstrom.com, MatchesFashion.com, Selfridges.com. Prices start at 83 GBP (excl. VAT, PS line shirts), 108 GBP (excl. VAT, mainline shirts). Paul Smith shirts are put on sales twice a years (up to 50% off).