Paul Smith

Renowned for his idiosyncratic takes on traditional British styles, Paul Smith fell into design by accident after a road accident put an end to his dream of becoming a professional cyclist. A small London boutique opened in 1970 grew into a line that cleverly juxtaposed upper-class tailoring with striking colors and offbeat patterns. This winning formula of "classics with a twist" has made Smith's irreverent menswear a reliably confident, colorful choice.