Paul Smith designs for Men in Black: International
June 18, 2019: Employing bespoke tailoring for the Men in Black secret agents appearing in Sony Pictures’ ‘Men in Black: International’, the British luxury apparel brand, Paul Smith, has created a capsule collection of apparel and accessories featuring a host of aliens and icons from the film.
In collaboration with costume designer Penny Rose, Paul Smith supplies the universe’s most formidable alien-policing organisation with tailoring to suit their intergalactic work. Together, Mr. Smith and Ms. Rose designed custom pieces for five of the agency’s most illustrious men and women in black, as well as outfitting the wider cast of crime-fighters. They have designed tailoring for Agents H and M. Agent H challenges the constrictions of the Men in Black uniform with a colourful lining (a known feature of Paul Smith tailoring) and a pair of Paul Smith signature stripe socks that give an irreverent finish. Agent M wears a two-button double-breasted trouser suit.
To accompany the suits, a wide variety of accessories were created that include recognizable Paul Smith designs infused with icons from the franchise. Accessories include a black tie with a repeated sunglass graphic, a pocket square and a lightweight scarf that come with a colourful motif featuring a host of alien characters, a money clip and cufflinks that all feature the new Men in Black logo, socks in four bold colours with alien motifs embroidered above the ankle, and an alien print leather wallet and iPhone case.
Paul has embellished the signature charm shirt by replacing the traditional buttons with sunglasses, aliens and Men in Black logo charms. The capsule collection features pieces for men, women and children and centers on Paul Smith’s “A Suit To Travel In.” Additionally, casual pieces in the collection include an alien print hoodie and sweatshirt, plus a refined polo shirt.
The Paul Smith and Men in Black: International capsule collection is available at PaulSmith.com and selected Paul Smith shops and wholesale partners now.