Friday, 1 October 2010

Hello Mister Smith

Launched as part of the Hedonism Collective during this season's LFW, Mister Smith is a diffusion line from luxury couture label J. Smith Esquire. The collection, which shall also be up for sale alongside its mother brand at Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks, consists of two ready to wear pieces. The hats, one for him and one for her, are sleek and sophisticated cut-out head pieces available in lush, colourful leather.

What makes these pieces stand out is the fact that they are tailored to adapt to the owner's specific head shape by using a clever moulding process. Firstly, you submerge your flattened cap in luke warm water until the leather becomes soft and supple, then pat it dry. Then you position it on you head and adjust until the hat becomes comfortable and has been moulded into a style that suits. Once happy with the shape, remove the hat and leave to dry as to preserve your ideal shape. The hat can then easily be flattened again for travel purposes while still retaining its moulded shape for whenever you decide to wear it again. Functional and stylish!

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