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Smythson for Blokes

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Smythson has been crafting extremely fine (and, let’s be honest, extremely expensive) stationery and leather goods for over a century now, since Frank Smythson first opened his doors on London’s New Bond Street. But in recent years, the offerings, while largely unisex, skewed toward the women’s market. But this holiday season, the men are getting theirs. A new collection of men’s business accessories aims to bring the gents deeper into the Smythson fold, with several styles of briefcases, laptop bags, overnight cases, wallets, and small leather goods. (A new, more masculine logo—a circular silver button dotted in the center with the line’s hallmark Nile blue—is also being introduced.) Smythson’s longtime creative director, Samantha Cameron, recently moved into a design consultant position, the better to accommodate her new role—as wife of Britain’s new prime minister, David Cameron. It’s not hard to imagine one of the new cases finding its way to the PM’s office at 10 Downing Street.
Men’s accessories range from $1,200 to $2,200 and arrive this October at Smythson boutiques, www.smythson.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Smythson

Alice In France, Two Centuries of Smythson (Or Whatever You Want!), And More​

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We’ve documented the U.S. invasion, but Alice mania has now taken Europe, too. Paris’ Printemps is dedicating its windows to Wonderlandiana from February 1 to March 13, with special dresses designed for the occasion by Haider Ackermann, Christopher Kane, Alexander McQueen, and Maison Martin Margiela, and special shoes from Nicholas Kirkwood (pictured).

Fellow Euro retailer Net-a-Porter is celebrating its millionth order with a bang: Register tomorrow at www.net-a-porter.com/celebration and you’ll be in the running to win a $40,000 shopping spree, no purchase necessary. The store helpfully notes that this sum will buy you a Smythson Diary every year for almost 200 years. Non-Methuselah entrants will probably be just as captivated by the selection of Louboutin, Balmain, and RM by Roland Mouret.

GQ is taking a poll for the most stylish man in the world, but it’s tipped the scales a bit: Front-runner Johnny Depp is on the mag’s February cover. He’s so stylish, he didn’t even bother to wear a shirt. [GQ]

And the blogs are buzzing that Lara Stone is engaged to her beau, Little Britain star David Walliams. Proof positive: Hot girls really do love funny guys. If you listen closely, you can hear legions of eligible bachelors worldwide polishing up their knock-knock jokes. [Modelinia]