He did one not long back for John Simons and now there’s a Paul Weller for Sunspel clothing collection on the shelves.
I’ve got a lot of time for Paul Weller, both musically and sartorially. I also have a lot of time for Sunspel too, a heritage brand that’s still making some classic wardrobe staples. Much like John Smedley in fact, although the clothing ranges are very different. You might recall Sunspel made it into my top 20 Mod labels round-up recently.
Is it Mod? I’d ask if that really mattered. Paul Weller is probably past the stage where he worries about something being Mod or not. I think everyone past the age of 18 or 19 should be in reality when it comes to style. He’s simply created a collection of clothing he would happily wear. That’s pretty much the bottom line.
According to the Sunspel website, the collaboration with Paul Weller came about ‘after we invited him for a factory visit’. The resultant range is described as ‘a very personal take on the staples he sees as the foundation of his wardrobe’.
There is more detail and additional background in this interview with GQ, but the clothing really speaks for itself. You either like it or you don’t. If you do, it’s on the shelves now, with a full range of sizes available. Unlike some past collaborations, it looks like plenty of stock is available for this collection.
Talking of the collection, that’s made up of a Henley polo (always a Weller fave), a classic polo shirt, a polyester mac, a college jumper, a ringer-style t-shirt and some straight-line trousers. Various colours for each item too.
Some photos here of the items to give you an idea, but please do check out the full range of clothing on the Sunspel site right now.
As I said, everything is available to buy right now, with prices ranging from £75 to £325 depending on what you are looking at.