I READ with great interest about the renowned British designer Paul Smith last week “Classic with a twist” (The Star, Nov 12).
When I was at college in the 1960s, I used to spend lunch times chatting and playing music with Smith in a clothing shop called Birdcage in Nottingham.
This was before Smith started his own business.
Then in the 1970s, I bought all my suits from him, even though they were more expensive than other brands.
Nevertheless, his suits were always well made, comfortable and long lasting.
I have bumped into Smith occasionally over the years, but not since I moved to Malaysia.
After that history lesson, I have to say that 50 years on with all the fame and fortune, he remains as humble and down-to-earth as ever.
It simply goes to show that you don’t need to be aggressive to be successful.
I hope Smith does visit Malaysia soon. Perhaps I will be lucky to bump into him again.