The Paul Smith aesthetic is eclectic and timeless, developed over the four decades in which the designer has been in the fashion business. Smith is a fairly unusual fashion figure, having learned his signature tailoring trade during a stint at night school. The talent and determination that turned the designer from amateur to professional over the years is evident even today in the contemporary aesthetic that continues to evolve and set trends. The brand umbrella includes a range of accessories, including a line of briefcases. The selection of briefcases from the brand includes leather business folio bags, deluxe leather holdalls and leather document holders in bold prints.