As someone who grew up in a modern city, my surrounding were only stainless steel, glass and permatanned skin. There were no sandstone water fountains or marble buildings, just weathered wood and plastered brick that bore the signs of living near the beach. And as much as I loved growing up by the sea, I always resented the lack of old world architecture that cities like Vienna, Rome and Paris take for granted. What they dismiss as an old large door or carved stone column, I see the romantic side of another life, the hands that ran along that railing and the feet that walked on those uneven cobbled stones… It always feels like an immense privilege to witness such a depth of history. But perhaps my favourite thing is the ability to just blend into your surround hues of camel, grey, beige and stone. Especially when I get to wear this equally beautiful Paul Smith woolen coat that offers a modern day camouflage for the historical city. That way you don’t distract from the beauty of your surrounds.