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Smith & Weller

  • Jared Paul Stern


*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*

Two of our favorite fellows who both happened to be named Paul got together in London the other night for a very stylish fete.

The great Sir Paul Smith hosted a book bash for his brother-in-arms Paul Weller, aka “The Modfather,” founder of seminal Brit band The Jam and the aptly named Style Council.

Weller's new book *A Thousand Things* is a visual history of his colorful and stylish 30-year career with 350 photographs including rare images from his private archive, fliers and posters. Limited to 2,000 signed copies worldwide, it costs $500 and includes four previously unreleased Jam demos on vinyl. In celebration, Smith and Weller also both signed a classic Epiphone Casino Gibson guitar which will be auctioned off on Weller's website.

Gentlemen, start your bidding.