It never hurts to read up on a couple style tips to take your own to the next level. E-commerce site LUXUP picked designer Sir Paul Smith’s brain to get his opinions on style. Covering the bases from when men started being conscious about the way they dress to style rules he lives by.

In his personal opinion he says “that was in the early Eighties that young men started to think about dressing differently. Before that, they worried about standing out.” And if there is one piece of clothing you need to have in your closet it would be white shirts because they “will never go out of fashion.” His one golden rule of style to live by “is to always dress to please yourself." To read more about his career, being knighted, his inspiration, and more, visit the LUXUP website to read the latest On The Record series.

To tie in with Sir Paul Smith's interview, LUXUP is offering a special gift to its New York members. Purchasing a merchandise credit of $800 or more through nets you a complimentary Saffiano leather billfold wallet valued at $235.