Oliver Spencer Soho
Saturday August 9, 2014·
It's a canny designer who can create pieces that transcend individual style. It's more than versatility, it's about creating clothes whose merit lies in quality craftsmanship. Dedication to materials and design are central to the Oliver Spencer manifesto, as is expected of the workwear aesthetic it vends.
Outerwear is a mainstay of the brand, often in washed khaki, beige or navy but with interesting cuts and detail: a gilet/waistcoat with a buttoned stand collar or an aviator jacket with a contrast pocket. All of their outerwear is made in England.
They've also produced a capsule for Mr. Porter. The offering is small but well-selected, including jackets, trousers, shorts, and three shirts with varying collars plus a couple of tees - one loud; one understated.
It's worth visiting their stores - exercises in colour, minimalism and soft-edged industrial design - just now as there's up to 70% off and the AW14 collection is being gradually moved in. The Berwick Street store opened in 2011.