Oliver Spencer Portland Jacket

Discover Oliver Spencer, fashion designer extraordinaire - check out this jacket, and the rest of his collection, emanating pure, effortless style.
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Discover Oliver Spencer, fashion designer extraordinaire - check out this jacket, and the rest of his collection, emanating pure, effortless style.

Having recently opened a brand spanking new store in London’s Lamb’s Conduit Street, designer Oliver Spencer has surpassed himself with a summer collection comprising exquisitely made suits, shorts, knitwear and accessories along with a cracking range of collarless shirts. Top of the pile for me though is the designer’s ever so handy unstructured 100% cotton jacket. An item once popular amongst septuagenarian cricket loving vicars, Spencer has been remade and remodeled the piece which features peak lapels, a patched breast pocket and two flapped side pockets but, with it’s denim style top stitching, still manages to retain that all important utilitarian edge. “The jacket bridges the gap between a jacket and a shirt,” explains Spencer. “In the summer you don’t want to wear too much but to still want to be dressed. This is unlined and very light so you can throw it in the washing machine, hang it up, put it straight on, still look smart and look as if you haven’t tried too hard.”

Long sleeve collarless shirts available in a variety of colours: £89
Portland jacket available in pale blue and pale grey: £279
www.oliverspencer.co.uk