Built for the Ride
The Oliver Spencer ‘Brompton Blazer’ puts a city-chic spin on stuck-in-the-mud cycling attire
words by Will HALBERT
London-based legends Oliver Spencer and Brompton Bicycle have come together to create the ‘Brompton Blazer’, the essential, everyday carry for the city commuter. Conceived with commuters in mind, the navy ‘Brompton Blazer’ takes inspiration from the Brompton bicycle’s unique, 3-way folding design to create a versatile yet stylish blazer.
Made from a textured, Italian, water-resistant performance cloth, the fabric retains its shape and avoids creasing which – much like the Brompton bike itself – makes for a famously easy fold away accessory. In Oliver’s own words, “you can screw it up and throw it in your bag but know that when you pull it out later in the day it’s crease free and good to go.”
The collaboration isn’t just inspired, it comes from a place of mutual respect and admiration. Not only has Oliver been a proud Brompton owner for over a decade, it’s clear that both London-born businesses have long shared many of the same values. “When you think of menswear in London, you think of Oliver Spencer,” says Brompton Development Designer, Kenny Kelly. “So when the opportunity came to work with him, we jumped at the chance.”
In addition to the ‘Brompton Blazer’, Spencer has also worked with Brompton to design a special, limited edition Brompton bike. Boasting a one-off colour scheme, the Oliver Spencer x Brompton bike will be limited to a run of just five, one of which will be given away via competition. Watch this space.