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Essential Voices: Oliver Spencer

The midwest meets the midcentury in Oliver Spencer’s winter lineup

On the winter collection:

“If our Autumn collection was the reflection of the natural colours of the Midwest and the modernist shapes of the architects it inspired, then our Winter assortment doubles down on the mid-century theme, with an abundance of colour-blocking, clean lines, classic shapes and really great fabrics.”

The Buffalo JacketThe Buffalo jacket is a riff on the iconic trucker jacket. This fully-lined, heavy Italian jumbo cotton corduroy puts a winter-ready spin on an icon of Americana.

On the perfect winter coat:

“Above all, I would say durability and function are what makes or breaks a piece of winter outerwear. It also needs to be the type of garment that will live with you and look better after it has been worn for a couple of years. It needs to be able to carry the patina of being lived in without looking tired. That’s where tactile and textural fabrics really come into their own.”

The Newington CoatDouble-breasted and practically bullet-proof,  the Newington winter coat is cut from heavy Italian jumbo cotton corduroy for a rich and tactile finish, and fleece-lined for blast-furnace warmth.

On Tailoring:

“I’m a strong advocate for mixing up menswear genres, and am particularly fond of throwing together classic military pieces and urban styling with the Savile Row aesthetic. The key to pulling it off comes down to confidence and personality. There is something really chic about wearing a camouflage suit and dressing it up smart. It’s got a slightly naughty, rock and roll feel to it, which I love.”

The Solms Jacket – Cut from a woodland-hue, midweight, waxed-cotton camouflage fabric, the latest iteration of the Solms Jacket offers up a weather-beating finish with a distinctly urban aesthetic. | @oliverspencer