Oliver Spencer and FILA Drop Royal Tenenbaums-inspired Sportswear Capsule
Oliver Spencer and FILA create a sustainably produced collection of sporting classics
Words by Will Halbert
Photography by Rankin
Not the most obvious or congruent of collabs, I’ll give you that. But as it turns out, the easy, breezy, light n’ boxy cuts for which Oliver Spencer has (quite rightly) become famous are the perfect match for the stylistic breadth of FILA’s sporting heritage.
Harking back to the timeless style of the ‘80s, the Oliver Spencer x FILA collection brings an updated twist on the latter’s distinct heritage styles with the likes of the Hayward Jersey Jacket, the Benedict Polo, and the matching Ari Jersey Shorts.
Sure, the lookbook (shot by none other than Rankin) is seasoned with a hefty dose of 80s-infused, Royal Tenenbaums-tinged nostalgia, but it’s offset with a smattering of genuine fun; a lovable, sport-casual loucheness. Terry towel shorts sit alongside penny loafers; drawstring hoodies lie beneath tailored suit jackets; shell jackets sit atop linen-blend trousers. If you ask us, it’s exactly the sort of irreverent, sartorial lopsidedness that keeps menswear fresh and exciting.
An unexpected doubles match, to be sure. But a wildly entertaining one all the same.
The Oliver Spencer x FILA collection is available now through FILA.co.uk.