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Suits you… and you and you

Suits you… and you and you

 

Oliver Spencer designs a suit with function and comfort in mind. Made to be worn more than most, here’s me wearing a blazer and trouser combo before catching a flight home.

 

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Products pictured above: I am wearing the THEOBALD JACKET IN CLARENDON NAVY [gifted] and DRAWSTRING TROUSER LOTHBURY [gifted] by OLIVER SPENCER, CLASSIC COTTON T-SHIRT by SUNSPEL.


 
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Photography by MATTHEW SPADE


 

To walk over trodden ground just one more time, uniforms are now null. Tees can be found in office environments and blazers are worn on weekends. Nothing is off limits and I think it all just comes down to how you want to dress. My style has always been simple and straightforward and veers on the side of casual. Very rarely will you see me in a shirt, even more so a tie. And traditionally blazers would be added to that list, but now that is something I’m beginning to see change in my style.

Before heading back home from Lisbon and standing outside the MAAT, a beautifully design museum might I add, we took one last set of photos and I think the outfit I’ve found myself in opitimises how blazers can be worn on days off. I’m wearing the theobald jacket and lothbury drawstring trousers both by Oliver Spencer. The blazer does come with a matching pair of trousers – something you can see me in here and here – but with a 2.5 hour flight on the cards the drawstrings got the nod. 

I reckon these separates go rather well together, blending structure and casual elements. The blazer keeps the shape of the outfit with some beautiful creasing along the forearm and then the seersucker trousers are nice and straight for ultimate comfort. Not to make assumptions about the Oliver Spencer thought process, but I feel this outfit would get the seal of approval from the brand.

I feel they want clothes to be worn, to feel comfortable and to be expressive. They don’t design one item for one function and another for a set environment, they design clothes to be used how the person wants to wear it and in whatever situation. With both pieces being shades of blue it definitely helps the outfit flow, but I reckon you could swap out either for a different colour and it would still work.

As with most of my outfits, the base is a plain white t-shirt by Sunspel and trainers by Common Projects. Multiple washes in, it’s still keeping its shape and the neckline is still looking crisp, something most t-shirts fall short on. I could also wax lyrical about my fondness for Common Projects, but let’s see just say they are my number one trainer brand and it will take something very special to knock them off that spot.

Since these photos were taken I’ve continued to mix up how I’ve worn the blazer and I kind of enjoy how it’s become a menswear piece that I now consider. The way I wear it might be completely different to how would. You might want to just keep it for the office and that’s totally right for you, but at least now suits have been unshackled and can be worn by anyone for no reason at all.jbicon


 
 

 
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