A guide to Oliver Spencer trousers

If you've been following the Oliver Spencer brand for a while, you'll know that we produce a small number of perennial trouser silhouettes each season. We've worked on these styles for many a year, making small tweaks here and there to  perfect the silhouette. We're not the type of brand to bring in a bunch of new trouser styles each and every season - we know that our customers want the assurance that the judo trousers they buy this season will be the exact same fit as the ones they bought in previous seasons. Fabrics change of course, but the rudimentary designs that make up our trouser styles remain the same.

For anyone new to Oliver Spencer, our styles are the Judo trouser, drawstring trouser, fishtail trouser, and a reintroduction for this season, the worker trouser. Each one has a slightly different character but all of them are very easily assimilated into a modern casual and smart-casual wardrobe. If you're in any doubt about how to style them or the particular fits then read on!

The Judo Trouser

Judo trousers

The Judo trouser is our cropped style at Oliver Spencer, featuring the most pronounced taper of all of our trousers. It features a relaxed silhouette that references workwear styles of old, and sits low on the waist with a comfortable mid-rise. Roomy but certainly not 'baggy', the legs form a gradual taper from the thigh to the ankle. They are an amalgamation of a Thai fishing pant and a martial arts trouser but refined for a modern wardrobe.

JUDO TROUSERS KILDALE INDIGO RINSE

JUDO TROUSERS KILDALE
INDIGO RINSE

JUDO TROUSERS KILDALE OCHRE

JUDO TROUSERS
KILDALE OCHRE

JUDO TROUSERS KINGSWOOD GREEN

JUDO TROUSERS
KINGSWOOD GREEN

The Judo trouser also features a side pocket on the left leg, further reinstating its credentials as a workwear icon, and hence we would suggest wearing them as such. Alternatively, you can pair them with this season's blazers in order to create a modern, relaxed interpretation of tailoring.

The Drawstring Trouser

They don't get more versatile than our modern classic drawstring trousers. Cut straight in the leg for a relaxed fit, the drawstring trouser sits at the waist and features a comfortable mid-rise. Full length in the leg, they also work really well worn with a roll-up or two. The organic cotton styles have an easy structure about them, while the linen varieties have a looser, lighter silhouette that is ideal for the summer.

DRAWSTRING TROUSERS COBHAM CHARCOAL

DRAWSTRING TROUSERS
COBHAM CHARCOAL

DRAWSTRING TROUSERS EDEN BLACK

DRAWSTRING TROUSERS
EDEN BLACK

DRAWSTRING TROUSERS EVERING TAUPE

DRAWSTRING TROUSERS
EVERING TAUPE

The drawstring closure ensures that they are supremely comfortable, and gives you that assurance of fit if your waist size fluctuates slightly (because whose doesn't?!). The drawstring trouser pairs best with casual looks, being a great foil for our lightweight jackets. The straight-leg finish means that the drawstring trouser will also complement virtually every shoe style from rugged boots to summer sandals. 

The Fishtail Trouser

The smartest pair of the bunch, our flat-fronted fishtail trousers are the most natural complement to our tailoring if you're looking for a classic silhouette. The fishtail moniker comes from the band detail at the rear of the trousers, which references classic tailored trousers of the days when men would routinely wear braces. Our fishtails are a modern approach to smart trousers, cut with a more fitted silhouette than any of our other styles.

FISHTAIL TROUSERS SANDWELL CHARCOAL

FISHTAIL TROUSERS
SANDWELL CHARCOAL

FISHTAIL TROUSERS FALKE CREAM

FISHTAIL TROUSERS
FALKE CREAM

FISHTAIL TROUSERS EVERING NAVY

FISHTAIL TROUSERS
EVERING NAVY

The gradual yet subtle taper creates a svelte shape all the way down from the hips to the ankle, but if you want a slimmer shape then simply iron in a front crease. Most noticeable with the fishtail trousers is the front ticket pocket detail, which features a flap closure with a button, making them uniquely Oliver Spencer. They're a great trouser style to wear with any of our blazers and jackets, or simply with a relaxed summer shirt and loafers. If your wardrobe veers to a slightly smarter aesthetic, then the fishtails have your name on them.

The Worker Trouser

Referencing a utilitarian silhouette, Oliver Spencer’s Worker trousers are a rugged take on the Americana classic. Constructed from organic cotton and featuring a button-down side pocket, the Worker trouser has a roomy fit with a slight taper, making it the most versatile casual trouser you’ll ever own.

WORKER TROUSERS EDEN GREEN

WORKER TROUSERS
EDEN GREEN

WORKER TROUSERS EDEN TOBACCO

WORKER TROUSERS
EDEN TOBACCO

WORKER TROUSERS EDEN NAVY

WORKER TROUSERS
EDEN NAVY

Think of them as a cross somewhere between our judo and drawstring trousers. They're a stylish all-rounder that lean into the casual/workwear end of your wardrobe, so think about pairing them with other workwear motifs such as overshirts, chore jackets, hiking boots and knits.

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