Dressing from the ground up

We’re delighted by the stomp of new footwear arrivals we’ve received at the Oliver Spencer Studio over the last couple of weeks. The lockdown #WFH era marginalised the occasions we love to lace up for and to celebrate a return to normality we’ve pulled together five outfits dressed from the ground up!

IMAGE OF DEL WEARING RUSPER T-SHIRT NAVY/OATMEAL, DRAWSTRING SHORTS KILDALE OCHRE, YOGI FINN II CHESTNUT BROWN SUEDE SHOES
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OLIVER SPENCER CONDUIT T-SHIRT RUSPER NAVY/OATMEAL

CONDUIT T-SHIRT
RUSPER NAVY/OATMEAL

OLIVER SPENCER DRAWSTRING SHORTS KILDALE OCHRE
DRAWSTRING SHORTS
KILDALE OCHRE

OLIVER SPENCER ROBIN SWEATSHIRT SUTTON OATMEAL
ROBIN SWEATSHIRT 
SUTTON OATMEAL

OLIVER SPENCER YOGI FINN 2 CHESTNUT BROWN SUEDE SHOES

YOGI FINN 2 CHESTNUT
BROWN SUEDE SHOES

First up is the Yogi Finn II; a moccasin for the menswear enthusiasts who like to geek out on detail. The raw-leather laces, hairy suede and the contrast moc-stitch detail on the upper add depth and character that’ll patina nicely with wear. Paired here with a reverse-jacquard knitted t-shirt and a pair of our organic cotton drawstring shorts for a loose and breezy silhouette.

DEL WEARING TABLEY POLO SHIRT PAVIS NAVY, DRAWSTRING TROUSERS KILDALE CREAM, PARABOOT PACIFIC OLIVE GREEN LEATHER
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TABLEY POLO
SHIRT PAVIS NAVY

OLIVER SPENCER DRAWSTRING TROUSERS KILDALE CREAM

DRAWSTRING
TROUSERS
KILDALE CREAM

OLIVER SPENCER PARABOOT PACIFIC OLIVE GREEN LEATHER

PARABOOT PACIFIC
OLIVE GREEN LEATHER

Whether you’re heading to the Algarve or staying put in the UK this summer (like Del here in Soho), we picture many occasions where this outfit fits the out-of-office brief. We looked at the Paraboot sandals, closed our eyes and felt that Vitamin D raining down on us! Nothing says summer more than creams and ecrus, especially on our legs and that’s exactly what these straight cut drawstring trousers do. Super relaxed, while still smart enough when you pair them with these sandals and a polo shirt.

IMAGE OF ALFIE WEARING COWBOY JACKET RUSHMORE NAVY, DOCK POPOVER SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT KILDALE OCHRE, FISHTAIL TROUSERS HUCKFORD CHARCOAL, EDWIN LOAFER NAVY SUEDE
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OLIVER SPENCER CHORE JACKET RUSHMORE NAVY

COWBOY JACKET
RUSHMORE NAVY

OLIVER SPENCER DOCK POPOVER SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT KILDALE OCHRE

DOCK POPOVER SHORT
SLEEVE SHIRT KILDALE OCHRE

OLIVER SPENCER FISHTAIL TROUSERS HUCKFORD CHARCOAL

FISHTAIL TROUSERS
HUCKFORD CHARCOAL

OLIVER SPENCER EDWIN LOAFER NAVY SUEDE

EDWIN LOAFER
NAVY SUEDE

It’s something about the clamour for routine that has brought on the admiration for clothes which reference Ivy League style and collegiate uniforms. A staple of this trend would be the classic Penny loafer - coined by the students who used to tuck one cent in their loafer for the pay phone. Partnered with a cropped, checked trouser, our posh chore jacket and a pop of colour with our Dock popover shirt. All against a backdrop of jazz, poetry and a debate on the good of counterculture and its uses within wider society. Hmm…

ALFIE IS WEARING ELLINGTON OVERSHIRT YARDLEY CREAM, JUDO SHORTS EDEN TOBACCO, US RUBBER MILITARY LOW TOP YELLOW
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OLIVER SPENCER ELLINGTON OVERSHIRT IN YARDLEY CREAM

ELLINGTON OVERSHIRT
YARDLEY CREAM

OLIVER SPENCER JUDO SHORTS IN EDEN TOBACCO

JUDO SHORTS
EDEN TOBACCO

OLIVER SPENCER US RUBBER MILITARY LOW TOP YELLOW

US RUBBER MILITARY
LOW TOP YELLOW

No summer would be complete without a plimsoll. Function, comfort and colour are all baked into these US Rubber low-top trainers. They literally are; each pair goes through a process of vulcanization which is a heating process that hardens the natural rubber sole unit. Paired here with some of our Judo shorts that feature a utility patch pocket - conveniently sized to emulate a cold beer holster - and a seersucker overshirt to add that classic summer touch.

ALFIE IS WEARING THEOBALD JACKET COBHAM CHARCOAL, DRAWSTRING TROUSERS COBHAM CHARCOAL, HAWAIIAN SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT EBLEY GREEN, SOLOVAIR GREEN HI-SHINE GIBSON SHOES
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OLIVER SPENCER THEOBALD JACKET COBHAM CHARCOAL

THEOBALD JACKET
COBHAM CHARCOAL

OLIVER SPENCER DRAWSTRING TROUSERS COBHAM CHARCOAL

DRAWSTRING TROUSERS
COBHAM CHARCOAL

OLIVER SPENCER HAWAIIAN SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT EBLEY GREEN
HAWAIIAN SHORT SLEEVE
SHIRT EBLEY GREEN

OLIVER SPENCER SOLOVAIR GREEN HI-SHINE GIBSON SHOES
SOLOVAIR GREEN
HI-SHINE GIBSON SHOES

It’s OK to go bold with footwear - case in point, Solovair’s green hi-shine Gibson shoes. Alfie’s advice would be to consider paring it down from the ankles up - let the shoes do the walking and the talking. A lightweight cotton-mix seersucker suit in Cobham Charcoal does exactly that, while an Ebley Green shirt injects some well-approved fun and texture that these shoes rightly deserve.

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