Embracing summer whites and natural tones

Britons find it hard not to overreact when it comes to weather, good or bad. One look outside your window and people are awash with shorts and t-shirts in a palette that embraces the lighter end of the colour spectrum. Dressing in soft shades of ecru and tobacco has us feeling undeserving of weather superior to usually more aspirational overseas destinations. We all know that this weather can be fleeting (read: Nuts in May), but for the times it allows us to go head first into high summer, who are we to say no?
OLIVER SPENCER THEOBALD JACKET AND DRAWSTRING TROUSERS FALKE CREAM
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OLIVER SPENCER THEOBALD JACKET FALKE CREAM

THEOBALD JACKET
FALKE CREAM

LYMINGTON AVIATOR SUNGLASSES GUN METAL GREEN LENS

LYMINGTON AVIATOR
SUNGLASSES GUN METAL
GREEN LENS

OLIVER SPENCER DRAWSTRING TROUSERS FALKE CREAM

DRAWSTRING TROUSERS
FALKE CREAM

This season at Oliver Spencer we want to be able to provide clothes that make you boldly step into summer and feel comfortable doing so. Oli himself is excited with the possible combinations you can create with the collection. “It’s a proper summertime colour palette. Look at our creams, whites, beiges and that kildale mustard colour we have this season, put those altogether… it’s summer right there!”
OLIVER SPENCER HAWAIIAN SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT LINTON TOBACCO AND FISHTAIL TROUSERS LINTON TOBACCO
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OLIVER SPENCER HAWAIIAN SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT LINTON TOBACCO

HAWIIAN SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT
LINTON TOBACCO

OLIVER SPENCER DRAWSTRING TROUSERS LINTON TOBACCO

DRAWSTRING TROUSERS
LINTON TOBACCO

Fabrics are light and there is no restrictive dress codes as to where our summer whites and natural tones can be worn. Organic cotton t-shirts to the beach, linen drawstring trousers in Evering Taupe for a weekend in the countryside; a full Falke Cream uniform for work to embrace British Summertime. “I love the cloth [Falke Cream] it’s really nice," Oli says. "I see people wearing this fabric being worn all the time, even for just waking up in the morning to go and get the paper and a pint of milk. Everyday life.”

“We’re thinking about we are doing and we of course care about environment when making our clothes. I also believe, and really importantly, our customer wants that and want to know what we are doing. We’ve been doing it for a long time and not shouting about it. Our customers have come to expect it and we expect it from ourselves. It’s a simple process for us.” – Oliver Spencer on lowering our environmental impact

OLIVER SPENCER CONDUIT T-SHIRT RUSPER NAVY/OATMEAL AND WESTON JERSEY SHORTS RUSPER NAVY/OATMAL
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OLIVER SPENCER CONDUIT T-SHIRT RUSPER NAVY/OATMEAL

CONDUIT T-SHIRT
RUSPER NAVY/OATMEAL

OLIVER SPENCER WESTON JERSEY SHORTS RUSPER NAVY/OATMEAL

WESTON JERSEY SHORTS
RUPSER NAVY/OATMEAL

OLIVER SPENCER HAWAIIAN JERSEY SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT RUSPER NAVY/OATMEAL

HAWAIIAN JERSEY SHORT
SLEEVE SHIRT RUSPER
NAVY/OATMEAL

Not only does the season allow to lighten our colour palette, but it also provides an opportunity to lighten our impact when it comes to the environment. We take great pride in working with fantastic factories who care, like us, about the way in which we produce our clothing. One fabric that we’re big fans of is linen. It is nature’s finest fabric when it comes to talking about sustainability. The flax crop - where linen comes from - thrives from rainwater alone and doesn't require the need for pesticides. Not only that, but anything that isn't used to produce linen is used to feed livestock, reducing any potential waste. Plus, by sourcing our linen from Europe, it further reduces our impact and emissions! You’ve got yourself a fast-drying and extremely breathable fabric ready to go. “We’re great advocates of linen here. It’s probably the best and naturally does what we want, without having to try. It’s fantastic!”

Let's not forget our growing collection of organic cotton jersey and ecological products that integrate well with the lighter shades. When we are able to make something ecologically and remove the dyeing process from a garment, the resulting colours are what Oli likes to call “cool neutrals” that are “easy to wear and so relaxed”.
OLIVER SPENCER HAWAIIAN JERSEY SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT PAVIS ECRU

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OLIVER SPENCER HAWAIIAN JERSEY SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT PAVIS ECRU

HAWAIIAN JERSEY SHORT
SLEEVE SHIRT PAVIS ECRU

OLIVER SPENCER HAWAIIAN SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT YARDLEY CREAM

HAWAIIAN SHORT
SLEEVE SHIRT YARDLEY CREAM

OLIVER SPENCER DOCK POPOVER SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT FORTE ECRU

DOCK POPOVER SHORT
SLEEVE SHIRT FORTE ECRU

Whether you take your style inspiration from Steve McQueen and his summer wardrobe that favoured the colours we are harping on about, or maybe even the classic tennis stars in their polo and pleats, we are ready to help you step away from your trusted navy and greys, even if it is just for a brief period. Trust us, you’ll thank us later.

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