Keep waffling on

It's hip to be square, at least when it comes to our new organic cotton waffle-knit fabrics that we've just released for spring. You see, fabrication is everything at Oliver Spencer. Oli’s entire design approach begins and ends with it, from the search to source new and interesting cloths to the final quality checks before the collection hits the stores. Focusing on the fabric rather than some ephemeral trend ensures that our products stand the test of time, plus it guarantees that you get the finest textures and finishes that we can find.

TABLEY POLO SHIRT PAVIS SKY BLUE

TABLEY POLO SHIRT
PAVIS SKY BLUE

TABLEY POLO SHIRT PAVIS NAVY

TABLEY POLO SHIRT
PAVIS NAVY

TABLEY POLO SHIRT PAVIS ECRU

TABLEY POLO SHIRT
PAVIS ECRU

Two such styles of cloth we’ve sourced for this season - Pavis and Darly - got us very excited when we first got our hands on them. They're what we call a waffle-weave fabric, also known as a honeycomb fabric for obvious reasons, and are made from 100% organic cotton. It consists of raised threads that form small rectangles, which produces a really tactile three-dimensional effect. To be technical, it’s the combination of warp and weft floats that creates the structure. Besides its unique texture, waffle fabric is a brilliant summer cloth since the raised ridges allow air to flow through the fabric, keeping you cool but also drying the cloth quickly.

HAWAIIAN JERSEY SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT PAVIS ECRU

HAWAIIAN JERSEY SHORT-
SLEEVE SHIRT
PAVIS ECRU

HAWAIIAN JERSEY SHORT-
SLEEVE SHIRT
PAVIS NAVY


HAWAIIAN JERSEY SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT PAVIS SKY BLUE

HAWAIIAN JERSEY SHORT-
SLEEVE SHIRT
PAVIS SKY BLUE

 

Polos are perhaps the most dextrous of spring-summer shirts, since they look as good with shorts as they do with tailored separates. Both our Tabley polo shirts and Hawthorn polo shirts offer great textural qualities thanks to the mid-weight organic waffle-knit cotton. The Tabley features a three-button placket - a nod to tradition - while the Hawthorn features a single tab closure at the neck for a more casual look.

HAWTHORN POLO SHIRT DARLY GREY

HAWTHORN POLO SHIRT
DARLY GREY

HAWTHORN POLO SHIRT DARLY NAVY

HAWTHORN POLO SHIRT
DARLY NAVY

 

We've also used the Darly fabric in our jersey collection this season, producing a trio consisting of two t-shirts and a long-sleeved t-shirt. Given the Darly fabric is mid-weight, they drape really nicely. They can be easily worn with smart casual fits such as jeans and chinos but will work equally well with any of the shorts in our new Spring 21 collection.

SHORT SLEEVE T-SHIRT DARLY GREY

SHORT SLEEVE T-SHIRT
DARLY GREY

SHORT SLEEVE T-SHIRT DARLY NAVY

SHORT SLEEVE T-SHIRT
DARLY NAVY

LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRT DARLY NAVY

LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRT
DARLY NAVY

 

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