Shirt Locker: a guide to Autumn shirts

Shirts still form the integral backbone of our wardrobes, being the glue that helps us combine trousers and jacket combinations. At Oliver Spencer, our shirts carry a distinctly casual edge, with soft rolled collars and organic cotton fabrics creating a more relaxed tailored silhouette, as opposed to stiff business shirts. This season, we've created a very sustainable collection that ticks just about every style box there is. From dressed-down weekend shirts to blue-collar inspired workwear shapes, this collection is full of dependable styles that will elevate your Autumn wardrobe and help to create myriad new fit combinations in your wardrobe...

Back to work shirts 

Zooming from home or actually plying your trade from the office, these are the shirts that will give you that professional edge for a modern workplace. Constructed with soft spear collars rather than the stiff collars of formal business shirts, Oliver Spencer's Clerkenwell tabs shirts and the New York Special shirts both offer great style and versatility in the office or if you're taking calls when working from home. Cut in a variety of super soft organic cotton fabrics, the Clerkenwell offers a minimalistic neck fastening for a clean look, while the New York Special has more of a classic finish easily paired with knitwear such as a crew neck or relaxed tailoring.

CLERKENWELL TAB SHIRT MARCO NAVY

CLERKENWELL TAB
SHIRT MARCO NAVY

NEW YORK SPECIAL SHIRT ORTIZ NAVY

NEW YORK SPECIAL
SHIRT ORTIZ NAVY

CLERKENWELL TAB SHIRT FLOYD NAVY

CLERKENWELL TAB
SHIRT FLOYD NAVY

Utility shirts

Born from functionality, utility shirts have evolved into workwear classics to form an integral part of the modern wardrobe. At the forefront of our collection is the Dock Popover shirt, which is cut in a smock shirt silhouette with a three-button placket. We've released three versions this season, all cut from a beautifully soft organic cotton fabric. They're great layering pieces when worn with other workwear classics such as a chore jacket. Which segues nicely on to our Hockey shirt jacket which is a lightweight chore jacket in all but name but can be worn as an overshirt. This season we've cut it in a rich Penton cord fabric in rust and midnight navy, perfect for wearing with denim or our drawstring trousers. Finally, our Eltham shirt is a bona fide overshirt, being a modern interpretation of a military CPO shirt, perfect for seasonal layering.

ELTHAM OVERSHIRT CAMDEN CORD KHAKI

ELTHAM OVERSHIRT
CAMDEN CORD KHAKI

DOCK POPOVER SHIRT STEIN RUST

DOCK POPOVER
SHIRT STEIN RUST

HOCKNEY SHIRT JACKET PENTON CORD LIGHT MIDNIGHT

HOCKNEY SHIRT JACKET
PENTON CORD
LIGHT MIDNIGHT

Weekend shirts

You can never have enough easy-breezy super soft shirt styles for casual weekend fits. They are the glue of your wardrobe looks, bringing together your jackets and trousers in myriad combinations, with the ability to dress up or down a look depending upon the shirt. This season, we've got a tonne of styles that fit the category perfectly, most notably our button-down Brook shirt. The button-down collar was original devised for British soldiers playing polo in India, but has now become the de facto aesthetic for casual shirting thanks to the soft rolled collar. The Brook comes in a host of new season fabrics, including a beautiful Madras check in organic cotton. Of course, no weekend wardrobe could be without the iconic grandad collar. It has long been a part of Oliver Spencer collections because it is so wearable and this season we've cut it in a host of clean neutral tones and a new pinstripe.

BROOK SHIRT HANSEN BLACK

BROOK SHIRT
HANSEN BLACK

BROOK SHIRT RAMSEY MULTI

BROOK SHIRT
RAMSEY MULTI

GRANDAD SHIRT KILDALE INDIGO RINSE

GRANDAD SHIRT
KILDALE INDIGO RINSE

Non-negotiable shirts

Wardrobe workhorses, these are the shirt styles that no man's wardrobe should do without - those shirts that seem to work with just about any outfit you assemble, ticking all the right boxes all of the time. First among them is the indigo shirt, which features a brilliantly deep and rich hue of blue that wears well with age. We've used indigo dye in both our Eltham and New York Special shirt styles this season so you have a variety of different wears to wear it. We love using indigo dyed fabrics in tonal blue looks, but also pairing them up with creams and autumnal tones too. Next of the must-haves is the corduroy shirt - textural, tactile and very comfortable, it's a fantastic fabric that bridges the divide between smart and casual. We've used corduroy to create some Eltham overshirt styles along with our Brook shirt, giving you greater versatility in how you want to wear this amazing fabric. Finally, everyone needs a pinstripe in their life so we create the Wallace organic cotton fabric in cream/black, in both grandad and New York Special shirt styles. The simple geometry of the lines is a great way to add pattern to a look and it'll work with just about any pair of trousers you own.

ELTHAM OVERSHIRT MURPHY INDIGO

ELTHAM OVERSHIRT
MURPHY INDIGO

BROOK SHIRT CAMDEN CORD GINGER

BROOK SHIRT CAMDEN
CORD GINGER

NEW YORK SPECIAL SHIRT WALLACE CREAM/BLACK

NEW YORK SPECIAL
SHIRT WALLACE
CREAM/BLACK

 

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