This week, we doorstepped Lambs Conduit Street Store Manager Jon Beaumont to get his favourite picks from our seasonal sale.
Artist and our Store Manager at Lambs Conduit Street, Jon Beaumont has been a regular fixture at Oliver Spencer for quite some time, developing a unique understanding of the brand and its ethos. He can also often be found getting his hands dirty in the design studio, applying his knowledge to the creation of our collections. Who better then to ask about his favourite pieces in the Spring/Summer sale. Jon's approach to style covets quality and timelessness, with a focus on sustainable fabrics and classic silhouettes to create a look that's at once versatile and easy to wear. His selection encompasses ecological linen fabrics across tailoring, shirts and trousers, together with organic cotton pieces, making for a low carbon-footprint edit to add to your wardrobe. Over to Jon...
"This season has been our strongest yet when it comes to sustainability. As a company, we're really focused on reducing our carbon footprint and a good portion of that comes down to the fabrics we source. Hence you'll find a lot of linen (from the flax plant) which is probably the most water efficient crop there is. We've also increased the number of organic cotton pieces too and will look to add even more for SS21. Hence, my sale picks lean heavily on the sustainability element of the collection.
"My personal style is quite laidback so you'll find me in shorts most days throughout the summer. I cycle to work too so they're an obvious option. I've got lots of different pairs of our Judo Shorts as they strike a nice casual balance and they can be easily worn with a shirt or a tee, depending on your mood. The Eden Navy style is easy to wear with just about everything, but I also like the geometric pattern of our Fan Navy shorts.
"I'm definitely an advocate of the overshirt. It's practical, casual, smart - whatever you want to make of it really. I like layering it over a tee in the summer when wearing a blouson or jacket is too much.
My style lends itself well to blousons and casual jackets rather than tailoring, so if that also sounds like you, definitely check out the Hockney jacket. I'm wearing the Temple Blue style here but we also do it in a handful of other style, including a rich indigo cotton that closely resembles the original 'bleu de chine'. It's just a great, all-round utilitarian piece that you can throw on over a shirt or a tee, wear it with jeans or smart trousers, sneakers or Paraboot's Michael style - one of those pieces you go to when you have no idea what to wear!
If you prefer a blouson style, the Buckland jacket is a good alternative - it is a five-button straight-cut style that sits at the waist with a cotton drawcord hem and leather cord adjusters. There's a contrast cream herringbone tape behind the front buttons, which is a nice touch when you wear it open. We also do a Phaidon Black version which is one of those great perennial pieces that works whatever time of year and is especially useful if you prefer a monochrome palette as opposed to brighter tones. A slightly more tailored style would be our Cowboy jacket, which riffs on the classic four-pocket field coat.