Christmas is a truly wonderful time of the year. Despite the temperature, it brings us a sense of warmth and it allows us to take a step back from the day-to-day; to relax and spend some time with the ones we hold close. It is only right that such a special occasion should be treated with consideration.
Après, the epicurean instinct that follows an oh so hard day on the slopes. Oliver Spencer’s inimitable take on the 1970s approach to this louche activity sees warm dogtooth wools teamed with bright, bold checked shirting and bold knitwear.
Our mission has always been to create clothing that is designed with purpose: using high-quality manufacturing and well-sourced, luxury fabrication. Oli spends most of his time between the factory floor and the shop floor, something that has enabled him to understand our customer’s needs and at the same time, build trusted relationships with our manufacturers and suppliers.
The origins of corduroy date back as early as 200 AD from Egypt and was formerly known as ‘Fustian’. Imported in to Europe, via Italy in the 14th century and predominantly used by the aristocrats of the continent, it’s known in more recent times to be a staple of Geography teachers, farmers and a uniform for the working class; it’s fair to say that the evolution of corduroy is testament to its versatility, depth of colour and hardy tactility.
A good selection of shirts should be the corner stone for any wardrobe. Buttoning up doesn’t always mean smartening up and a variety of styles and fabrics can help bring a simple outfit to life. This week our team headed out with a selection of some of our favourite shirts from the new Autumn/Winter collection and captured a mixture of smart and casual looks around Notting Hill.
The Oliver Spencer Autumn/Winter ’18 collection captures the essence of cultural life in Notting Hill during the 70’s and 80’s. Amidst this vibrant movement was a young Bryan Ferry; a beacon for disillusioned youth who’s intrinsic values didn’t marry up to neither the emerging punk counter-culture nor the status quo. Much like David Bowie, he helped pave the way for many to feel as though they could be what they wanted to be.
Oliver Spencer has created an exclusive capsule collection for Matches Fashion for the Autumn/Winter 18’ season. Styled under the theme of ‘Search and Rescue’ this collection is designed for an urban landscape and the practical man. Using high quality fabrics such as Italian Casentino wool, Teflon-coated plaid wool and luxurious fine cord; this is a capsule that is as much about style as it is comfort.
Since it was established in 1947, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has become the go to location to see the best talent from both established and up and coming performers. The beauty of the festival is that it allows a platform for an incredibly diverse range of acts from across the U.K and beyond.
With an unbelievable summer of beautiful weather, staying here in the UK and enjoying the unprecedented amount of sunshine is on everyone’s mind and rightly so. However, finding the best place to go can be a challenge and with the popularity of short weekend breaks increasing, we thought we would help to plan your summer-time long weekend and give some advice as to what you should be wearing as well.
Last week we were invited by our friends at I Love Linen to visit Belgium and discover the process that goes into growing, spinning and weaving flax into linen. France, Belgium and the Netherlands produce 80% of the world’s flax; the combination of climate and quality of the soil found in these regions are ideal growing conditions and the beautiful fields are a common sight in the western part of Flanders.