With heritage a hot topic in menswear, there’s never been a more appropriate time to invest in this corduroy navigator jacket by eclectic British designer, Oliver Spencer.
Humble corduroy has been a rustic menswear staple for as long as anyone can remember; more commonly associated with the country and middle-aged men, in more recent months this durable and warming fabric has enjoyed a marked sartorial renaissance.
Modernised and polished-up for AW12 with finer forms and sleeker cuts, this once rather grubby fabric was widely seen in its new guise across international menswear collections, and deservedly so; despite its traditionally passé reputation, corduroy is essentially a ribbed velvet, which is, after all, the favoured cloth of Kings.
Founding his namesake company in 2002, the self-taught tailor set out to create a line of clothing that reflected his own sartorial tastes. Passionate about tradition and sartorial provenance, Spencer remains rooted to his founding design principles of reinventing classic, quality styles with a modern twist.
A world exclusive for luxury online retailer my-wardrobe, the cord navigator jacket takes the best of old-school convention and infuses it with fresh and contemporary character. Perfectly illustrating the eclectic Britishness of the label, this skilfully-executed style typifies Spencer’s successful design formula.
Crafted from a heavy-duty pure-cotton corduroy, the jacket features kooky mismatched buttons and multiple patch pockets that make the design both a style-savvy and practical outerwear option for the autumn months.
Suitable for town or country wear, this nonchalant yet refined cover-up will form the sartorial backbone of any well-put-together look; simply throw it on over a fine-gauge merino knit and lean denim and you’re good to go.
Available now at my-wardrobe.com, priced at £245.