Topman Launches Oliver Spencer Capsule Shoe Collection
on: March 19, 2010, 8:00 am
Topman has launched a new capsule collection of shoes designed
by British designer Oliver Spencer.
Oliver founded his own label in 2002 and now boasts flagship stores in both New York
and London as well as being stocked in some of the world's most respected outlets.
He wanted to create a collection that reflected his own wardrobe: a bridge between
popular streetwear and traditional tailoring. The brand is an expression of modern
man; his tastes, his touch, his style.
Oli's main inspirations come from hunting and the military. He adapts bits of
Americana and ideas from Japan into his cool, English aesthetic. He admires Sandy
Powell, costume designer for the Martin Scorsese movies Gangs of New York and The
Aviator, as much as any fashion designer.
Oli has gained a cult following due to his use of quality fabrics, characteristic
detailing, modern fitting, old-school construction and exquisite
craftsmanship-characteristics which has been perfectly demonstrated in the new range
"Oliver has that innate skill of being able to reinterpret an iconic menswear item
and with just the slightest tweak of proportion, colour and fabric, redefine it as a
modern classic. This Topman collaboration epitomises this with a collection that is
both referential yet distinctively new", commented Gordon Richardson, Topman design
The collection focuses on one style of boot and one style of shoe, incorporating a
unique brick red EVA wedge sole design which Oliver has championed through his own
range of shoes to great acclaim. All the boots have been designed in a traditional
desert boot style in either navy blue, stone or chocolate brown suede whilst the
shoe is an oxford style toe cap in both navy blue or off white nubuck with white
The collection will be available from May 10 through the London and New York
flagship stores and on line.
Topman offers the latest in men's fashion encompassing a
range of styles to suit every shopper. Topman's extensive collection embraces
everything from the latest fashion trends to classic pieces, and extends to men's
polo shirts, mens hoodies, men's underwear, accessories and formal wear. Topman also provide the simplest way to search for
and buy mens clothes, placing it among the leading fashion retailers in the UK
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