Oliver Spencer

In the 16 years since he es­tab­lished his menswear brand, Oliver Spencer has be­come a by­word for mod­ern, re­laxed tai­lor­ing. Here, he shares his ever prac­ti­cal, al­ways stylish morn­ing rou­tine

Men's Health (UK) - - Style - PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY LUCKY IF SHARP – WORDS BY SHANE C KURUP

6.15am As soon as I’m out of bed, I put my specs on. You can’t go wrong with D-frame tor­toise­shell glasses ( 1), and we make a nice pair. They work with for­mal and ca­sual looks and will never fall out of favour.

6.17am I make a cup of tea for my wife and take it up to her, then I wake up my three boys and cook them break­fast. I’m al­ways the cook in the morn­ing. They love bagels topped with sliced ham, plus a glass of milk.

6.55am I typ­i­cally throw on a pair of my own brand’s lounge-wear track­suit bot­toms (2) and a T-shirt, plus a Patag­o­nia gilet. Then I head out of the front door and walk my boys to the school bus, with the dog in tow.

7.25am An el­derly Ja­panese man taught me an ex­er­cise that in­volves ex­tend­ing your arms along a bar and over your head, then down again to touch your back. He said it’ll keep me up­right. I do 20 of th­ese be­fore show­er­ing.

7.32am I like to have my shower at full power. I’m a big fan of Ae­sop’s skin prod­ucts – I’m pretty sure I have the en­tire col­lec­tion. The shower gel (3) is very re­fresh­ing, and I rely on it to wake me up

ev­ery day.

7.37am I shave once a week and when I do, I use a Gil­lette ra­zor (4) – the five-blade sys­tem gives pre­ci­sion re­sults. I also use Clin­ique for Men Cream Shave and mois­turiser. I have sen­si­tive skin, and the brand is great for that.

7.43am I’ve al­ways had un­ruly hair, so I don’t bother try­ing to tame it. Af­ter my shower, I dry it, then give it a quick comb, and I’m done. It helps that my groom­ing reg­i­men is fairly low main­te­nance as I have my hands full with my kids.

7.44am I’m quite into Hamil­ton and Hare un­der­wear – the brand has a seam­less jer­sey style that I find su­per- com­fort­able. You barely feel like you’re wear­ing any­thing.

7.45am My life is about my work and my kids, so my main re­quire­ment is prac­ti­cal­ity. Usu­ally, I just throw on a grandad shirt, a Soar cy­cling top and linen draw­string trousers, as well as a pair of my own-brand slip-ons (5).

7.50am When I want some­thing that will in­spire me, Dries Van Noten and Acne (6) are my go-tos. With Dries, it’s the tac­tile fab­rics and colour, and I love Acne’s clean lines.

7.59am On most days, I wear an Omega Speed­mas­ter Moon­watch (7). Mine was made in 1968 – the year I was born. As­tro­nauts wore the model in the first lu­nar land­ings. I put it on be­fore I jump on my Bromp­ton and cy­cle to the of­fice.

ACNE BOMBER £ 460

OLIVER SPENCER JOG­GERS £ 119

OLIVER SPENCER GLASSES FRAMES £ 185

1968 OMEGA SPEED­MAS­TER £ 13,500

OLIVER SPENCER SLIP- ONS £ 149

AE­SOP BODY CLEANSER £ 31

GIL­LETTE FUSION5 £ 15

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