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
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
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