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Spencer by Oliver Spencer

April 26, 2011

Following on from the post I did last week’s on Oliver Spencer’s cracking new shoe shop (find that here), I’ve recently been sent a few images of two styles from his new ‘Spencer’ range of shoes. I thought I’d post them up here for you folks to look at what they can expect from this new collection.

Above is the ‘Kyak’, a moccasin type boot that comes in either full leather, or a mix of leather and suede. All featuring metal eyelets, cord laces, tan leather welt and a chunky, slightly wedge shaped crepe sole.  It’s a great shape that reminds me a bit of what Pointer are doing (that’s a good thing in my opinion) but they’ve certainly got their own look and it’s one that works brilliantly.

It’s available in burgundy leather and dirty buck suede, navy leather and dirty buck suede or a full leather version in a peanut colourway. All have white contrast stitching and all are said to be very lightweight. Best of the lot for me is the burgundy leather and suede mix, great shoe.

Next up is the ‘Cricket’. It’s a lightweight Derby style shoe with a toe cap and light Brogueing on both this and the lower edge of the quarter. One of the interesting features is the way in which the upper meets the sole – there’s what looks like a traditional welt but if you look closely the upper sits and is stitched on top of this (think of how a Clarks Desert boot meets its sole) sandwiching the leather strip between itself and the white wedge EVA sole.

Available in either navy blue nubuck, caramel suede and dirty buck suede (if you fancy something in a lighter shade for Summer) all three look great on their bright white soles. Both styles are made in Portugal and will be sold exclusively in the Lambs Conduit Street store. For more information on the brand, have a look at their website here: Oliver Spencer.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. smartypants123 permalink
    April 26, 2011 3:43 pm

    Those Derby’s are nice, especially the tan ones. Like the moc boot too, especially that piece that goes up to the top of the toe, very Yuketen. Might get a pair of them.

    Any idea on price fella?

    • April 26, 2011 4:18 pm

      No idea I’m afraid chap.

      I’d imagine if these are made in Portugal that they’d be less than his Northampton made ones and they retail at around £220.

      EDIT: Just been told they’re going to be around £100 – £130 a pair, not bad!

  2. Simon permalink
    April 26, 2011 3:50 pm

    1st Maine guide shoes and 2nd johnson oxfords. Nothing new, Yuketen did them first and better IMO.

    • Smartypants123 permalink
      April 26, 2011 4:31 pm

      Yuketen’s are the bollocks but they’re also 4 times the price of these by the look of things. Plus most shoes aren’t new, why buy Sanders brogues when Churches are better & why bother with them when you can get a bespoke pair from Edward Green?

      Cash ain’t it. It doesn’t make ’em shite because someone’s done it first and more expensively.

  3. Simon permalink
    April 27, 2011 5:30 pm

    Smartypants: Plus most shoes aren’t new ? ? Not sure what you mean.

    I never said they were shite just the yuteken IMO are a nicer shoe. Oliver Spencer have clearly copied two pairs of existing shoes and produced them at a lower cost for a wider market. Good business sense!

    You get what you pay for, Yuketen are hand made and are built to get batter with age.

    • Smartypants123 permalink
      April 28, 2011 1:36 pm

      Sorry fella, I meant most styles of shoe aren’t new, Oxfords, Derbys, brogues, Chelsea etc. They’re all classic styles as old as the hills and loads of people make their own versions of them.

      I think the Olly Spencer versions have their own look about them, yeah they’re a bit of a bite form Yuketen but they’re still nice shoes on their own merit. As Rob said, they also look a bit like Pointer too and probably look like a few other makers an’ all.

      There’s no doubt Yuki’s are the better shoe, I’ve got some bluchers that I would never part with but I’d still happily buy a pair of these too.

  4. April 28, 2011 4:21 pm

    Blimey, it’s been a while since people actually had a discussion about stuff on here.

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