The Bike List

Oliver Spencer teams up with cycling apparel specialists Vulpine

British menswear designer Oliver Spencer teams up with cycling apparel specialists Vulpine to launch a limited edition tailored cycling blazer. Designed with the urban cyclist in mind, the piece perfectly combines the style and aesthetic of Oliver Spencer with the technicality and cycling expertise of Vulpine.

The first ever performance wear collaboration from Spencer, the partnership came about by an introduction through a mutual friend of Oliver's and Vulpine founder, Nick Hussey. Nick had long been an admirer of Oliver Spencer's ethos and design and with Oliver being a cyclist himself who wanted something to wear on the road and in the office; their friendship grew to become a collaborative venture.

Oliver led the overall design with his knowledge of fit, British style and manufacturing

whilst Vulpine advised on performance specific cuts along with subtle, practical features, making the ideal jacket for the modern cyclist.

Launching February 2014, the navy jacket features water resistant cotton fabric in a classic crisp cut with added breathability and technicality to withstand the elements. Detailing such as reflective neck lining, reverse cuffs and rear vent allow the wearer to be easily visible on the road. Similarly, the arms and back of the jacket have been cut slightly longer than traditional outerwear to suit the riding position, whilst still maintaining the style and fit synonymous with the Oliver Spencer brand.

Retailing at £295, the jacket is the first in an ongoing partnership between Oliver Spencer and Vulpine, which will expand to include a womenswear offering for Autumn/Winter 2014.

oliverspencer.co.uk & vulpine.cc