Frustrated by the limitations of art school and impatient to strike out alone, Oliver Spencer abandoned student-hood in favour of a stall at Portobello Market. And working that market stall ingrained Oli's enduring love of garment and cloth — shop and shopkeeping. Oliver Spencer the brand was founded in 2002. Having spent the previous decade creating and expanding formalwear brand Favourbrook, Oli wanted to create something new: a range of clothing with all the quality and craft of premium tailoring, but with a relaxed modern style. The philosophy? Quality needn't mean formality; casual needn't mean careless.