Sure, we could (and do) talk endlessly about the clothes we love, but for our new column, Line Item, we’ll be asking some of our favorite designers to tell us what they think about the best pieces from their newest collections. Today, designer Oliver Spencer tells us about the Oli Gloves from his fall collection.
We have to work very hard every season to create something new, to make it different and functional. These are all about function. We made them for bicycling, for men who want to look smart when riding around town. I’m known for mixing different fabrics, if we left just wool on the palm it would wear out very quickly, that’s why we put the suede down. It gives you a nice grip on the handlebar. We strive to get back to the details, that’s very important. Ultimately, I think everyone should be able to wear my designs, especially something like this.