A personal playlist from top London tailor Oliver Spencer

Eclectic and tasteful, our guest playlist this month comes from one of London’s finest, Oliver Spencer.

Self-taught, Spencer left art school to run a stall on Portobello Market. He now has four London stores, including two in Lambs Conduit Street. His range is also available in Liberty’s and Selfridges as well as online from Mr Porter.com.

Music is clearly integral to Spencer’s creativity. He has previously namechecked Damon Albarn and Nick Cave as style inspirations and has installed Zeppelin Wireless speakers in a number of his stores. His recent A/W16 collection, ‘When rock rolled with afro beat’, was inspired by legendary drummer and travelling wild man, Ginger Baker.

Recently asked if he had any style advice for Spring, he answered: “Mixing smart and artisan to make something eclectic.” From the joyous funk of William Onyeabor through classic Carole King to the sharp skank of The Specials, we think this could equally be describing his playlist:

B1 – New Zambian Music

Carole King – It’s too late

Stevie Wonder – Isn’t she lovely

Rudimental – Waiting all night

William Onyeabor – Atomic Bomb 

Fela Kuti & Ginger Baker Live! – Black Man’s Cry 

David Gilmour – The Girl In The Yellow Dress

TV on the radio – Quartz

Florence & The Machine – Delilah

David Bowie – Changes

The Specials – Too much too young

Carly Simon – You’re so vain

Instagram: @oliverspencer

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