When it comes to smart-casual attire, Oliver Spencer is a man of mythical reputation. Each season, his flagship brand is rightly lauded for refining (and re-defining) today’s casual palette. So, would it surprise you, then, to learn that Oliver began his sartorial career in crafting formalwear? Classy, traditional, and understated, Favourbrook is one of the very few retailers within formalwear to remain independent. All of what makes OS so brilliant in the casual world, is what makes Favourbrook so exciting in formalwear: namely Oliver’s willingness to add something different, all while respecting rules and traditions. Established in London’s Jermyn Street in the early nineties (heaven-on-earth for those seeking a slice of old-world luxury), Oliver opened his first store after turning leftover ecclesiastical fabrics into waistcoats on Portobello Road Market. Experimenting with - and enjoying - the challenges and limitations of designing formalwear for the modern man, Favourbrook was born.