I have three words to say about Simon Spurr’s 2011 Spring/Summer collection: So F*cking Handsome.
But here are some more words, just in case: Spurr has found that enviable place between high-end British cutting and a cool American feel. The cuts of his jackets, jeans and shirts are razor sharp, and tight like a vice, but there’s nothing restricting about them. And nothing too austere.
There are leather gloves here and leather bombers, to remind us men that we’re men. The striped and plaid suits that are damn near playful, while maintaining confidence (Spurr has gone with three-pieces for many of his looks, to my great delight) and some pink trousers to go with the dapper, leather travel bags his boys took with them down the runway.
The absolute highlight was the black jacket—all at once mysterious, refined and chic.
And of course there’s Spurr’s signature jeans, which remain up there with APC and Acne for the only denim that any man should pay more than $100 for.
The collection was challenging without losing any grip on Spurr’s anchor. It was dependable, and yet exciting; straightforward, but original. Like a truly handsome man should be.