About

The Observer collection aims to encourage travel by imparting a perpetual feeling of home through style & ritual.

Functionally and stylistically, The Observer Collection reflects on a lifetime of travel, from austere military campaigns to the height of luxury, while constantly looking forward to a world where the creative elite travel continuously.

The Observer Collection is for those who travel well & often.


Robert Spangle is a photographer and designer, his work concerns the study of man’s spirit.

Life as a Marine sparked an interest in travel & an experientially rich life. Leaving military service he studied bespoke tailoring at Maurice Sedwell on Savile Row.

After learning jacket, trouser & waistcoat drafting & making he returned to studying design at Otis College of Art and Design, while working as a fashion photographer traveling the world for publications like Esquire, British GQ, The Rake, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Monrowe, and Popeye.

From 2017 Robert has reported on conflicts ranging from Iraq, to Afghanistan, to Ukraine for Esquire, The New York Times, GQ UK, & Achtung.

You can read a little more about Observer on The Robb Report,  The Financial Times & Mr. Porter, and,  DIE, WORKWEAR our Tango bag was also featured on Harpers Bazaar’s best laptop bag list

some Interviews & features on “Afghan Style” can be found on Monocle Radio, GQ, Permanent Style & Agnes Select

 

Bertille Noiret – Has been Observer’s Fashion Director & lead consultant since 2018, as well as Stylist for Thousand Yard Studio’s editorial and campaign work. Bertille has worked previously as an editor at Glamour (France) and At Large Magazine. As a stylist she has worked with brands like Zegna, Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, Theory, Nike and Shiseido.