Yesterday as part of my pandemic-era ritual of wearing my Sunday best, I wore a fine custom shirt made by colleague Spencer Bennett as a tribute to the gentleman.
Last week Bennett’s son informed Ivy Style of his passing, and issued this statement:
On April 20, 2021 Spencer Bennett, co-founder of Michael-Spencer Shirts, passed away after a short bout with pancreatic cancer. Spencer loved few things in life more than his family, America, and a good shirt. In 2015, Spencer merged these interests together when he and his wife Ivonne started Michael-Spencer (the name being an amalgam of his sons’ middle names).
When launching the company, Spencer was asked what he would do if no one bought any shirts. To which he responded “then I’ll have a closet full of great shirts.” Fortunately, that wasn’t the case, as word of the company quickly spread. Spencer took pride in making the kind of shirt his customers sought after. And he found great joy in the personal relationships he developed with many of his customers.
The company is ceasing operations, and our condolences go out to Spencer Bennett’s family. May he rest in peace. — CC