Luxury British Footwear brand Oliver Sweeney have given us an exclusive preview of their SS12 range, consisting of footwear, accessories, small leather goods and many other items.
The pieces from the collection we are going to introduce you to today are FashionBeans favourites from the footwear range (seeing as it is what Oliver Sweeney does best!) – detailing many of the new and improved styles you can expect within the collection.
The SS12 series sees popular silhouettes such as the Holman, Alex and Bushnell being transformed in a far more subtle and neutral colour palette. They are also being revamped using light weight materials, with both modifications creating a much gentler and less formal overall appearance. However, they still retain their versatility, as these shoes can be just as easily dressed up with a summer suit as they can dressed down with casual chinos or denim at the weekends.
Other stand out models from the collection come in the form of the Edwards and Abrahams ranges, which again follows suit by utilising natural shades that are appropriate for the warmer weather and bright days. Both of these styles incorporate Goodyear welt and a feather light EVA sole that are not only hard wearing but also lighter and softer than previous incarnations. You can see the thought and consideration that Oliver Sweeney have put into creating footwear that is truly suitable for the spring/summer seasons.
If we had to pick our favourite between these two styles then their is no competition; The Abrahams get our vote. We love brogues here at FashionBeans but these are one of a kind; a two tone brogue incorporating both leather and suede, with matching suede laces. True statement shoes that are beautifully crafted.
Last but by no means least, The Allen is a plimsoll style trainer. This comes in two colour ways of brown or grey shade. This clean and minimalistic trainer has a smooth appearance with a contrasting sole and branding to both sides. A refined ‘grown-up’ style trainer for the modern gentleman.