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The JOHNNIE WALKER Oliver Sweeney Brogue

December 30, 2014

FashionFood & DrinkLifestyle | by James Joseph

Johnnie Walker Red Label have teamed up with Oliver Sweeney to c

Has Christmas come and gone with the usual load of practical yet undesirable gifts? How about ringing in the New Year with a present to yourself that you really and truly want, which will jazz up those Christmas socks that gran got you? Enter, the JOHNNIE WALKER Oliver Sweeney Brogue.

Oliver Sweeney’s new partnership with Johnnie Walker – borne of a mutual desire to instill discerning gentlemen with confidence in body and mind – is one just that. Do we need shoes with a heel compartment cocooning a secret stash of Johnnie’s finest? Probably not. But do we want them? Oh yes.

Oliver Sweeney, men’s footwear and accessories label renowned for their fine leather goods and skilled cobblers, have crafted a series of dapper limited edition brogues.  Fashioned from high quality, honey-hued calf leather with hand-stitched detailing and a merlot red sole influenced by Red Label’s key colours, the shoe will feature a wingtip detail, a custom-embroidered striding man tattoo and the signature J W initials.

The shoe is an upgraded classic Oxford style brogue and showcases Oliver Sweeney’s passion for perfection with a reworked the crank (that’s heel to you and I) to include a swanky suede-lined compartment complete with an opaque window, giving footstep followers a flash of the hidden whisky within.

With just 130 pairs of the limited edition available – and that’s two days of solid, meticulous craftsmanship per pair – we have no doubt that these distinctive brogues will be in hot demand.

Johnnie Walker Red Label has concocted a sophisticated new serve in the spirit of winter, combining its bold, versatile flavor with the freshness of ginger. Included in the shoebox is a bottle of Ginger Ale and a recipe card, so that gents can knock up the new tipple christened Johnnie & Ginger; a long drink with a spicy kick designed for cold nights. That’s enough to put a spring in our step.

The brogues are available in Oliver Sweeney stores and from www.oliversweeney.com


Annie Biziou