• Oliver Sweeney has landed and flying off the shelves.

    April 28 2014

    Here at Ricci we are passionate about footwear.

    Our buying team's key focus is to source a diverse collection of footwear and trainers for all occasions.

    This week's brand focus is Oliver Sweeney shoes, founded in London in 1989, the company focus is to select the best materials and components to produce a shoe that offers true quality and distinctive style.  Oliver Sweeney shoes are built around a unique Anatomical Last which mimics the the profile of the foot, resulting in precise proportions and a sculpted fit to achieve maximum comfort. Oliver Sweeney shoes dare to be different but don't jump on every trend, they believe fashion is transient and style lasts forever.

    Oliver Sweeney shoes are made in the same family run factory in Italy for over 20 years which is renound for its shoe making expertise. The cobbler-in-chief has shoe making is his blood, true craftsmenship passed down through the generations of his family.


    Each shoe is cut by Gianni who has over 25 years experience, the skill is to cut the patten out to maximise the natural grain of the leather to ensure that the shoes upper benefits from this natural quality. Decorative detailing is added at an early stage and the Oliver Sweeney O and S is stamped onto the heel in their own distinctive style.

    The company's high standards mean there is only up to a 20% wastage of leathers in the shoe making process. Exotic skins are sourced from Ethical suppliers worldwide to produce high quality fashion footwear. Tanning preserves the skin, dyeing gives the superb range of colours that are an Oliver Sweeney tradmark.

    At Ricci we are specialising this season on the HASKERTON , MORSANG and EPINAY. Three great styles which all offer a very different look.

    My personnel favourite is the Haskerton brogue, looks great with jeans, chinos or a suit, a chunky modern brogue in supreme leather and intricate detailing.                                                 

    The Morsang is a classic black dress shoe perfect for the races, weddings or with your favourite suit. Its all in the detailing and this shoe doesn't dissapoint, subtle detailing with a blake stitch construction and featuring blue leather to add an extra design feature.


    The Epinay is a smart but classic oxford wing tip shoe with pristine punch hole detaling. Featuring contrast laces and a flash of blue leather to add an extra dimmension in design. 


    So what are you waiting for?

    Look smart this season in Oliver Sweeney