Norwegian lifestyle brand SWIMS is pleased to present its exciting new Fall/Winter 2014 collection for men. Founded in 2005 by Johan Ringdal, Oslo-based SWIMS has quickly evolved from a footwear brand know for reinventing classics, such as their highly successful galoshes and loafers, to an international lifestyle brand available at more than 800 high-end stores across the globe. For the Fall/Winter 2014 season, SWIMS stayed true to their core characteristics – water-friendly, innovative, high tech, fashionable, lightweight and fine Scandinavian design – and created a completely new line of footwear, accessories and outerwear for the colder season ahead.
Available in the lace, penny, chukka, derby and desert styles, the George line comes from the marriage between the SWIMS iconic summer loafer and the nostalgic New England moccasin, which is based on the traditional Norwegian loafer. It is built on a rugged, all weather outsole with an anti-slip profile, and the outsole, made in natural rubber, is turned up on all sides to enhance protection. Additionally, the seamlessly molded TPU wall around the shoe provides the structure, stability and protection expected of any ideal fall/winter shoe. In contrast, the uppers are made of fine, yet sturdy woven fabrics, bringing a luxurious finish to the shoe.
Based on its successful Spring/Summer 2014 introduction, the Luca sneaker, which is inspired by the German army sneaker, is available in more classic hues. It is extremely lightweight and breathable, and the entire TPU upper structure is molded directly onto the anti-bacterial mesh. The characteristics of the mesh allow for removal of lining making the product ultra breathable, quick dry and very comfortable. Natural rubber outsole with anti-slip grip and the sole is non-marking.
The SWIMS Classic is the pioneering product behind the SWIMS brand. The essence of the product is entirely practical and should be a must-have for any gentleman. These overshoes allow you to wear your favorite leather shoes regardless of weather conditions, while also providing a classy look. Slip them on before walking through wet or muddy streets and simply slip them off when you arrive. Enhanced comfort is assured and your shoes will stay shiny and clean. The SWIMS Classic also comes with the “royal” finish, a velvet-like “flocking” detail on the galosh. In addition, the new Classic Spike is a classic SWIMS overshoe with integrated metal spikes – perfect for an extra grip on slippery and icy surfaces.
Lace, Penny and Sport Loafer
Since its introduction in Spring/Summer 2011, the SWIMS loafer has become the “it” boat shoe for the summer season. For the Fall/Winter 2014 season, SWIMS has included some lace, penny and sport loafers for vacationers, as well as those who live in warmer climates. The SWIMS loafers are extremely lightweight with an anti-slip sole, great breathability and offer a stylish shoe option that seamlessly travels from the beach or boat deck to the boardwalk. The Sport Loafer is a more active loafer, with a razor and anti-slip sole, perfect for any boating or yachting enthusiast.
The most technical SWIMS parka, the Zurich Parka is loaded with function and fine details. The parka includes a detachable separate stand-alone inner jacket, insulated with PrimaLoft® Sport padding. As well, there is a new and improved stretch 3-layer waterproof fabric with a highly breathable membrane. Additional key features include: articulated elbow and dynamic sleeve fit, fully taped seams, complete laminated water-repellent chest pocket with headphone cord guards entering the jacket from the inside, among others.
SWIMS’ new take on the traditional mac coat. The Continental Mac is created with a 2-layer performance membrane outer fabric. Lightly insulated, it is completely waterproof and breathable. The jacket also features taped seams, sport insulation padding, and multi-feature inner pockets.
Istanbul Coat, Monza Jacket and Aosta Jacket
The Istanbul coat is SWIMS’ formal versatility overcoat with a 3-layer membrane fabric. It is completely waterproof, breathable, with a straight overcoat fit and a detachable inner jacket with PrimaLoft® Sport and insulation padding. The Monza jacket is the re-interpretation of the blouson jacket, and is extremely lightweight and water-resistant with asymmetric cuffing, comfort detailing and PrimaLoft® insulation padding. A thicker, hooded version of the Monza and a refined interpretation of the winter puff jacket, is the Aosta jacket. Like the others, the Aosta jacket is water resistant, lightweight and includes PrimaLoft® insulation padding.
By the push of a button it opens. Push again and it closes. This innovative umbrella is a must for anyone with an on-the-go lifestyle. Its automatic open/close function means that all you need is one hand to manage the umbrella, making rainy errands that much easier to manage. Available in black, black/orange and black/navy styles.
Available in the 24hr and 48hr format in green and navy, the SWIMS Duffle Bag is created with waterproof nylon fabric, raw leather details and water-resistant zippers–the ideal tote for a weekend away.
See the entire collection at SWIMS.com