by John Russel Jones

Sperry, the original boat shoe creator and innovator in nautical style, and Brooks Brothers, America’s longest-established apparel brand, have launched a limited-edition shoe collection. The iconic partnership celebrates longevity, tradition, and the history of preppy fashion, as two titans of American heritage come together. The result is a limited-edition collection embodying quality, craftsmanship, and classic style.

“Sperry and Brooks Brothers share a heritage of quality and craftsmanship along with deep roots in American style,” said Elizabeth Drori, CMO of Sperry. “Working with Michael Bastian and his team was an incredible opportunity to reinterpret that foundation for today by creating a unique assortment inspired by relaxed seaside resorts.”

The collaboration will introduce several new styles, from dressy kilties to sporty slip-on tennis shoes, and a colorful variety of boat shoes that pair nicely with Brooks Brothers Spring Summer collection inspired by 1980s Los Angeles. A highlight of the product lineup is a luxurious take on a prep icon, a limited-edition Cordovan boat shoe, handcrafted by skilled artisans at Rancourt, in Maine. The high-end offering will embody Sperry’s signature boat shoe silhouette and retails for $1,000.

“Two iconic, beloved American brands with similar histories and vibes,” said Michael Bastian, Brooks Brothers Creative Director. “We fit together so naturally, and that synergy comes through clearly in this collection.”

Ranging from $78-$1,000 in price, the collection launched Wednesday, March 15, and is available in limited quantities at sperry.com and brooksbrothers.com, as well as select Brooks Brothers stores.

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