A Brief History of the Slippers
Once the house shoe of Victorian men throwing formal parties, the slipper has cast aside its dandy image and become a staple in lookbooks across the world.
Slippers first became a prominent style for the fashionable man the way that so many menswear pieces rise in popularity – by celebrity endorsement. In this case from Prince Albert, Prince Consort of the UK in the late-1800s.
Love Them or Hate Them
Men’s dress slippers are a footwear choice quite unlike any other. Also called the dinner slipper, Prince Albert, evening slipper, tassel loafer, smoking slipper and slip-on, these elegant and indisputably ostentatious shoes are bold, brazen and utterly flexible.
Create Your Own Style
Traditionally made of suede and velvet, our Made-To-Order customization program offers BILLIONS of different design combinations, with multiple accessories like Albert mask, tassels or metal bit. Our artisans handcraft each MTO pair approximately in 2-3 weeks lead time.
Start by choosing between the three basic slipper styles: Wellington, Drake or Belgian. Watch our 3D Designing Tool.
Additional Customization Services
Dozens of materials and colors are available to design your custom MTO pair, including sartorial fabrics, flannels, hand painted crust leather and patina style finishing. You can also send your own custom materials that will remain exclusively available for your private label use.
It is also worth highlighting the vast repository of motifs and monograms that can be embroidered into the vamp or side of the slippers.
How to Wear Them?
Despite its unassailable status as a rake’s staple tread, the dinner slipper is at heart a versatile shoe. As scandalously appropriate for a black-tie event as a Sunday afternoon of shopping, this not-quite-humble shoe can accompany almost any outfit.
But, be warned. The slipper is a sartorial affair. When choosing the slipper over another shoe, a gentleman steps foot into a more urbane world where the only limitation to one’s style is his imagination.