Like decent robes, elegant slippers seem to be going the way of the Dodo. Just try a Google image search for “mens slippers” (sic) and look in horror at the results. Which is a damned shame in my eyes. My feet are cold.
Yes, I have a pair of velvet slippers.
Of course I own a few pair of Belgian Shoes — the Mr. Casual model — but I live in them when casually dressed and so feel that a dedicated slipper is still necessary. Besides, in winter I have to wear cashmere socks with them and as long as I’m that dressed, might as well get on with it.
What I’d like to find is a pair of sherling lined slippers. Oh, I know they’re out there, but must they look as if they’ve been modeled on a Clydesdale’s hoof? Ideally the silhouette would be one based on a slip on loafer with close lines and the lining: a Prince Albert for the lodge, aprés-ski.
Anyone run across a pair? Or any takers if I could have them run up?
UPDATE: Well, I’ve found them. Of course, they’re sold out in my size, but for future reference here is the Lauder in black from Moreland’s in Glastonbury. 55 BPS. I like the smooth toe that doesn’t have a hint of moccasin about it.