Broadland Velvet Slippers - Page 3
I think they are Broadlands - I just got mine after a minor DHL debacle and the heel looks identical. Mine look wonderful and I don't see any flaws. They smell like fresh glue! Hats off to the guys at Broadlands for delivering a great product on time. I do wish they included a shoe bag but that isn't a big deal.
I like the design but I think a higher vamp would be preferred for me to be honest, would make them a bit more versatile I think. At the least if I got another pair I'd ask them not to pad the "tongue".
Sooo, what socks do I wear with these & tuxedo - your basic black (silk) dress sock? How would you rock these with jeans or other pants?
Also should I put some kind of shoe tree in these? I don't want to kill the quilting but I don't want these to lose shape either.
About sizing, I got 7.5F UK - they are still a bit narrow for me, I got some wide dogs, but the overall fit is pretty good. I guess my right foot is a little shorter than my left though! I normally wear a size 41 or 41.5 shoe so these run just a little small I guess.
I just recieved a pair of black velvet broadlands slippers for a black tie event I have comming up. I emailed them stating I was a size 43 in EU sizing, and asked what UK size would fit me. They reccomended a 8.5 UK, so I ordered. When they came they looked noticably smaller, tried them on and they were very tight compared to my other shoes of similar slip on style (loafers). I emailed them and they insisted that they would stretch, not once did they suggest a return or exchange. Been wearing them for about two weeks now, still very uncomftorbale. I reluctantly ordered another pair in a size up, should arrive sometime next week. They're still resonably cheap at around $180 shipped US, so i figured it would still work out to be more cost effective than locally buying from S&W or Del toro. I just hope the size up does not cause more problems than its solving. Other than that, the quality is very nice, and once I get the size nailed, I can see myself ordering more.
+1 on 1/2 size up.
I ordered Opera Pumps from them a couple of years back. They were very responsive to my emails and also emailed me with the progress. I did an outline of my foot as well and gave them my US size.
I find that the pumps are a bit snug (not tight). For me it is ok as I have low arches and slippers/loafer flop a little on me. The material of the shoe is the thinner patent and is very pliable. I only wear the pumps 4 times a year and they are soft so its no issue. If I had to do it over again I would have gone a 1/2 size up.
I ordered opera pumps from them a while back and there were sizing issues; but not that they were too small at first but because they were too big! The thing with pumps is that they are meant to fit closer, etc so now I advise people to order a size or two down when ordering opera pumps (or indeed try a pair at C&J etc to find the correct size before ordering).
Here is my full blog on them:
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Ive been been trying to get information about a this brand in Nashville. Does anyone have any experience with this brand http://www.doriengray.com/shoes/? I suppose they're new because I haven't heard much of anything about them. They claim the slippers are made in Norwich. Are there any other shoe makers in Norwich other than broadland? I'm thinking about buying a pair if its a strong chance their made by Broadland...
There is Bowhill & Elliott in Norwich, producer of slippers under their own name, as well as for numerous shoe manufacturers under their own name.
The chap who founded Broadland was for many years in a managerial position at B&E.