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The WSJ on velvet slippers

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The Wall Street Journal on velvet evening slippers --- http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...sonaljournal_1
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I love the idea of the velvet slipper and would love to own a pair or two to mix things up. However, spending $400+ on an item that is meant to add novelty and spice to my wardrobe is a little absurd at press time.

It also appears that with their rising popularity the quest to find a pair at a reasonable price dwindles, save for beaters on eBay. When does the Stubbs seconds thread on B&S start?
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Lol, dude, you can get Albert slippers for ~£130! I like them with no-break, slim chinos or jeans. Kanye had way too many stacks on those jeans! I own this pair, with the small skull. I was inclined to get the cannabis logo, but I don't think it would sit right with the general public. http://www.broadlandslippers.co.uk/e...-slippers.html
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Originally Posted by JapanAlex01 View Post
Lol, dude, you can get Albert slippers for ~£130!

I like them with no-break, slim chinos or jeans. Kanye had way too many stacks on those jeans!

Even less. I have a pair of these Del Toro's that I like pretty well. I wear mine more as house shoes, but then, I'm old. Pretty good quality for the price.

http://www.buydeltoro.com/Home.jsp
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post
Even less. I have a pair of these Del Toro's that I like pretty well. I wear mine more as house shoes, but then, I'm old. Pretty good quality for the price. http://www.buydeltoro.com/Home.jsp
I have to admit, these are very nice slippers (I have seen, and have considered myself), but these are $265 dollars?! http://www.buydeltoro.com/SPD/*best-...1240957318.jsp
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I have to admit, these are very nice slippers (I have seen, and have considered), but these are $265 dollars?! http://www.buydeltoro.com/SPD/*best-...1240957318.jsp

Yeah, I posted the link before I looked at the prices. They've gone way up in the last couple of years. I think they were originally $130 or so a couple of years ago, then went to $150 or so last time I looked (more for some of the embroidery). Now they're up to $235 for the plain ones. More than I thought. Nice shoes though.
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Yeah, I posted the link before I looked at the prices. They've gone way up in the last couple of years. I think they were originally $130 or so a couple of years ago, then went to $150 or so last time I looked (more for some of the embroidery). Now they're up to $235 for the plain ones. More than I thought. Nice shoes though.

It's a shame. I tend to stick to Loake and such, as it's cheaper! I would like to splash out on some C&J double monks (cos they're so damn pretty), but prices are the ultimate nemesis.
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Depending on fit, I might pick up a pair of plain ones from BB.
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Originally Posted by JapanAlex01 View Post
Lol, dude, you can get Albert slippers for ~£130!

I like them with no-break, slim chinos or jeans. Kanye had way too many stacks on those jeans!

I own this pair, with the small skull. I was inclined to get the cannabis logo, but I don't think it would sit right with the general public. http://www.broadlandslippers.co.uk/e...-slippers.html

thanks for the heads up.
i like the lion logo.
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Depending on fit, I might pick up a pair of plain ones from BB.

Does the philly store have any?
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Originally Posted by w.o.e.is.me. View Post
Does the philly store have any?


We'll see! Going there in about a half hour.
post #12 of 19
haha, i was just thinking about doing the same.
i haven't been in to check their sale yet.
post #13 of 19
Excerpt from article...

"Mr. Clay, who says he has lost count of how many pairs he owns, is attracted to the slippers' comfort. Besides, 'shoes for men are all pretty similar, so the velvet slipper is nice for variety.'"

seriously?!?!
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Originally Posted by w.o.e.is.me. View Post
haha, i was just thinking about doing the same.
i haven't been in to check their sale yet.

Don't waste your time.

KOP
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