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Minimalist slip-ons, or Albert slippers

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Companies like Stubbs and Wooton, Del Toro, and Shipton Heneage produce wool, linen, cotton, or leather slippers with soles theoretically robust enough to wear outside the house. The trouble is that they are all very expensive (250-450)–and this is a pretty casual style. Patent leather and velvet dress it up into an evening shoe. The trouble is that there seems to be no good, casual-to-formal middle ground that is not very expensive. Here are some examples:





The legs in the second photo belong, in fact, to James Bond (played by Sean Connery, I think).

Here are some rare examples in leather, which is more what I am after:





The first is Shipton Heneage, the second Paul Stuart. So my first question is, is this style ever made at an affordable (<150) price, in an informal fabric or non-black leather?

My second question is asked in anticipation of a negative response to the first. Where can I get affordable house shoes? Here are some examples:





The first is a pair from A Suitable Wardrobe ($370), the second a less exciting Derek Rose grecian slipper. What distinguishes the ASW pair from loafers is the absence of tassels/penny slot. Mocassins come close, but usually the stitching at the toe is very coarse and abrupt. A plain toe, or a moc stiched toe with the seam turned inward, is what I am looking for. I will settle for the Derek Rose if I have to, but I would rather have something more durable and suitable for wear in public places, like the library where I spend most of my day.

Your help is most appreciated!
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Step up and buy yourself a custom designed (on their website) Stubbs & Wooten. It should be only a one time thing as you may never wear them out if you take care of them properly and to me if you are going to go that way you must do it right. It is quite a statement so if you are going to step out and make that kind of move I humbly think there is only one way to do it.
 

Stubbs & Wootton

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If you do go with the Derek Rose, know that they are made by Draper of Glastonbury, with same item retailed in the Draper name at lower cost. Try the pediwear.co.uk online site for good value.
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If you do go with the Derek Rose, know that they are made by Draper of Glastonbury, with same item retailed in the Draper name at lower cost. Try the pediwear.co.uk online site for good value.


Very good to know, thank you.

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