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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Apr 7, 2011.
Alessandra Ambrosio very nice Sir F
Those house? slippers are quite nice, where do you guys wear them?
For those with the G&G Deco range shoes, can I see some real-life pictures of them being worn? The last is so aggressively elongated that I'm afraid it'll look funny and be completely ridiculous looking in 5 years.
At home, office, outside when it's good weather but mostly home for me.
That's pretty hardcore to wear these at home.
Do the slippers not scratch hard wood flooring?
mutli quote has changed, you have to hit quote now on the last selected post.
single quote I can do, but multiple quotes.......
it used to be better, they updated the site yesterday and it got messed up. i think they are working on it.
I have no problems with the Moderators making changes.
Their website = their rules. Don't like, don't play....
Now, to get back on track,
Does anybody have pictures of real-life, G&G Deco range shoes being worn?
agreed, i think this was unintentional though.
i think mktitsworth posted a pair not too long ago. they were schweet! time for some more.
Nik from "Bespoke England" will definitely be able to fix you up with good English slippers.
All the masturbating wrecks from the old English Private Boarding schools would be forced to own a pair of slippers as part of their obligatory uniform. This is what eventually made them so popular and, how they developed into the well designed slippers we see today.
These have evolved from the original slipper designed for Prince Albert into a standard uniform at British Private Boarding schools.
Typically a scholar would be required to own a pair of "softs" like these :-
which do not tear up the floors and corridors of the old school dormitories. These would only be permitted by "seniors", who had such entitlements. The lowly "juniors" would be required to use nothing other than their "house slippers", like these:-
A "House Slipper" actually also got its name from the "House" to which you belonged at your private school. Like all those Harry Potter stories our kids all read. These English Private School kids were all allocated a "house" to belong to when they first enrolled. The crest of that house was embroidered on a pair of "house slippers". Typically your "house slipper" was the popular "Albert" slipper which everyone loves to use today.
The reason it was not a "soft" is because you would be allowed to slip out of your more formal "dress shoes" and into "something more comfortable" after school classes and lectures were over.
The "house slippers" were then a comfortable shoe/slipper used to walk between your dormitory and your dining room, or your club rooms, library or to any event which the school would be holding, like a school play or dance. You wore your "house slippers" also to events where the school "houses" competed. This slipper was obligatory dress code in private schools, and you would be whacked on the side of the head with a cricket bat if school "prefects" caught you wearing anything not "uniform".
So now the "house slipper" is still known by that name and is generally associated with a hard soled velvet lined Albert with a crest to display your "house" and which is used for small and short trips between your home and the local grocery store on a Sunday, or, to the local Opera, which makes a lot more sense than tight ill fitting patent leather blister busters everyone wears to the Opera. Only the "servants" and the "working class" would need to wear those!!!
Very interesting information...
You're Crazy pB
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