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The WSJ on velvet slippers

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rayalexsmith, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. rayalexsmith

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  2. bourbonbasted

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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
     
  4. Mark from Plano

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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!


    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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    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

    [​IMG] 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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    [​IMG] 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.
     
  9. w.o.e.is.me.

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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


    thanks for the heads up.
    i like the lion logo.
     
  10. w.o.e.is.me.

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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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    Does the philly store have any?


    We'll see! Going there in about a half hour.
     
  12. w.o.e.is.me.

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    haha, i was just thinking about doing the same.
    i haven't been in to check their sale yet.
     
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    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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    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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    [​IMG]

    - B


    Saw this posted in another thread. I suspect that as we speak this is hanging on Foo's bathroom mirror to remind him every morning as he performs his necessaries, just exactly what it is that he's working for.
     
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    I was once in trickers shop on Jermyn at the same time a guy was there picking up some custom slippers. he was the real deal, very british upper class, looked like a 60's city boy, and what he said was that he wore a pretty strict uniform during the week, and the slippers were his weekend shoes that were something different. I am guessing he wore shoes mon to friday that were all very similar.
     
  18. GusW

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    My wife got these for me with my initials. I enjoy them.

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    Is anyone faimiliar with the sizes from broadlandslippers?

    Thanks
     

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