Rated 5 out of 5 by CaptainRockjaw Mr Bean or James Bond, these were made for you!
Prince Alberts are an old tradition. They were designed to be worn after your day wear shoes, like any other slipper, except that these could be worn away from home to attend dinner or other evening engagements away from home, such as the theatre or Opera or just to have a whiskey with Phineas Fog at the Adventurer's club before going home to bed.
The shoe has a bedroom slipper upper, lined in soft velvet, like a bedroom slipper, but with a hard leather sole for use on short walks along public sidewalks or "pavements" as they are called in London.
There are Alberts many times more expensive than the BB slipper, but I challenge anyone to find a single improvement in the quality of the more expensive brands above the BB slipper.
These were also designed for formal dinner wear, like the tux, and they look absolutely 007 with black velvet suits.
Of course, they are millions of times more comfortable than hard crackly patent leather as well, and much more classy.
Both Mr Bean and Mr James Bond would wear them to the grocer or to the Casino with a Saville Row tux.
May 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Habadasher Walking on sunshine
I put these shoes on my feet, and I instantly started dancing like James Brown. These shoes are extremely comfortable, well made, and aesthetically appealing. My feet thank me, and you will to. Go out and get these, and you'll get on the good foot too. It's like walking on sunshine!
March 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brewster Great for any event
I bought these shoes for a black tie wedding in NYC. They were terrific; very comfortable. Now, I can wear them with jeans and a sport jacket or dress slacks and a sweater for casual.
October 25, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jake1 Very pleased
I have had a lot of compliments on these shoes. They fit and look great and are extremely comfortable. They are perfect for those long evenings. Best tux shoes I have ever owned.
July 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by dandjal Old school elegance
Perfect for formal occasions and a stylish way to avoid the patent leather shoes that look like you rented.
November 2, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 Elegant and Classic
You can't go wrong with these stylish and timeless classics. Truly a great pair of elegant loafers. Great for any black tie affair. . . Highly Recommend.
November 18, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by meredith prince Albert slipper
A well constructed slipper that works with formal attire as well as causal. At a price that is good value .
January 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GamaH Extremely Versatile Shoe
This shoe is meant to be worn with as footwear for a black tie event, but they can be dressed down with a pair of jeans or even chinos. The quilted padding on the sole makes this shoe extremely comfortable.
May 30, 2011