Velvet Slippers

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Velvet Slippers

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Item# 600H

$ 248.00

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Velvet upper. Buffed leather sole. Fabric lining. Made in England.

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Velvet upper. Buffed leather sole. Fabric lining. Made in England.

Item# 600H
 
Rated 5 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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3 years, 1 month ago
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This is a personal choice. the design of the shoe, with the internal fabric lining, was intended to be an actual slipper capable of wearing with or without socks. That is why it is called a slipper.

When Alberts were designed they were not all the high quality they are today, so they were easily replaced and did not need to last very long. Barefoot use was common, hence the design.

How do you wear your normal bedroom slippers? With or without socks?

Most people prefer to wear socks in order to protect the shoe, which is my own preference as well, but I wear a very thin sock to enjoy the "feeling" of barefoot use without risking the shoe.
1 year, 10 months ago
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Well, it depends. If you wear these with a tuxedo, I would highly recommend some kind of socks, preferably silk. Most will agree that wearing the slippers of this kind with a tuxedo and no socks would raise an impression you wont like. Otherwise, if you wear them at home as your house shoes, it will be appropriate to wear them either way and others wont disapprove.
2 years, 3 months ago
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If it's a formal event, go socks. If worn with jeans and a nice sports coat, no socks.
2 years, 6 months ago
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I have a pair of Velvet Slippers (not Brooks, but similar nonetheless) and I wear them casually without socks. I've never worn them for a formal event (I tend to stick with Patent lace ups), so I can't give you advice there.
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I think that's up to you and depends on what you're wearing. One can wear them without socks or with a pair of colored/patterned socks.
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All shoes fit differently depending on last, manufacturer, style etc.

BB know their products well, and it is fairly safe to order your actual shoe size, but, of course, everyone does have unique feet and sometimes sizing up or down might become necessary.
1 year, 10 months ago
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I'd recommend size 9 because the inner liner makes them a bit tight for your usual shoe size, but if you choose to buy your size 8.5, it will take a few days to break them in.
2 years, 3 months ago
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Hello,

We suggest that you purchase the appropriate shoe size.

Have a great day!
2 years, 8 months ago
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Try a high-end tailor that specializes in monogrammed clothing.
2 years, 6 months ago
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No, they cannot. If they were brought to a shoemaker, they might be able to do this.
3 years, 3 months ago
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I find the best products for these shoes are the French "Saphir" cleaners. They have a velvet cleaner as well as advice on how to clean them.

If you are afraid of damaging them further, then take them to a reputable cobbler who should be able to sort the problem out quite quickly
1 year, 10 months ago
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A little soap and water would do.
2 years, 1 month ago
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Hello,

We recommend taking your shoes to a reputable cobbler, who can access the situation and give you suitable options for cleaning.

Thank you for contacting us.

Have a great day.
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You need to get a really good quality waterproofing spray from your local cobbler and spray them a few times, even if you never wear them in the rain. This will protect the uppers and keep them looking new and fresh.

Of course, these are really designed to be worn out of the rain and snow, but if you must wear them in the wet, try to waterproof them properly first.

Try to avoid waterproof products which contain silicone.

A good application of "Burgol Ledersohlenoel" on the soles will help to maintain the leather soles and they will soften slightly and last a lot longer with treatment. The added advantage of sole oil is it helps to keep the moisture out of the shoe.
1 year, 10 months ago
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No way to wear it in the rain.
2 years ago
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No, these shoes are not waterproof.
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If you are wearing black formal dress, especially black formal tux trousers, then they will look stunning, very elegant.

The original Albert slipper was designed for exactly this purpose.
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Your shoes don't have to match your tie. Tread carefully with colored bow tie / tuxedo combinations - don't match your bow tie and cummerbund, unless they are both black.
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1- Shoe trees are always good to
a) prevent the shoe from bowing and maintaining a good shape and
b) helps to keep the shoe looking brand new for a very long time and
b) to draw humidity away from the leather/suede
2- Cedar is best for drawing humidity and it has the added benefit of lovely smells which also discourage insects and other crawlies.
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I use stained and polished Dasco Knightsbridge shoe trees because the regular cedar shoe trees may damage the lining due to it's rather coarse finish.
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Hello,

We have attached a link to the slippers you have inquired about.

http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCat...

Thank you for contacting us.

Have a great day.
2 years, 4 months ago
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I only see plain black velvet slippers and monogram velvet slippers but no crown slippers. Are they sold out? Thanks
2 years, 4 months ago
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Hello Ajeg,

We have attached a link to the slippers you have inquired about for reference.

Thank you for contacting us.

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The shoes are part of our fall delivery.
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