Also called the “Prince Alberts” or the “The Albert Slippers,” these shoes can turn you into a prince – figuratively.
Given the shoes’ unique yet polished look, some hate them, some love them. Despite the mixed bag, they’re very versatile as they work with your jeans as well as your black tuxedo. A quick history check: velvet slippers have been serving the feet of the affluents and royals since the Victorian era.
The trick is to get a pair in luxurious shade with an understated design. Here are 7 velvet slippers makers we covet:
A Colorado-based brand with affordable price tags.
Miami-based Del Toro was originally founded to serve the market of affordable customized velvet slippers.
Charles Philips Shanghai
We’ve talked about them before.
Stubbs & Wootton
Available in Palm Beach and NYC. Handmade in Spain. They also offer bespoke slippers!
Originally a family bespoke tailoring business, the Rubinacci family has expanded into producing accessories and shoes. This is a cult brand among the menswear enthusiasts.
Romero + McPaul
Handcrafted in England, Spain, Mexico and Belgium.
Merlutti is an exclusively online brand.