The Gentleman's wardrobe: Dress slippers

One of the most elegant things that we can see on the feet of contemporary man - in excellent unison with his tuxedo or evening suit - are the Dress slippers.

Their biggest benefit is that they reveal a great view to their owner's ankles, in case that they are svelte. Many man consider wearing dress slippers bourgeois anachronism.

The Gentleman's wardrobe: Dress slippers
Lancaster dress slippers

Renowned English shoes manufactures necessarily offer a special collection of dress slippers for particularly sophisticated clients. Due to their specific charm, dress slippers are worn not only in the parlor anymore. The variety they offer is huge - leather, velvet, silk, velour, with silk tassels, with blazons, crowns, own initials or even silver buckles.

Of course, their home usage in combination with a silk dressing gown, gives a sign that it's that peaceful moment of the night, when comfort won't devoid elegance.

Dress slippers in bottle green, royal blue, cherry or black velvet are considered classics - they wonderfully suits an English smoking jacket, preferably from the same velvet.

The Gentleman's wardrobe: Dress slippers
Lancaster dress slippers

Dress slippers with gentleman's initials are very chic. Winston Churchill always had a pair of them in his Chartwell House in Kent.

All fashion fairs in Milan, Paris and Florence, showed that Dress slippers are a huge hit and sophisticated gentlemen wear them not only in the evening combined with a tuxedo, but also during the day matched with sartorial suits and three-quarter socks in delicate colors.

I especially appreciate dress slippers by Church's, Sutor Manttelassi and some provocative designs by Rolando Sturlini. But I also own a pair of unique Cesare Paciotti slippers with rock-inspired silver trimmings.

The Gentleman's wardrobe: Dress slippers
Dandy, the face of Men's Fashion Cluster in Cesare Paciotti dress slippers

By the way, the Pope also wear a variation of dress slippers, handmade for him by Stefanelli...

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Dandy is a writer and fashion critic. He is the perfect connoisseur of the Dandy style and the fashion ambassador of Be Global Fashion Network. He has his own column called "Fashion Police" in which he comments on the style of men.

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