Also known as house shoes, these are often made of comfortable materials (like cotton and faux fur) when worn casually. When accompanying a traditional tuxedo, they are usually made of velvet or patent leather with a rounded toe. Stubbs & Wootton (pictured) introduced its version in 1993, but designer Percy Steinhart was actually riffing off a type of old English slip-on (hand-made needlepoint slippers) worn by men who needed dedicated shoes when transitioning from the muddy streets to their homes.
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Sep 20, 2012 2:12:32 PM