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Male Trend: Velvet slippers
By Xo Nim, The FashionRazzi
The Velvet Slipper didn’t just spring into the market in recent times; it has been worn for many years mostly by the upper class (Gossip Girl type, extremely rich) older man.
Before the influx of the Metro-Sexual man, men wanted to dress very manly!! (I don’t know if that makes any sense). No fitted pants or jackets, tennis shoes, or shoes that could be worn only by men, no nicely fitted tailored shirts; before Tom Ford came and showed us how a suit should be worn and Zara made the skinny suit and pant the way forward.
So now, the velvet slippers are “allowed” to be worn by the masculine man! And they tend to portray Seriousness and Relaxed at the same time, Prestige, Class, Gentlemanliness and Ultimate Fashion. They are now also worn mostly by the young man! You gotta love fashion though; it’s only a matter of time before everyone catches on to everything!
Another great thing about them now is that they can be monogrammed; you can customize your shoes with your initials, family crest or whatever really on the front of the shoes, which it makes it even more appealing to people who want something unique. As much as everyone wants to tail the trend, people also want to be different in some way, shape or form.
Aspinal of London
Stubbs & Wooten
How to wear them:
Many thanks to Xo Nim and The FashionRazzi for allowing us to use this post. Look for more posts from them and the launch of their much anticipated website and blog.
We’ve all been waiting for photos of the H&M x Lanvin collection for MEN and I must say that I’m a bit underwhelmed by the offerings. I do admit though that the shoes have me excited. Hopefully they will be available at the retailer.
-Kenny Hibbler, Creative Director
photos courtesy of GQ.