This product has now been discontinued from our ‘Retail Collection’, but we are still able to produce this style through our Special Order service. If this is of interest, please place a Special Order enquiry. You can also view similar or recommended styles below.
Albert, a plain house slipper made from Black Watch tartan with satin quilted linings and a lightweight leather sole. From the Men's Main Collection.
N.B. When trying slippers on at home, you might notice heel slippage. This is to be expected due to the velvet lining. If you are going to wear without socks, we recommend buying a 1/2 size smaller from your normal size.
- Fitting: E (Standard)
- Last: N.A
- Sole: Slipper Leather
What does it mean?
Embroidery or Gold Work
Although a plain front velvet slipper is unassumingly perfect for the intended wearer, the fine work of embroidery is not to be overlooked, and can be appreciated on the vast majority of our Slipper Collection. The technique is called “Gold Work”. It is thought to have originated in China and spread westwards along the silk route to the Middle East and Europe. There are a number of stitching techniques, but it specifically involves a very fine filament of gold or silver wire, which is tightly wound around a metal spike. This creates a long “spring” with a hollow centre. This particular embroidery technique can only be done by hand as each “bead” is cut and stitch specifically to create each design.
Know your styles
It is generally agreed that the style was named after Queen Victoria’s consort Prince Albert. Developed in early 1800’s as an attractive and practical indoor shoe, worn to protect expensive rugs and wooden floors that adorned the gentry’s palaces and grand homes of England, from dirt and grime. The development of the Albert Slipper coincided with the fashion of wearing a smoking jacket. Described in the Gentlemen’s Magazine of London in the 1850s, as a kind of short robe de chambre, of velvet, cashmere or printed flannel and lined with bright colours. Albert Slippers are generally made of velvet or silk, the upper is usually a whole cut and are fully quilt lined, featuring decorative (Sometimes tongue in cheek) embroidery on the toe.
The 2023 Winter Sale is NOW LIVE! Available online, the sale is run on a first come basis. Sale items will not be re-stocked. In the name of continuity, the Crockett & Jones winter sale consists of discontinued styles from seasonal MTOs and a few special make-ups to bolster sale stock availability.
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