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.
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Our two new Autumn Winter slipper addictions feature in our Cocktail Collection. Whether you are looking forward to an evening out at the theatre, a dinner party (where all guest must dress to the nines. Just because…), or a works Christmas do, or simply all of the above. Crockett & Jones has created a cocktail collection to see you looking sharper than ever, as the season to be merry, gathers haste.