Inspired by 19th Century Opera Gentlemen’s smoking slippers these luxurious and comfortable flats have been adopted by Ladies and have became one of the favorite footwear since. Initially these shoes were created to keep their owner comfortable during hours spent in theatre, out and about. Complete look by smoking jacket and you will get the average gentleman’s look. Add smoking cap and a cigar and you will get a typical image of aristocracy off duties these days.
Often they are mistakenly called as loafers, ballet pumps, opera slippers and even slippers.
These shoes are originally made of velvet, however nowadays they made of fabric, suede and leather. These shoes can be blank or decorated by gems, tassel or embroidery. Quite often you can find even coat of arms or the crown as the part of the shoe design.
You can wear them from day to night, with jeans, cropped or long trousers and even with dress.