As with all footwear, there’s a slipper to suit every style. You can go traditional and visit one of Northampton’s historic shoemakers, where velvet slippers are crafted from the same lasts as exemplary Oxford shoes, sat on hard leather soles with quilted satin linings. At Crockett & Jones, you can even opt for a bespoke appointment, customising the colour, material and embroidery. "Handmade by a specialist in England, our slippers undergo the exacting eye that our Goodyear welted footwear does," says brand director James Fox. Which means they're tough. Very much so.
But if you’re searching for something a little more contemporary, look to the collabs. Utilitarian specialists Suicoke have teamed up with South Korean marque This is Never That on a range of handmade slippers that feel just as comfy as they look. Likewise, Ugg has added to its extensive range of sheepskin slippers with a style created with Telfar. Brands like Marni and JW Anderson are here to satisfy the avant-garde dressers with their conspicuous offerings, whereas anyone hoping to float through life like a Florentine prince can opt for a Gucci slipper, or one from Tom Ford.
Clearly, there’s a lot to think about. And a lot to browse. But we’re in the business of saving you time – hence, we present you with our edit of the best men’s slippers for 2023. (JW Anderson/Telfar)