• Bull + Tassel Prince Albert Slipper


    When Lisa Birnbach divulged to all and sundry in True Prep that collecting is a prep pastime, I doubt she imagined Prince Albert slippers would ever be the object of one's affections. But yet, with upwards of ten pairs, here I am. Guilty pleasure? Absolutely. I blame the countless variations for my teetering on the fringe of excess: velvet, linen, needlepoint, monogrammed, facetiously  embroidered, tasseled...and plaid. Which brings me to my latest addition, a Glenurquhart check slipper by Bull + Tassel*.

    Bull + Tassel was created by David Zimmerman, owner and founder of the southern California private membership club Matador Alcove in Costa Mesa, CA. Looking for a shoe that embodied the interests, character, and style of his members, he fashioned a “club shoe” that could be worn to suit their lifestyle. "I saw a need for a shoe that was not only luxurious but practical," Zimmerman recalls. The driver-esque rubber sole employed makes the slipper ideal for wearing outdoors as well as in. Whether you're looking to indulge your hoarding habit add to your collection or step into a Prince Albert slipper for the first time, I recommend going up a whole size in these...and lose the socks.

    *courtesy of Bull + Tassel

    Mar 11, 2013 | Permalink (11) Total Comments

    JVB left a comment on 5/15/2013 at 12:42 AM:

    How are these sized in comparison to a Del Toro?

    http://www.pascheroakleys.net left a comment on 3/27/2013 at 9:33 AM:

    L’importance de cette cant vêtements négliger. Par conséquent, il est essentiel que vous en avez un dans votre placard. Nous envoyer des invitations à toute notre famille et amis. Nous invitons nos frères et amis proches pour être demoiselles d’honneur.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/22/2013 at 1:51 PM:

    @BMOC—These run $195.

    BMOC left a comment on 3/22/2013 at 11:49 AM:

    Love them. How much did they run you?

    John Paul left a comment on 3/19/2013 at 7:44 PM:

    I know they’re popular on all the best blogs, and they’re the kind of thing I would typically like; I just cannot get past the - what - the femininity (?) of them.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/19/2013 at 1:53 PM:

    @Barney—Still working on samples.

    Barney left a comment on 3/19/2013 at 1:52 PM:

    Any shots of the collection upcoming?

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/19/2013 at 11:39 AM:

    @James—I do not use shoe trees for trainers or sneakers since I wear “invisible” socks with them.

    James left a comment on 3/19/2013 at 11:27 AM:


    Do you also use shoe trees for your cloth and rubber sneakers?

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/19/2013 at 10:09 AM:

    @James—I’ve found shoe trees serve to do three things: the cedar wood re-establishes your shoes’ original shape—ironing out creases in its leather, absorbs moisture your feet leave behind after 8 hours of pounding the pavement, and keeps the insoles smelling fresh. Save for the former, my slippers still benefit from shoe trees, especially since I don’t wear socks with them most of time.

    James left a comment on 3/19/2013 at 8:54 AM:

    I didn’t think you don’t need shoes trees with casual, rubber soled, cloth slippers.