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