• Prince Alberts

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    The last time I checked in with Matthew Chevellard he was combing the Miami club scene in the wee hours of the morning. He knows how to play. He also knows how to work. More importantly, when to work. For the past six months he’s been toiling to move the production of his Del Toro Prince Albert slippers from China to Spain. It has proved to be well worth the sweat. Chevellard adds a signature red grosgrain ribbon to the heel, enlists world class craftsmanship and upgrades the piping, velvet and soles to produce a slipper he truly stands behind—or in, rather.

    Del Toro Monogrammed Navy Velvet Slipper* ($295)

    Though Del Toro’s shoes are crafted just outside of Madrid, Spain, custom monogrammed pairs like mine are embroidered in south Florida over a span of two to three months. The slippers run true to size and will serve as an ice breaker at every holiday party you drop by this season.

    *courtesy of Del Toro

    Dec 13, 2010 | Permalink (16) Total Comments

    Dreama left a comment on 1/12/2015 at 4:52 AM:

    Wait, I cannot fathom it being so stargihtforward.

    Calvin Walker left a comment on 4/25/2011 at 6:35 PM:

    I love the look of your shoes. I have been contemplateing purchasing some Stubbs & Wooten’s but have been having trouble justifying the price. You have given me another option and I thank you for that.Please send more information.
    Thanks so much,

    Harvey Lindsay left a comment on 1/7/2011 at 6:33 AM:


    Rémy left a comment on 12/21/2010 at 12:58 AM:

    Just wanted to let you know that a few years ago, Tom Ford did a pair for Gucci with a three letter diamond monogram on each shoe. One read “FUC” an the the other spelled “KME”, so when you put them together they spelled out something not-so-gentlemanly.

    By the way, do they do the Del Toro’s without the red stripe?

    justin left a comment on 12/17/2010 at 4:34 AM:

    These are amazing! Definitely on my want list!

    Victoria left a comment on 12/15/2010 at 2:24 AM:

    My boyfriend endlessly begs me for these. But aren’ the for the 50+ club?

    khordkutta left a comment on 12/14/2010 at 5:14 PM:


    G left a comment on 12/14/2010 at 2:27 PM:


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 12/14/2010 at 2:24 PM:

    @Dan—My monogram was designed for me by Sara N. Carpeaux.

    matthew chevallard left a comment on 12/14/2010 at 1:53 PM:

    thanks everybody, means a lot! feel free to email me for special requests or questions, mchevallard@deltoroshoes.com.


    Nik N. Patel left a comment on 12/14/2010 at 1:39 PM:

    To all,

    I have 3 pairs of these (Classic Black, Grape Green, and a pair of Blue w/ Red custom monogram stitching that i recently just got) and these are truly amazing.

    They are priced extremely well compared to their competitors over at S&W, and the workmanship of them are bloody brilliant.

    A few months back at New York Fashion week, i was wearing my Classic Blacks with a suit during the day, and then with a pair of jeans at the after parties, and they definitely were a GREAT conversation starter w/ celebs.

    I wear mine only outside, and not around the house, because that would be unsanitary for sure.

    Being a distinguished British Gent myself, i think that these are a necessity in any well dressed person’s wardrobe.


    dan left a comment on 12/14/2010 at 11:15 AM:

    These are a great pair of shoes, and I’m a huge fan of that monogram.  Was that a custom or is it one of his options?  Lastly, I’m going to have to say no to limiting them to the house or opera.  Sounds like a trad thing to say.  There’s a reason why they make them with leather and no a quilted in - so you can wear them anywhere you want!

    Tito left a comment on 12/14/2010 at 10:58 AM:

    I’m actually got my eye on the Barker Black’s White skull-and-crossbones embroidery on vamp, the only problem I got with the slippers is the sole. the streets of new york will murder this bad boys, other than that 5 stars no question!!!!!!

    john lexington left a comment on 12/14/2010 at 10:24 AM:

    nice slippers i like the monogram, just keep them at the house or the opera.

    JB left a comment on 12/14/2010 at 10:13 AM:

    These are great.  The FEC monogram is a nice touch.  I have to disagree with the signiture red stripe.  It’s almost as if Prada is making a Prince Albert Slipper.  But the idea of a signiture is a nice idea.

    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 12/14/2010 at 9:31 AM:

    They are really beautiful and they have a nice price if we compare to other brands. I’ve been wanting a pair of monogramed velvet sleepers since some time ago.