Velvet slippers were initially used to signify the change from outdoor life and indoor life, particularly in the Victorian era, as a way for working men to keep dirt from entering the home. But they are so much more than that. These classic shoes exude confidence and swagger that begs to be handled properly while suggesting a tough undertone for those who rub them the wrong way. This dichotomous fabric becomes a perfect choice for the complicated man in almost any scenario. And because of their versatility, velvet slippers can be worn in a variety of ways.

 

AT HOME

As lord of your castle, it’s essential to have footwear that matches the occasion. Pair your velvet slippers with a smoking or dinner jacket to elevate your entertaining experience. They can be worn with or without socks and remain elegant in this context.

 

ON THE STREET

If you want a more casual look, wear your slippers out of the house and onto the streets. Wear them sock-free for a look that simultaneously expresses style and approachability. Are you wearing some denim with an understated shirt? Choose your bolder slippers that have some embellishment. Wearing bolder colors but still wanting a shoe that compliments a casual luxe vibe? Put on your classic black velvets.

 

BLACK TIE

Whether you’re wearing a full velvet suit or a more traditional tuxedo, velvet slippers will pair well with it. You’ll want to wear socks with your slippers for these occasions. Choose the classic black velvet for a sleek look or a pair that has gilded embroidery for a subtle dose of panache.

No matter how you choose to wear them, you can rest assured that they will seamlessly carry you from your day to night looks. And if you want a shoe that combines leather with the illustrious velvet, look no further than here. At Privelege, we’ve got you covered.