When asked once what defines a gentleman Bryan Ferry answered,
'Handmade shoes and good manners.'I found this wonderful site via LeDandy. UK company, Broadland Slippers, handmakes English velvet slippers and house shoes - for him and her. You choose your style and textile - velvet, leather or tapestry (you can even provide your own). They'll even do up a pair from your own lasts. I originally gravitated toward the tapestry ones because I had a pair of Peter Fox's in the 80s. However, I find women in those 1930s movies wearing smoking pajamas and velvet monogrammed slippers extremely sexy - so sexy it is.
... and you know, I bet Bryan Ferry has a pair of house shoes.