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    The Evening Slipper

    I had an email from Fins the other day, and got some lovely loafers. I've seen this style of shoe appear in a few places i've been browsing lately, what's your thoughts on the evening slipper?

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    It's just a stupid looking loafer to these eyes. I can see them being worn for formal evening occasions (and am assuming this is the intended occasion for wearing them), but a simple black lace up oxford shoe looks a trillion times better for a black tie event.

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    I'm not a fan of the shoe style either. I've seen a few people wear them too and that didn't change my mind.
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    nahhh don't like that at all..

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    I actually like them, but I don't think they are easy to pull off, you can go really wrong if you're not careful.

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    I like them, not sure about wearing them in the winter though...

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    Mr Porter said something to the effect of "Go to a dinner party in black loafers, unless you know the host well enough to wear velvet slippers." I'd go with that; they're a casual sort of evening wear. I think if you do know said host well enough, and you inhabit the shoes with confidence, there's probably a lot of dandyish cool to be had from them. But they're an easy minefield and I'd be wary of wearing them outside my own home.

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    Link doesn't work for me but I'm a lover of slipper-style loafers. I have these ones from Viv.


    I can see how this shoe style would not appeal to the classic dresser- they are quite flamboyant.

    Can anyone link me to the shoes in question?

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