Slippers are back in a big way. All the major fashion houses are on board and it’s no longer taboo to leave your house wearing a pair!
When thinking about slippers it’s easy to conjure up images of being sat at home looking far from your best. But, as any well-informed modern man knows slippers are firmly on-trend thanks to a range of elegantly refined and creative designs. Even high-end houses such as Gucci are producing luxury slippers and loafers for formal occasions, bringing superior design and experienced craftsmanship to this understated, comfortable classic.
Chances are, as well as a dress pair, you’ll also fancy some for around the house? But what are the best brands to choose, and what styles will you want to keep at home as opposed to wearing out? Here we have provided 15 of the best slipper brands around for your consideration.
We’ve only gone for the best quality and mixed up designs to suit varying needs. So, whether you’re looking for comfortable and formal footwear for an upcoming black-tie event or something that looks and feels great when winding down, this comprehensive guide will have you stepping in style.
Polo Ralph Lauren
Polo Ralph Lauren is an American fashion powerhouse, well known around the world for their contemporary apparel. Their luxe loungewear slippers are designed for when you want to kick up your feet and relax at home.
Italian brand Aurelian has created a versatile range of smart luxury loafers and moccasins for the summer adventurer with a nautical eye. Their yacht loafers are perfect for those sun-kissed days on flat seas and look great with a polo shirt and chino shorts. They also produce flawless suede driving moccasins - made for total comfort on those long, winding warm-season road trips.
In 1975 Camper set up shop on the Balearic island of Mallorca off the east coast of Spain. They have since gone on to create a range of unique collections that exude inimitable Spanish style, highlighted by their fantastic Waba slippers. These cosy, cushioned sole slip-ons have been made for total comfort when in and around the house.
Duke & Dexter
If you’re looking for a touch of traditional on contemporary terms, check out London footwear dons Duke & Dexter. This British heritage brand is renowned for its classic, handcrafted shoes with bold and brash colourways - with their designs firmly aimed at those with an eye for standout evening dress wear. Furthermore, all of their suedes, leathers and fabrics are sustainably sourced.
If price and style are of equal importance to you then check out Giesswein’s excellent collection of slippers. Their unique designs are made from a variety of natural fabrics from leather to Merino wool. Giesswein’s Slipper-Socks have also become a huge hit in their native Austria thanks to great design, comfort and all-round warmth.
Never ones to hold back on innovation and style, Gucci has produced an eyecatching range of slippers made for both evening and casual dress. From their classic black leather Princetowns to their eyecatching Fur Herringbones, the Italian’s are leading the modern slipper revolution with unquestionable class and innovation. These are a must for men who are serious about how they look and what they wear.
Ryo Kashiwazaki created Hender Scheme after studying master craftsmen in Tokyo’s Asakusa district, an area famous for traditional Japanese leather footwear. His backless tasselled slippers look amazing with baggy, smart casual attire when you have a few guests coming over for early evening aperitifs. Made with limber leather soles and soft, flexible suede they are the epitome of casual comfort.
With a history of shoemaking spanning over 150 years, it’s safe to say that the creators at John Lobb know a thing or two about footwear. Their luxury high-end Haven Suede Slip-on is a must for the summer season. Made to fit with anything in your wardrobe from jeans and chinos to shorts and tailored trousers, they’re the perfect addition to a dapper summer wardrobe for the outdoors.
If you’re looking for a comfortable and more affordable pair of moccasins for any occasion, look no further than Minnetonka. Created in 1946 this iconic US brand shot to fame during the summer of love, becoming the hippies' footwear of choice. They now have an amazing range of slippers and moccasins designed for both home and social environments - made from soft suedes and leathers.
London brand Mulo has steadily become the kings of summer footwear with a range of slippers and loafers you won't want to be without. Their handmade designs are expertly crafted to offer both comfort and breathability using natural, sustainable leathers and wools. Every pair is finished with a gripped rubber sole, meaning you can wear them when and where you want.
Add an element of supreme luxury when bringing your day to a close. London’s Soho-Home has created a quality range of Harrison slippers with fleece linings and light, spongey soles. These slip-ons provide unrivalled home comfort when stepping out of your evening bath, the perfect contrast after a busy day at the office.
With an ethos based around well-being at home, many of you might not associate Tempur Pedic with footwear. However, their range of home slippers is practical, aesthetically pleasing and above all stylish. Their Men’s Wool Clog, in particular, is wonderfully simplistic with a minimalist design - easy to slide on and off, perfectly snug and comfortable for those evenings around the house.
Nothing says home comfort more than a decent pair of Uggs, and their range of backless slippers are no different. Ideal to slip on when waking up or kick off on your way to bed, this Australian brand has become a market leader in wind down footwear. Made using a mix of sheepskin lining for added warmth and comfort they’re a perfect remedy to a long day on your feet.
This Danish brand has been producing footwear made from natural Gotland Wool since 1993. What started as a family hobby has turned into one of Scandinavia's most recognised slip-ons, ideal for around the home. Their quality, clog-like designs are made to keep you warm, by those who know a thing or two about colder climates.
If you’re heading away for a bit of weekend R&R, Woolrich Footwear’s Bear Lake slippers are a sharp looking as they are well-priced. Made with a fleece-lined interior for excellent comfort, these slip-ons are great whether you’re relaxing in front of the campfire or winding down in your cabin. A true rugged slipper for the outdoor adventurer.