Once a fashion anachronism, the velvet shoe — also known as the Prince Albert slipper — has come into its own as a casualwear must-have. Matthew Chevallard and his team at Del Toro are partly to thank for that turn of events. Based in Miami, Del Toro turns out men’s and women’s velvet shoes featuring every design imaginable — from edgy-cool embroidered skulls and crossbones to metal studs, camouflage prints, red stars, and polka dots. If you still regard velvet shoes as something only your wealthy cigar-smoking uncle should wear, have no fear: Del Toro produces all the wingtips, sneakers, espadrilles and boots your heart could ever desire, in luxe suede and leather as well as reflective 3M and water-repellant Sunbrella. Every design reflects Chevallard’s effortless fusion of NYC street style and Italian refinement.
While nothing will ever replace a sleek pair of lace-ups, monkstraps are certainly giving the style a run for its money. With a covetable assortment of brands including Antonio Maurizi, Loake, and a.testoni Basic, this sale has plenty of styles in both single and double straps.
The velvet slipper has become a fashion must-have and Del Toro has been at the forefront of its resurgence. This sale features everything from formal slippers to suede oxfords to add a pop of personality to any look, whether you’re keeping it casual or gunning for a timeless formal style.
Whether you’re toasting a buddy’s transition to married life or getting decked out for the upcoming film festival, there's an art to pulling off a stylish black tie look. Shop the assortment below, which features classically modern tuxes, three piece suits, shoes, shirts, and more from top brands like Pierre Balmain, Valentino, Martin Greenfield, and more.
Originally created as an indoor shoe for Victorian men, the velvet slipper has made its way out of the 19th century and into the 21st. Whether you're headed to a formal event or looking to add some texture (and a little swagger) to your casual game, you'll find everything you need to make the look your own right here.