There is an ASW post scheduled for Monday that will show a bit of Mariano Rubinacci's Mount Street store in London, the source of the slippers in the photo. But for today, we'll put the cart before the horse and show the slippers themselves, canvas house shoes that could be Belgian Shoes were it not for their leather soles.
The soles of course may be the principal reason to choose the Rubinacci version of these slippers over the Belgians. The price, €280 including VAT or about $350 without, is roughly the same for each, and both makes have a bow on the apron that puts some men into a cold sweat for fear that they might somehow be thought effeminate for wearing shoes like these.
I, on the other hand, have been wearing slippers with little bows on the apron for many years, and have learned to cope with my insecurities. After all, the only people who see the bows are family and house guests. The former are used to my idiosyncracies and the latter are usually too groggy to take in the details of their surroundings.
All that being said, we can return the cart to its customary position.