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    Hey gents, I picked up a pair of (almost certainly) fake Gucci Alberts at the thrift store, but the construction and materials seem much, much greater than your typical street-corner or flea market fake. Anyone care to weigh in on their origin and quality? Pictures below (sorry for the size!):









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    Whether fake or not, enjoy those Gucci's!

    I bought a pair of BB black velvet slippers. They don't fit. Whatever the part of my foot is where the metatarsals rise up to the cuneiforms rises too high.

    The tongue looked like it was sticking straight up.

    So back the pair goes. I do have a lovely pair of Ferragamo black patent leather slippers for formal wear. But I really wanted to like the Alber slippers.

    Does another brand of Albert slipper accommodate a high top of the foot?

    Matthew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ματθαῖος
    Does another brand of Albert slipper accommodate a high top of the foot?
    I have no idea of any brands, but I have noticed that virtually all Albert slippers have short narrow toe boxes, which is pretty much how the British do slippers and loafers for some reason. I don't like it either. I suspect you may simply have to move on to another type of shoe.
    "What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reuben
    Hey gents, I picked up a pair of (almost certainly) fake Gucci Alberts at the thrift store, but the construction and materials seem much, much greater than your typical street-corner or flea market fake. Anyone care to weigh in on their origin and quality? Pictures below (sorry for the size!):
    Message sent, but I will comment here: I've never seen Gucci Albert slippers from years of watching e-Bay but that doesn't mean they never existed and they don't make them from time to time. The monogram and crest suggest a custom pair made for a customer, or something sold by a retail store with K.A. in the name. In any case, if they fit and they're solidly made, then wear them!
    "What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ματθαῖος View Post
    I bought a pair of BB black velvet slippers. They don't fit.
    That's a bummer. I sized up 1/2 and it fixed the problem for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dieu et les Dames View Post
    That's a bummer. I sized up 1/2 and it fixed the problem for me.
    At 10D, the heel was already slightly loose. A size up wouldn't work.

    Oh, well...

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    Additional photos of the alberts Reuben was kind enough to part with

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    If you look closely, you can kind of see a 3-toed sloth on the footbed crest. Other interpretations are welcome.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ματθαῖος View Post
    Whether fake or not, enjoy those Gucci's!

    I bought a pair of BB black velvet slippers. They don't fit. Whatever the part of my foot is where the metatarsals rise up to the cuneiforms rises too high.

    The tongue looked like it was sticking straight up.

    So back the pair goes. I do have a lovely pair of Ferragamo black patent leather slippers for formal wear. But I really wanted to like the Alber slippers.

    Does another brand of Albert slipper accommodate a high top of the foot?

    Matthew
    C&J work well with a high foot. Be sure to get sized in person at one of their stores, I have found them a little tricky. "My" size is too tight on the toes, going up 1/2 feel fine till I walk and they my heels come out of them. I have made them work with those adhesive heel pads. My foot is probably a bit on the trim size though I take a regular width shoe. Going one letter narrower does not work for me.

    Brook (Church's) and S&W 11Ds work perfectly for me
    Last edited by Literide; February 2nd, 2014 at 16:37.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ματθαῖος View Post
    On a little more research, I think both BB slippers are made by Peal & Co.
    Peal was once a great Northampton shoemaker, now just a brand name owned by BB that they private label shoes sourced from various English makers.

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    Does anybody have experience with these;

    http://smytheanddigby.com/

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_st?qi...fs-browse-rank

    Both sell on Amazon

    I am in the market for a green pair. The green one at BB has no emblem, but does have quilted lining, unlike those sold at Church's. The current Church's offerings also seem to be rather iridescent.

    I would love to get the green BBs with either a stag head or fox head, but neither Church or BB offers custom orders. B&E (C&J and S&H) don't work well for me size wise. EGs would be great but just too expensive. S&W also rather expensive for what they are, particularly custom.

    I may just settle for these:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I1MONGG/...=I6KGWUY99TIRL

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    Another new kid on the block. I can't speak for quality, just that I noticed they exist.

    http://www.bachelorshoes.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Literide View Post
    Does anybody have experience with these;

    http://smytheanddigby.com/

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_st?qi...fs-browse-rank

    Both sell on Amazon

    I am in the market for a green pair. The green one at BB has no emblem, but does have quilted lining, unlike those sold at Church's. The current Church's offerings also seem to be rather iridescent.

    I would love to get the green BBs with either a stag head or fox head, but neither Church or BB offers custom orders. B&E (C&J and S&H) don't work well for me size wise. EGs would be great but just too expensive. S&W also rather expensive for what they are, particularly custom.

    I may just settle for these:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I1MONGG/...=I6KGWUY99TIRL

    Literide,

    Have you considered Shipton & Heneage or Broadlands?

    http://www.shipton-usa.com/stag-moti...t-slipper.html

    The certainly do the stag head in green velvet.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Buchanan View Post
    Literide,

    Have you considered Shipton & Heneage or Broadlands?

    http://www.shipton-usa.com/stag-moti...t-slipper.html

    The certainly do the stag head in green velvet.

    Tom
    They are C&J/B&E, tough fit for mr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dieu et les Dames View Post
    Another new kid on the block. I can't speak for quality, just that I noticed they exist.

    http://www.bachelorshoes.com/
    D width only.

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    Anybody comes across a pair of these in US 10.5 or 11, I want them

    http://cdnd.lystit.com/photos/2012/1...arge_flex.jpeg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Literide View Post
    Anybody comes across a pair of these in US 10.5 or 11, I want them

    http://cdnd.lystit.com/photos/2012/1...arge_flex.jpeg
    I see them on ebay now and again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dieu et les Dames View Post
    I see them on ebay now and again.
    in Men's sizes? some guy has been flogging 7s and 8s for about 2 years.. Not too many 12 year boys interested in that sort of thing I guess.

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    Got these from BB last week.BB Abe Lincoln.jpgThey are JP Crickets.

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    Is this one of those clothing items that is specific to a particular region? I've seen these in stores, but I can't imagine anyone wearing them at an event that I've attended (although that may be an indication that I don't attend particularly fashionable events).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pleasehelp View Post
    Is this one of those clothing items that is specific to a particular region? I've seen these in stores, but I can't imagine anyone wearing them at an event that I've attended (although that may be an indication that I don't attend particularly fashionable events).
    No, I don't believe Albert Slippers are specific to any particular region or fashionable event in my opinion. Albert Slippers, i.e. velvet slippers, are probably in the category of either one loves them or one hates them. I seldom go to what one would call a fashionable event, but I wear my Alberts almost everywhere. As I am responding to this thread, I am sitting in a Barnes and Noble in Memphis, TN wearing my BOW-TIE Skull and Cross Sabre black velvet slippers with Tommy Bahama silk trousers and a Brooks Brothers polo.

    I don't mean to come across as rude, but if a man is going to wear this type of shoe outside the home, he has to wear them boldly and not sheepishly. Be prepared for possible comments and looks, but that doesn't bother me at all. Having said that, though, I have never received a negative comment about any of my 8 pairs. Again, they may not be for everyone, but then again, what is?

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    "What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women."

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    Great Calves on the young lady.
    You Roll Your Dice, You Move Your Mice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claybuster View Post
    ... my 8 pairs.
    A group shot is kindly requested
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    Ferragamo Albert slippers which I saw yesterday in Toronto. Damned expensive, but they have a lovely shape compared to most Albert slippers which are often kind of blobby.

    "What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women."

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    FullSizeRender.jpgMichael, as per requested, here is the group shot of my Albert Slippers. Sorry it took so long to respond.
    Top row from left to right: Brooks Brothers Sovereign Crown, BOW-TIE Leather Simpson, Magnanni Dorio (I added the crests), Brooks Brothers Plain Black, BOW-TIE Skull & Cross-Sabres.

    Bottom row from left to right: BOW-TIE Skull & Cross-Sabres, JP Crickets American Eagle Crest (purchased these from Brooks Brothers), BOW-TIE Fleur-De-Lis, BOW-TIE Shield Crest.

    Yes, I know there are two pairs of green skull and cross-sabres. I liked them so much that I purchased the two pairs they had in stock.

    Danny



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