Trend Alert: Smoking Slippers

Karen Alfonso , 27 Sep 2012
Sidd Mallya (photo courtesy | Yogen Shah for MissMalini)
Sidd Mallya (photo courtesy | Yogen Shah for MissMalini)

Gentlemen, give those oxford and brogues a rest. The new shoe you ought to be sporting is the smoking slipper. And guess what this trend isn’t just restricted to men! Women too can snap this trend up for an androgynous twist to their wardrobe.

Amitabh Bachchan (photo courtesy | Yogen Shah for MissMalini)
Amitabh Bachchan (photo courtesy | Yogen Shah for MissMalini)

It first originated from the Victorian era where men wore these shoes in the smoking room. The most iconic fan of this shoe is Playboy creator Hugh Hefner who has been wearing them in his heydays.

Hugh Hefner in his early days wearing smoking slippers
Hugh Hefner in his early days wearing smoking slippers

In India Amitabh Bachchan and Siddharth Mallya too are loyal fans of this trend wearing them at public events in various colours.

Style Tip: The shoe is best worn casually. Avoid socks at all costs after all this is a slip-on shoe.

Will you be wearing this trend?

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