It’s been in the making for a minute (can’t rush perfection) and now I happily present – The Napa slipper.
I’ve partnered with online custom footwear brand, Awl & Sundry, to design a limited edition shoe that I was essentially searching for over the last few years. Black watch plaid footwear is hard to come-by, so creating my own design was the only option.
Each pair of Napa slippers is handmade with:
- Leather soles & insoles
- Wool, black watch plaid uppers
- Blue wool back seam stripe
- Blue wool piping
Instead of going the suede route, my goal was to create a slipper that you could wear the majority of the year. The texture of the wool makes give this slipper the versatility of a sneaker in the fact that you can pair them with denim or you could rock them with a tuxedo to add some pop without peacocking.
Unsuited & Retooled
Personally, when looking at my style & how The Napa slippers fit into it, these shoes are a true bridge of my sartorial tastes. Sportswear is my main vibe, however; I’m often suited — which is how people tend to see me. This slipper finds a way to amp up a very casual look, but, they gives a off a casual -and yet slightly more sophisticated approach to tailored menswear (i.e. tuxedo).
Head over Awl & Sundry to get a pair of Napa slippers.
Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM