Influential blogger Aizak Buyondo wears our Herring Monarch. The Herring Monarch is a classic velvet slipper hand made in England. Featuring a luxurious quilted lining and hand embroidered â€˜Herring Crest.â€™ Often referred to as the Albert (after Queen Victoriaâ€™s consort), they were originally regarded as house shoes by the English. They became acceptable footwear for wearing with dinner jackets at home or at ones club, and remain so today. Theyâ€™re also credited with being a forebear of the loafer, or at least helping towards its social acceptance. Fit for a King or the man with an appreciation of the finer things in life.