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.
We just love this quote –
We canâ€™t help but imagine Hugh Hefner rocking these around his mansion; smoking jacket on, pipe in hand and bunnies on call.
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Welcome to the first of our regular series of posts on who is wearing Herring Shoes (or in this case Herring Shoes and Slippers).
Our first person is Prince Cassius who is One of “Britain’s Best Dressed Men” as quoted by GQ & Esquire magazine.
Prince Cassius wears our purple Monarch house shoe and decided to use them for a recent photo shoot in London. He is a passionate ambassador of Herring Shoes and wore both Harvey and Marlow Herring Shoes whilst filming a recent BBC documentary on fashion.
We had a wonderful evening with him at London’s OXO Tower and heard his amazing life story from being born in the desert, to being voted as one of Britain’s Best Dressed Men.