We've (that's royal) come to like Prince Albert slippers a lot, so while planning holiday festivities it became obvious we needed another pair, but from where?
Several obstacles leapt to mind.
Now that I'm part Scot the $400+ Shipton and Heneage's were out of the picture*.
I like my Del Toro's, but maybe there is something else to try.
Finally, there is the problem of getting the size right, especially when buying blind.
I ordered a pair of blue embroidered Albert's from Broadland Slippers in the UK, for 2 reasons.
They were priced right, GBP 115 less Vat* to the US
I liked they way they did business.
After placing my order I received an email questionnaire asking the usual questions, what size shoe did I wear, which brand did I prefer, sox, no sox, etc.
The kicker came next. Their follow up email was a series of photos, and directions. "Take a tape measure, measure your right foot like this, here then here. Now do the left. What are the numbers"
Since the slippers were made to order, instead of shoehorning their customers into an indeterminate size, they make slippers to fit their clients feet. If you are hard to fit, this is a great option. Along with the numbers I included photos showing the tape around my feet, to minimize misunderstanding.
The results: outstanding.
Yes, of course women's sizes and other styles are available.
* I know that several styles of S&H are the same price as Broadland and may try a pair in my clan tartan.
For now I'm very satisfied, with the slippers, the service and recommend Broadland highly.