When the winter nights bite, there’s nothing so good as a pair of slippers. But slippers can be horrible things, and Lord Bassington-Bassington has so far avoided them like, well, if not quite like the plague, then at least some other uncomfortable affliction - say, an ear infection (always a tricky condition for Bassets).
Still, His Lordship thinks that if the slippers are made of velvet and emblazoned with a nice motif they become less granddad-y and more Baudelaire-y, and thus perhaps acceptable for use around Bassington Manor. And a little research has turned up some rather delightful slippers.
These green velvet slippers send His Lordship's thoughts back to old Laibach record covers, and thus back to a million fond memories.
Lord Bassington-Bassington’s favourite purveyors of footwear, Jeffery West, have also gotten into the slipper action with these sleek numbers.
But the real crown is taken by New and Lingwood, meanswear extraordinaire, with these Pirate King slippers. They have the same motif that's on one of His Lordship's hankies, and the possibility for matching is intriguing.
Whatever pair of velvet slippers Lord Bassington-Bassington ends up selecting, there just one problem: His Lordship's better three quarters, Lady Mju, is solidly against them, and if he aquires a pair of velvets she has threatened to buy a pair of felt slippers, the least sexy piece of footwear known to man (even if they do look rather snappy on Sonny Duckworth.)