Every week a different FADER staff member will pick a clothing item or accessory that he or she has lately been spending a lot of time with—or would like to—and write a little love letter to it. We would’ve done a column on who we’re dating but that seemed a little bit much. This week Deidre talks about the Najet slippers from The Cobra Society.
The smoking slipper has long been a shoe of domestic leisure, the kind of footwear that Hugh Hefner lounged around in between trips from his circular bed to the grotto and vice versa. Fashion folk like VOGUE editor Andre Leon Talley have since reclaimed the slipper and elevated it from the world of domestic interiors to the much watched sidelines of fashion runways. With the Najet, The Cobra Society continues to evolve the once schlumpy house shoe. Every time I wear these attention-grabbing slippers, I can’t take five steps without having to accept a compliment. It might sound like an anomaly, but these are the kind of slippers that make you stand up straight. They’ve been thoughtfully constructed. From the woven Moroccan tapestry upper to the hand-sewn heels, they make your feet feel tended to, special and downright regal—all sentiments of luxury and leisure that one can still experience while dodging up and down the sidewalks of NYC.