Born in Palm Beach, Florida, Mr Steinhart now lives in a beautiful 18th century home in the heart of New
England: Litchfield, Connecticut where you will see décor very much in the mould of Colefax and Fowler, the
interiors company once owned by the aforementioned Nancy Lancaster. The slipper specialist very quickly drew
recognition for transforming the abilities of a slipper into an all-purpose shoe. Mr Steinhart says: “Our slippers
can be worn with jeans to tweeds, blazers, suits and of course dinner clothes – from day to dawn”.
Right on cue for producing something that people are missing – the brand has collaborated with bona fide
man-about-town Zachary Weiss to present a collection that pays homage to the elements of travel and hotel living.
One would think this is counterintuitive, but producing a collection that is a celebration of everything that people
have had to give up might just be a masterstroke. Before being cooped up in his New York apartment for all of this
time, the historic St. Regis New York hotel was like a second home to Weiss, so naturally the collection is a toast
to social outings and hotel living.
For the weekend entertainment the brand’s navy cotton velvet slippers with red grosgrain trim and weekend
embroideries are the perfect footwear to sport with your black tie outfit. Dancing underneath the cloud-dappled
ceilings hung with gilt chandeliers to Duke Ellington, who regularly performed in the iconic St. Regis ballroom is a
scene to lust after.
Hand-constructed in Spain in supple leather, their black velvet slippers with champagne motif is an ode to when Weiss
was taught how to sabre a bottle of champagne by the head barman at the St. Regis, whilst the Negroni embroidered
slippers remind you of that soothing sharpener, enjoyed before dinner. All said, there’s no need to replace these
slippers after your Negroni as they work best after hours.
Not just due to Covid-19, the liquid lunch has been a dying phenomenon for some time, but in keeping with the festive
spirit, Zachary brings it to our attention again with the hunter green cotton velvet slippers with liquid lunch
embroidered on the pair. Alternatively, one can opt for the Red Snapper navy cotton linen slippers; The Red Snapper,
better known to most of us as The Bloody Mary, was invented in 1934 at the St. Regis New York’s King Cole Bar as an
Finally, we’ve all had those moments when your fellow acquintences have disappeared and you’ve been left to foot the
bill, so why not poke fun at it by sporting the cash and credit card green cotton slippers, whilst you’re out dining
in a smart restaurant with friends.
The fabulous balls held at these English country houses brought no small amounts of old-school hedonism, so it is
thanks to Mr Steinhart and Zachary Weiss that they’ve conjured up a collection that digs a little deeper in the
epicurean establishments such as the St. Regis, where the elegant soirées of old, will