Though Stubbs & Wootton founder Percy Steinhart opened up shop in 1993, his heart was in the early 20th century. He wanted to recreate the handmade needlepoint house slippers that men would change into after muddying their boots on unpaved streets (and which quickly became fashionable options for formal-, evening- and dinnerwear). The results are chic (and sometimes cheeky) designs handcrafted by a small community of artisans in La Mancha, Spain, known for their tradition of quality and expertise in stitching and assembling footwear. One version of this slipper comes embroidered with a regal crown motif, while the other is finished with cartoon speech bubbles. Fortunately, when the options are this good, you can't make a bad choice.