The Royal Blue Velvet Slippers

“Darling, I’m so sorry I forgot to buy your chia seeds! I know you can’t eat your morning yoghurt without them.”

“I mean, I don’t ask for much!”

“No, of course! Unforgivable of me!”

“Unforgivable. And while we’re at it. Dinner last night. It was completely inexcusable of you to call my mother – what was it? ‘a bit of a snob’! What were you thinking?!”

“Well, she did say that she didn’t trust her doctor because ‘he sounds like he belongs in the downstairs of Downton Abbey’. But you’re right, of course. I was completely out of line to call her a snob.”

“Yes, utterly. Well, now that we’ve settled that, will you please go and change out of those shoes and put something a bit more normal on.”

“No.”

“Excuse me?”

“You heard. If anyone needs to change it’s you, my darling. Someone with your ankles has no business in round-toed kitten heels.

Some things in life are worth fighting for. Arthur Sleep’s sartorially provocative Royal Blue Velvet Slipper is made from pure English cotton velvet – none of this imposter garbage – and features a cloud-like quilted lining. Pleasantly sturdy and divinely comfortable, this slipper is the ideal shoe for those who know how to pick their battles.

A.Sleep