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Simply casual

Published:Saturday | March 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM
If a guy is athletic, he may see some exercise pals walking and decide to join them while wearing the pair of slippers you bought him. This may be the only time sports slippers are appropriate. Just make sure it can pass as casual.
Left: This traditional sports slipper is great for comfort and durability. The only restriction is that it's more suited for a teen than an adult.
Always remember the durability factor. Men generally like something that lasts, not something they buy today and replace next month, especially if it is expensive.
It's all about universal colours. We don't have the time to mix 'n' match; we want one thing that can complement our entire wardrobe.
A slipper like this can double as a house slipper and a mall slipper; it has the versatility to blend with either environment.
The only concern a guy has with this slipper is the sole. Because it's light brown, it's going to smudge real easy, and that means we may have to wash it frequently. If you're a neat freak, this might be right up your alley, but if you're Mr Messy, you don't want something that's going to give you extra work.
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It's becoming a fast-growing trend where men have decided to ditch sports slippers for more casual-oriented footwear. The average man not only wants to be comfortable but he wants to look slick and snazzy as well.

While sports slippers are comfortable, they just don't fit with a linen shorts or pants.

The older a guy gets, his attire will most likely switch from sporty to casual and from casual to semi-formal. That means fewer T-shirts and more button-front tops.

Simple fashion

The defining factor behind everyman's fashion is simplicity. We want something that looks acceptable without compromising comfort, and hence the new craze with casual slippers.

Most men prefer them because they are easy to put on and blend well with most casualwear. As weird as it may seem, lacing up shoes can be a hassle. It's time-consuming, plus, there is so much bending involved. With a slipper, all we've got to do is shove our foot in and we are good to go.

Slippers courtesy of The Shoe Gallery, The Springs, Constant Spring Road, St Andrew; call 754-0231.