Sunday, May 11, 2008

Get Your Fresh To Def On

Sometime it's not about how many pairs of shoes you have in your closet, but what type of shoes you have................These velvet slippers may look like the ultimate in WASP style, but trust us—once you get your preppy/trad look on, you’re gonna want a pair of these … These are made by Bowhill & Elliott, a british company which was established at 65 London Street, Norwich over 125 years ago. The founder of Bowhill & Elliott, Obadiah Bowhill, purchased the business from Wright & Co. in 1874. The business passed onto his son and son-in-law, Thomas Baines Elliott, at the end of the nineteenth century. Thus the partnership of Bowhill & Elliott was formed. And the family connection continues into this new century under the direction of Roger Jury, descendant of Mr. Elliott. The company has a shop from which it retails a large selection of ladies and men’s shoes including the following brands, Crockett & Jones, Grenson, Church, Cheaney, Barkers, Loake, Dexter, Mephisto, Carcavelos, HB Shoes, Gabor, Peter Kaiser, Lorbac and Rockport. At the same location there is a small factory where Bowhill and Elliott manufactures slippers and houseshoes and specializes in producing hand embroidered velvet houseshoes and making up tapestry, needlepoint or fabric into houseshoes. This is the ultimate in old world luxury. What do you think about them? Leave a comment!

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