If there was ever a time for indoor-outdoor slippers, it’s now. And so for our first collaboration in the realm of accessories, AIR MAIL has teamed up with Stubbs & Wootton on a limited-edition capsule collection of velvet slippers that are just the thing to make lockdown life a bit more bearable.
Choices, choices. Both styles incorporate Air Mail’s signature DC-3. The more maximalist Hughes, named after the eccentric aviation pioneer and entertainment mogul, features an oversize gilt airplane, while the plucky Earhart, an homage to the first female aviator to cross the Atlantic, features a pared-down version of our logo. Each slipper is available in burgundy, navy, hunter, and black velvet.
In terms of its quality and panache, Stubbs & Wootton has few rivals. Founded in 1993 by Percy Steinhart, a former financial adviser from New York, the brand is named after the 18th-century English painters John Wootton and George Stubbs, who specialized in sporting and wildlife. A favorite of sartorially inclined types ranging from Valentino Garavani and Carolina Herrera to Pope John Paul II and Kanye West, Stubbs & Wootton makes each of its styles by hand, and dresses up many in needlepoint, embroidery, and clever plays on words.
Arriving just in time for the holidays, the Air Mail x Stubbs & Wootton slippers, retailing for $550 per pair, will be available beginning November 14, both online and at the brand’s boutiques in Greenwich, Connecticut; Palm Beach; and New York. Londoners, do browse the entire collection in person at our U.K. home away from home, the Shreeji newsagent and tobacconist, at 6 Chiltern Street. Until we meet again, keep it civilized.
Ashley Baker is the Style Editor for AIR MAIL