The art of dressing up can sometimes be a chores for us, gentlemen, who are often left with few options when it comes formal attire. Here's a suggestion: If you're going to abide by the rules and wear a tuxedo, why not add a little bit of panache to your footwear? Velvet slippers give a dandy flair to a black-tie outfit, and offer a rather dashing alternative to patent leather (so delicate!) or lace-up shoe styles. Those sapphire slip-ons are what Salvatore Ferragamo's creative director, Massimiliano Giornetti, had in mind to celebrate the brand's century-old love affair with Hollywood. They're exclusive to Ferragamo's new flagship store on Rodeo Drive, in Beverly Hills, so interested parties will need to dial in. But tastemakers such as Tom Ford and Robbie Rogers have already adopted the look -- so act fast.
Slippers by Salvatore Ferragamo, $740. For more information, go to Ferragamo.com