jpcricketI always thought I would turn into a Thurston Howell III type of man in my old age. You know, speaking with an affected accent wearing a yachting blazer by day and sipping my scotch in the evening while wearing a velvet smoking jacket. On my feet I would be wearing something very much like the velvet lounge slippers of JP Crickets. Specifically JP Crickets’ University line, and in the case of Mr. Howell, the Harvard slippers.

About JP Crickets: “JP Crickets is the go-to his and her shoe that combines an Italian-made loafer with the comfort of a classic velvet slipper. The relaxed-style shoe boast an embroidered University logo on suede, velvet, or linen with an all leather sole. The company also has collections featuring tassels, monogrammed logos and custom designs. JP Crickets manufactures our shoes in Southern Italy. The setting is amongst the beauty of Olive trees, near the Adriatic Sea, in a small village. It is here  where for generations families have worked together to produce beautiful shoes. JP Crickets shoes are made by skilled craftsmen and women. Each shoe is lovingly made by hand just for you and many are touched by the owner himself assuring the finest standards and quality.”

There is nothing better than a pair of Italian shoes and the slippers of JP Crickets are certainly top quality. But alas, I do not have the trust fund of the Howells to fall back on so the $300 price tag – and the fact that I did not go to an Ivy League University put these slippers on the fantasy wish list.

I’ll settle for a much more humble pair of slippers, like the Virginia Tech Hokies Slippers on sale now for $12.50 from Khols.

See all the fine footwear of JP Crickets here.

See the entire University collection of JP Crickets here.