But that all changes when Crockett & Jones get involved – the Northamptonshire shoemaker may be better known for designing boots and brogues, but it also makes some of the slickest slippers you'll find.

Our personal favourites are these velvet Alberts. They have a Union Jack proudly displayed on top, which contrasts handsomely with its red quilted-satin lining. With footwear like this – not to mention a brand new store in Canary Wharf to compliment a newly reopened premises at No. 26 Royal Exchange – Crockett & Jones has surely cemented its place as the Square Mile's shoemaker of choice.

£225; for more info: crockettandjones.com