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Meet the Founders

Donhall & Bell was founded in 2012 to offer men a more interesting alternative to mainstream footwear. Over time, the D&B team have grown to include shoe designers, craftsmen, artists, stylists and writers – each contributing their own voice to the brand’s vision of modern masculine elegance. We spent five minutes with founders Peter and Martin to gain a better understanding of the vision behind the brand.

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IF THE SHOE FITS

What do Winston Churchill, Ryan Gosling, Kanye West and Steve McQueen have in common? Unexpectedly, it’s their embrace of the classic slipper — the ultimate stealth style statement.

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Prince of Darkness

Robert Mapplethorpe died almost 30 years ago. But with a new London exhibition and a Hollywood biopic in the works, the spotlight is swinging back round to art’s ultimate bad boy.

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CLUB WORLD

From Neuehouse to The Ned, and 5 Hertford Street to Dean Street Townhouse, Donhall & Bell introduces the hottest stars in London clubland — an old world, playing by new rules. Dress code optional . . .

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FIVE PERFECT OCCASIONS & LOCATIONS TO WEAR YOUR LUXURY LOAFER SLIPPERS

Loafer slippers aren't always right for your everyday wear - although that very much depends what you do every day! But they do hit the mark for those times when you want an original luxury shoe, which enables you to stand out from a crowd of casuals. Here we take you through five occasions and destinations where the dapper loafer slipper really should be your 'go to' shoe.

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PRINCE ALBERT

As Queen Victoria’s consort, Prince Albert was the original First Husband. He’s also one of modern menswear’s first great icons; for proof, you need look no further than the slipper that bears his name.

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The Rakish Gent

Shoes for men are not known for being very exciting in any way. Classically, there are several shoes that we feel every man should own a great pair of brogues, a versatile pair of Chelsea boots, simple white sneakers and so on and so forth. In recent years, there has been one trend that we have noticed enter the essential shoes for men list – the luxury slippers.

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