If you’re going to lounge around, do it in style. Shipton and Heneage make traditional shoes, including my most hated shoe: the deck shoe; but they also make some damn fine slippers. It’s probably a bit iffy to take style tips from Alan Partidge, but I’m sure he’d understand the benefits of lounging in a velvet slipper. Available in leopard print velvet, tartan, ostrich skin or embroidered with a skull and crossbones they really are the height of lounging. My favourite is the stag hand-embroidered slipper, shown here in green velvet; how supremely majestic. Definitely the way to show your housemates or partner who’s the alpha male of the house.