Black Deerskin Monk Slippers


The Black Deerskin Monk is a hand-turned soft soled house slipper with a high cut vamp. Due to the shallow toe box on the 1849 last we recommend buying 1/2 size larger than your usual size. If you have a wider foot, we recommend going for a full size larger.

Made by hand in our Norwich workshop where we have been making footwear since 1874. Our skilled artisans continue to maintain many of the original shoemaking practices such as clicking, turning and lasting all by hand.

Made in England.

LAST: 1849
Style: 633
LINING: Sand Leather
BINDING: Black Leather
SOLE: Soft Suede Sole
BRAND: Bowhill & Elliott

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Made from two pieces of material stitched together and made inside out, before being ‘turned’  to disguise the closed line to the inside of the shoe. Turn slippers have long been part of Norfolk shoemaking history, introduced to the county by the large group of ‘Strangers’ that settled here in the 16th Century, specialising in weaving and shoemaking. Please note any customised styles are not eligible for refund.  

The 633 is a soft soled turn slipper. This technique dates back to the 14th century, making them one of the earliest styles for more refined footwear. The relaxed nature of the Monk style pairs best with soft Deerskin leather, available in a variety of colour ways. All our patterns are clicked by hand before embarking on their journey around the workshop being handmade into soft soled carpet slippers.


Bowhill & Elliott are a 5th generation family owned handmade slipper workshop and 2 floor shoe emporium. Proudly making and purveying the finest footwear since 1874.

Our skilled artisans still maintain many of the original shoemaking practices dating back to the 14th century like clicking, turning and lasting all by hand.

We have stocked iconic brands such as Crockett & Jones since the 1940s, and specialise in premium footwear and accessories with brands including Heschung, Joseph Cheaney & Sons, Loake, Brunate and Saphir.

You can find us at our home, 65 London Street – Norwich – NR2 1HW, the same address Obadiah Bowhill began this magical story.


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