[See yesterday’s post for the story behind this collaboration]


These are the Permanent Style x La Portegnaslippers. In my experience the lightest, softest and most supple slippers available anywhere.


They are made from Spanish suede and handsewn by the lovely people at La Portegna. They roll up into the size of a fist. They are ideal for home, plane or hotel. (Though never outside – it is suede and it does get dirty!) I take mine in every weekend bag or suitcase I ever pack.



Fifty pairs of these slippers are available exclusively to Permanent Style readers over the next two weeks. La Portegna does not currently offer suede slippers, and it will never offer them again in this Permament Style purple.

The slippers cost €90. As with previous projects, the collaboration will work in the form of pre-orders, so that we only have to make as many as are desired – ensuring costs are kept down. After the offer has closed in two weeks’ time, Jose and his team will begin work and prepare the order. That should take around six weeks.


They are available in small (39-40 European), medium (41-42), large (43-44) and extra large (45-46). If you are between sizes (as I am) I recommend taking the size down; they are so soft that they will quickly stretch to your foot. 

Each will have ‘La Portegna x Permanent Style’ branding on the insole. 

Orders should be made by emailing me: simon@simoncrompton.co.uk. If you have any questions, please use the comment section below so that others can benefit from the response.


Payment can be made by card, bank transaction or PayPal. Jose at La Portegna will contact people individually for payment once orders have been made. Postage and packing is €15 in Europe, €25 to the US and €45 elsewhere in the world. All other terms are as on the La Portegna site.



If previous Permanent Style projects are anything to go by, the slippers will sell out in the first few days, so I recommend ordering early.

I hope you like them!



Simon