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Commerce Chief Wilbur Ross Wears $500 Slippers to Trump's Address

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By    |   Wednesday, 01 Mar 2017 12:04 PM

You could say Wilbur Ross, President Donald Trump's new secretary of Commerce, was quite comfy as he watched his boss address Congress Tuesday night.

That's because the 79-year-old billionaire investor came to the event wearing a pair of designer slippers worth about $500.

Reporters at the event tweeted photos showing Ross in the custom black footwear, which featured his new department's logo emblazoned on them.

Huffington Post reporter Christina Wilkie identified them as made by Stubbs & Wootton, a Palm Beach design house that describes itself as "purveyors of handmade slippers to be worn day into evening, from jeans to dinner clothes."

Hayley Byrd of Independent Journal Review, wrote on Twitter:

And Daily Beast Reporter Lachlan Markey added:
 

Stubbs & Wootton says it's designs give "the slipper its due recognition as an all-purpose shoe, we are responsible for making evening slippers relevant once again ... Brilliant with a tuxedo. Perfect with shorts, and everything in between, our European production ensures superior quality forever."

Many tweeters made fun of Ross' fashion statement:

 

 

 

 

In the past, Stubbs & Wootton, which has stores in New York and Palm Beach, has catered to Republicans and Democrats with slippers featuring elephants and donkeys.

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