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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Sorry if this has been covered before. I frequent many other non style related forums, so I know to search around a little bit before making a new thread. I didn't find anything in particular so I figured I'd make my own thread. I just turned 18 a couple months ago and I've gotten in to fashion. I have my own business and do quite well, and have a thing for nice clothing/shoes. I use to just wear Jordans and nikes etc. but I'm branching out to nicer shoes. My overall clothing style is very casual. A lot of Lacoste/Polo t shirts, 7 jeans, button ups and polos. I was wondering if a pair of Gucci Loafers would go well with my style. I like the shoes a lot but I'm unsure if they are OK to wear with a nice pair of jeans and a t-shirt or button up. 

 

Here's the pair I'm looking at right now. http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab127/chef1919/Gucci/IMG_0356.jpg

 

I only own two suits and I very rarely wear them. Most of my peers are obviously young and pretty broke so although I like nice things, I don't want to be too over the top. 

 

What outfits would you recommend that would fit well with this particular pair of Gucci Loafers? 

post #2 of 12
I like the shoes. And I would wear them with jeans (depends on the jeans obviously not with True Religion happy.gif ) A pair of plain jeans, a nice brown leather belt (in your case maybe Aigner?) and a button-down shirt and you are good to go smile.gif Watch out when buying the jeans! Some people look ridiculous in slim-fit jeans but some people look just odd and out of place in straight fit jeans. Try to find a fit which really looks good on you! (But I am guessing that you are aware of that.) satisfied.gif
post #3 of 12
Firstly, the loafers you are looking at are called horsebit loafers. They are named for the medal tack on the vamp that horse wears in his mouth to aid communication with the rider. While they are a signature of Gucci, there are hundreds of brands that sell horse bit loafers. More recently Gucci has looked to add their ribbon beneath the bit to make sure everyone knows your shoes are Gucci. IMO this is terrible, so good-on-you for sticking with the classic. These are semantics but I figured it might be worth noting if you like the horse bit look.

I own several pairs of horse bit loafers, including a few pairs of Gucci. They are an incredibly versatile shoe. You can easily wear them with jeans, chinos, trousers, or even shorts. I would however, be hesitant in wearing them with suits, as suits should be worn with laced oxfords or brogues IMHO.

All and all I think they are a great middle-of-the-road shoe. They're not C&J or Lobb, but then again they are not meant to be. More than likely people will associate them as Gucci which, at your age especially, I'm sure is important to you. If you can afford them I'd say they'd make a good addition to any casual wardrobe. Plus, purchases like this are a good stepping stone to more high end items that you will begin to discover and appreciate more as you get older.

Good luck out there.
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

Do the brown ones pretty much go with any kind of top? I'll be wearing a brown belt of course...but say I wore a grey/black, blue, a brightly colored shirt. Are they versatile enough to match with everything? 

 

Do you usually wear socks with these? I assumed you wear socks with them wearing pants, but no socks wearing shorts. Correct? 

post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by brandonb2413 View Post

Do the brown ones pretty much go with any kind of top? I'll be wearing a brown belt of course...but say I wore a grey/black, blue, a brightly colored shirt. Are they versatile enough to match with everything? 

 

Do you usually wear socks with these? I assumed you wear socks with them wearing pants, but no socks wearing shorts. Correct? 


I very rarely wear black. I find the color to be a bit dull and safe for my liking. To each his own. But I would say that a good pair of chocolate brown loafers should go with most any shirt you have (save for black, in most instances, IMHO).

In terms of socks you might need to ask someone else. I generally only wear socks with boots and tennis shoes for when I trudge through snow or go for a run, respectively. Especially with loafers, you can find me sockless 100% of the time. Oh, and NEVER wear socks with shorts unless they are of the low-cut invisible variety that you cannot see whilst wearing.
post #6 of 12
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The only type of socks I ever wear with shorts (and jeans as well depending on the shoe) are the low cut Ralph Lauren socks (ghost socks, cannot see them over the shoe). 

 

I'm a professional poker player so often times I'll have to wear a sweater or some sort of hoody (my choice of hoody is usually Ralph Lauren or Lacoste) since it's so cold inside the poker rooms. Is it too ridiculous to wear these loafers with a hoody and some nice jeans/brown belt? How about a t-shirt? I just ordered these so I'm pretty excited. Sorry for all the noob questions. I'm use to wearing Jordans and Nikes. 

post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by brandonb2413 View Post

I'm a professional poker player so often times I'll have to wear a sweater or some sort of hoody (my choice of hoody is usually Ralph Lauren or Lacoste) since it's so cold inside the poker rooms. Is it too ridiculous to wear these loafers with a hoody and some nice jeans/brown belt? How about a t-shirt? I just ordered these so I'm pretty excited. Sorry for all the noob questions. I'm use to wearing Jordans and Nikes. 


No worries, mate. Glad to help you on. To be honest I have never been a hoody guy. Even in college I was more likely to wear a more dressed up half or 1/4 zip pullover or a crew neck sweater. I honestly think if you decide to wear nice jeans and nice loafers then wearing a rugby shirt, a light v-neck or crew neck sweater, or a pullover are all better options and none of them are too involved. The hoody with tailored jeans and loafers look would make me think you were only half dressed when you realized you were running late and grabbed from the top of the clothes pile as you left the house.
post #8 of 12
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Ok cool, I really appreciate the advice. I have a few blazers/pullovers that are really nice so I'll try to stick with those when I wear these loafers. I also have some longsleeve rugby t-shirts (ralph lauren and lacoste, im loyal!) that will fit nicely. When I wear more athletic clothes like hoodies and shorts I'll just stick with my more casual shoes like Jordans. 

post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by brandonb2413 View Post

Ok cool, I really appreciate the advice. I have a few blazers/pullovers that are really nice so I'll try to stick with those when I wear these loafers. I also have some longsleeve rugby t-shirts (ralph lauren and lacoste, im loyal!) that will fit nicely. When I wear more athletic clothes like hoodies and shorts I'll just stick with my more casual shoes like Jordans. 


For advice on pairings with the Nikes and Jordans, you might consider a thread on SW&D. They might have some advice on dressing those items up.
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

My whole style for the last couple years has been based around pairing nice tops/jeans or shorts with top of the line Jordans/Nikes. I'm slowly moving on now though. 

post #11 of 12
Loafers with jeans and a polo or button up can be a great combination. The biggest thing is that you're comfortable with it. I'm currently wearing a white button down (collar buttons down) with a pair of lighter blue Lucky Brand jeans and gray/tan Antonio Maurizi lace up wing tips. Some could say the shoes are too formal but I like the combo so to heck with them. My belt is black (I don't own a belt that matches these shoes exactly) as are the socks with spots that match the shoes.

I saw a quote a little bit ago that said business men match their socks to their trousers but gentlemen match their socks to whatever they want. I don't recall where I saw it but it might have been on someone's signature line from this site. Effectively it is saying you wear what you wear for you and not others. A business is needing to impress people but you don't. Wear what you're comfortable in and that suits you (e.g. what fits your body type...skinny jeans don't look good on bigger guys) and the rest will fall into place. And don't be concerned with fads. Think about what you're going to wear and if you know you would look back on a picture of it in 10 years and wonder what you were thinking, maybe you shouldn't wear it. What keeps coming to mind for me with that is the kid who is wearing 3 or 4 polo shirts at the same time with all of the collars popped. Other than that, have fun and enjoy the journey.
post #12 of 12

Congratulations on being so young but with so much class and style.  From how you describe your attire, you will have no problems wearing the GUCCI horsebit loafer with your looks. As one contributor pointed out, stay away from wearing them with True Religion jeans and go with something more classic and tailored, such as a straight leg jean. In regards to suits, you can definitely get away with wearing them. When you get a chance watch the movie "Wall Street" and see how suits and loafers were paired together. Good luck my friend!

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