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post #16 of 29

what about this pair of tod's loafer?

 

700

 

 

cheaper and with more quality than gucci ones.

post #17 of 29

I suspect many people with negative comments have never owned Gucci bit loafers, nor can they afford one. 

 

Gucci bit loafers are good quality shoes. The uppers are hand sown. The staining of the leather involves repeated cycles of hand staining and drying. The sole is sown on.

 

Gucci is worth every cent and more. Gucci is the original bit loafer.

 

http://www.acontinuouslean.com/2011/05/24/made-in-italy-the-iconic-gucci-loafer/

post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by elegance007 View Post

I suspect many people with negative comments have never owned Gucci bit loafers, nor can they afford one. 

 

Gucci bit loafers are good quality shoes. The uppers are hand sown. The staining of the leather involves repeated cycles of hand staining and drying. The sole is sown on.

 

Gucci is worth every cent and more. Gucci is the original bit loafer.

 

http://www.acontinuouslean.com/2011/05/24/made-in-italy-the-iconic-gucci-loafer/

Gucci and Prada are two of the most overpriced brands on the market.. they are good shoes but not up to par for the price..

post #19 of 29
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Gucci and Prada are two of the most overpriced brands on the market.....not up to par for the price..

Not true.
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by elegance007 View Post

I suspect many people with negative comments have never owned Gucci bit loafers, nor can they afford one. 

Gucci bit loafers are good quality shoes. The uppers are hand sown. The staining of the leather involves repeated cycles of hand staining and drying. The sole is sown on.

Gucci is worth every cent and more. Gucci is the original bit loafer.

http://www.acontinuouslean.com/2011/05/24/made-in-italy-the-iconic-gucci-loafer/

What is there to afford? You can get always find Gucci loafers somewhere (e.g DWS) for less than $300. Folks around here pay more than that for sneakers.
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by elegance007 View Post

I suspect many people with negative comments have never owned Gucci bit loafers, nor can they afford one. 

Gucci bit loafers are good quality shoes. The uppers are hand sown. The staining of the leather involves repeated cycles of hand staining and drying. The sole is sown on.

Gucci is worth every cent and more. Gucci is the original bit loafer.

http://www.acontinuouslean.com/2011/05/24/made-in-italy-the-iconic-gucci-loafer/

get the hell out. Do you know where you are?

freaking rookies
post #22 of 29
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post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by elegance007 View Post

I suspect many people with negative comments have never owned Gucci bit loafers, nor can they afford one. 

Gucci bit loafers are good quality shoes. The uppers are hand sown. The staining of the leather involves repeated cycles of hand staining and drying. The sole is sown on.

Gucci is worth every cent and more. Gucci is the original bit loafer.

http://www.acontinuouslean.com/2011/05/24/made-in-italy-the-iconic-gucci-loafer/

Gucci bit loafers look very nice with those discount store four button suit jackets that have as much construction and tailoring as a burlap sack full off potatoes. And that's about as much design and construction that goes into the Gucci loafers too. Have you ever checked the balance and weight of Gucci loafers vs a well constructed shoe from Messers Green, Cleverly, Lobb, or Church? Ferragamo shoes are equally lousy. Somehow Todd's aren't stereotypically low quality like the other Italian products.

I don't think anybody on Style Forum comments without actual knowledge or experience. You may own and like Gucci loafers. Don't be upset or take it personally if others don't unless your name is Gucci or you work for LVMH. SF is people sharing their experiences and inions. Accusing people of never having owned or not being able to afford something is a bit pointless on an anonymous Internet forum.
post #24 of 29
The Allen Edmonds Verona look almost identical to a Gucci bit loafer and are also exceptionally comfortable.
They make an affordable alternative with no comprimise in comfort. I own a pair of each make (...a long story for another day) and enjoy both equally.



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post #25 of 29
I love the looks of the classic horsebit loafer. Have been searching for one for ages but all their loafers which they offer in their stores either have a very low heel and a thin sole or are very pointed or have some other strange features....
Is there any (secret?!) source for the classic horsebit loafer? smile.gif
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by P-K-L View Post

I love the looks of the classic horsebit loafer. Have been searching for one for ages but all their loafers which they offer in their stores either have a very low heel and a thin sole or are very pointed or have some other strange features....
Is there any (secret?!) source for the classic horsebit loafer? smile.gif

I purchased my pair at Neiman Marcus

post #27 of 29
I own several different brands which would be considered really high end for RTW shoes, Kiton, John Lobb, C&J (through the Cleverly RTW), Tom Ford (maybe doesn't count as high quality but above A&E at least) etc. And i bought Gucci Horse bit loafers one day just to see what everyone was on about. And truth be told even though i HATE Gucci as a brand they are really comfortable and pretty much can go with anything ranging from dress pants all the way to shorts. I honestly do find myself wearing them almost every day and if i didn't have a pair of suede loafers from TF i would be wearing them every day. Imo its unfair to compare them to C&J, Gucci horse bit loafers start at under $500, as opposed to the C&J i have seen which start at close to $700.

P.S: To the poster that said people making negative comments because they have never owned/could afford. Remember this is style forum and people spending 1-2k for RTW shoes is the norm around here.
post #28 of 29
I like Gucci loafers.
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by elegance007 View Post

Gucci is classic. All other bit loafers are copies of the original. 

 

Gucci is a must own.


I agree, nobody ever tried to argue that they are a good value,  but they are one of the items that would make it into my "house is burning" bag none the less. And I find no shoe better for worn out tired feet or after a 10+ hour plane ride.

 

For the post that asked for a lower cost alternative try the Cole Hann Ascot, widely available on the bay new for $120. R.

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