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It would seem so.
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Why are Ferragamo bit loafers considered some sort of bastion of men's footwear? What am I missing?

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Good ol' bakerloo line!
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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post
 

Why are Ferragamo bit loafers considered some sort of bastion of men's footwear? What am I missing?

 

Are they?  I never heard that they were.  Historically, Gucci is the name most frequently associated with the horse bit loafer.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Horsebit loafers are awful. If someone paid Ferragamo and Gucci prices for them, then they are even more awful.

 

I rarely judge people I see in real life based off what they wear. If they are clearly putting in real effort into a CM outfit and failing ridiculously, then yeah, I judge a little bit. But I don't really cast aspersions outside of this.

 

However, I harshly judge anyone wearing Ferragmo and Gucci horsebit loafers whenever I see this. Not that my judgment should amount to anything. It doesn't. But they know there is only one reason they are wearing those shoes: it signals wealth. Which is stupid, because a) they aren't particularly good shoes and b) they aren't particularly expensive when it comes to shoes. Fucking mirrey's.

 

Does it effectively signal wealth? Probably. But this is the rare case where I judge intent rather than execution.

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It would seem so.

 

Deets? (Unless it's Spoon.)

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As much as horse bit loafers are looked down upon here they do have somewhat of an Ivy pedigree. That being said, I wouldn't wear them. As I recall, Clags isn't the biggest fan of Ivy footwear though.

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

As much as horse bit loafers are looked down upon here they do have somewhat of an Ivy pedigree. That being said, I wouldn't wear them.

 

I think tassle loafers have an ivy pedigree. Horse bits scream businessman wannabe to me.

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I don't know what is classified as Ivy footwear. Most of my vitriol is directed specifically at Gucci and Ferragamo horsebits and those who wear them. Not other versions of the shoe and people who wear those.

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I think tassle loafers have an ivy pedigree. Horse bits scream businessman wannabe to me.


Bits have somewhat of a pedigree. That is to say that they were incorporated into some Ivy looks, although somewhat rarely. They were sometimes an object of desire for Ivy dressers due to their rarity.

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I prefer my bits to be on horses.  I’m not sure what led someone to think that putting a miniature version of one of these on a loafer would be a good thing:

 

 

 

Whatever the inspiration, they made a lot of money out of the idea.  I’ve never, by the way, seen a rider wearing a pair, but perhaps things are different in Europe, Gucci’s home territory.  I've certainly never owned any.

 

My main problem with them has to do with having something metal, which I associate with jewelry, being worn on the foot.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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They are horrendous.  

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AAS, are you reading all this? wink.gif

Looks nice, SB, though the quarters look a bit too close. Which is probably what Greg already noticed.
Why are you going for a one button closure? To me, that is more formal and doesn't go well with patch pockets. YMMV.
Also I'd never expect you to choose such a trendy blogger blue. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Horsebit loafers are awful. If someone paid Ferragamo and Gucci prices for them, then they are even more awful.

 

I rarely judge people I see in real life based off what they wear. If they are clearly putting in real effort into a CM outfit and failing ridiculously, then yeah, I judge a little bit. But I don't really cast aspersions outside of this.

 

However, I harshly judge anyone wearing Ferragmo and Gucci horsebit loafers whenever I see this. Not that my judgment should amount to anything. It doesn't. But they know there is only one reason they are wearing those shoes: it signals wealth. Which is stupid, because a) they aren't particularly good shoes and b) they aren't particularly expensive when it comes to shoes. Fucking mirrey's.

 

Does it effectively signal wealth? Probably. But this is the rare case where I judge intent rather than execution.

 

Could not disagree with this more. 

 

There is a definitely a time and a place for gucci horsebit loafers...and I regularly wear mine on casual occasions particularly at my beach/country club. 

 

I also have a pair of cream horsebits that I like to wear in Florida.

 

I don't think they look appropriate with an sc or a suit...but with a pair of chinos/khakis or even shorts they are great.

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Greg, what makes you think it's scissoring? The overlap of the fronts?

 

Yes, but not just the amount of overlap, it's the angle of the lines of the quarters below the buttoning point.  They are continuing to cross below the buttoning point whereas they should be diverging.   When the balance is right, the buttoning point is the point where the fronts are the closest  )(

 

It all may be the angle of the shot though... which is why I just wanted to bring to your attention to take a closer look when trying it on.

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