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Gucci Horsebir Loafer Appreciation/Collections

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by artiest, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. artiest

    artiest Member

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    I've always been an advocate of Gucci Horsebit Loafers. I lurk a bit on the forums here but never have posted as I don't see many Gucci fans. Personally I wear them for everything, from going to Costco in shorts after a game of tennis to formal events. They are comfortable, versatile, and above all durable (although I am lucky to have a great local cobbler who always finds a way to keep these looking good).

    Feel free to use this thread to share your Gucci Horsebit loafer collections as well and as a general discussion on your experience. I apologize if there is a better thread for this, but I searched and came up dry.


    As an aside, I used to wear Ferragamo but in my personal experience they didn't hold up as well with the daily grind.

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  2. vida

    vida Senior member

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    Wow, quite a collection. Sometimes I think Gucci loafers look chic and classic, others a bit much. I have actually tried to buy a pair in the past but I would require a narrow width which I could not find. You seem to be the guy to ask...any suggestions?
     


  3. artiest

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    I agree sometimes they can be a bit much, but here in metro Detroit people do tend to allow for a tasteful amount of flashiness.

    As for narrow (C, B) fits, I think you may be out of luck. I asked at the local Gucci store and they claim they stopped offering them a decade ago but may still be available in europe (doubtful as their website doesn't offer them). In this case I would say Ferragamo would be a better choice as they offer an assortment of widths.

     


  4. il_colonnello

    il_colonnello Senior member

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    Very nice!!

    I have only 1 pair myself and I'm not sure I am too keen on the croc-print styles (I think the horsebit itself is conspicuous enough as is, combining it with flashy leathers = too flashy), but on the whole I :worship: to your collection!

    Curious, do you wear anything else Gucci - clothes, accessories, bags - or is the obsession limited to the horsebit loafer?
     


  5. artiest

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    Thanks for the appreciation! I agree some of the reptile ones can be a bit too much. I don't really wear those to all that often to be honest.

    As for the rest of the gucci line -- I just really enjoy the timeless preppy look of the shoe. Their more recent stuff scares me and I'm more reserved in the rest of my wardrobe. Nearly everything cloth wide I have is zegna or brioni and for bags and accessories I gravitate towards tumi. I do have a few gucci belts, but nothing with a crazy buckle, just regular looking but high quality leather.
     


  6. il_colonnello

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    Ha, I actually wear my Gucci horsebits just like you: with classic, toned-down Zegna/Brioni outfits!

    And yes, Alessandro Michele's aesthetic is a pretty drastic turn for the brand. I liked Gucci better when Frida was there, it was much more wearable then.
     


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