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Gucci Shoes

oldskool

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What is the opinion here on Gucci shoes. The classics... in NYC everyone has 'em. $495+ a pop. Gucci loafers often paired with traditional suits and ties...

I like the look, but my style tends to be more traditional - curious about the look... it's a no no... but otherwise well dressed 'finance' people seem not to care...
 

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Those shoes for some reason conjure images of investment bankers. No offense to any bankers here.

I personally find Gucci shoes a little too fashion-forward in the sense that I would be afraid to drop 500$ on a pair of shoes that I couldn't wear for more than, say, 2 years. I tend to shy away from the latest style and keep a minimal number of "current" pieces.

On the other hand (and I apolgize for the contradiction) I can't get away from loafers. Sorry LA. lol. and I've been on the prowl for a Gucci pair. Once saw then in NYC at a consignment shop but in a size 11 boo. I would stick with the classic pieces though. $500 can get you a nice pair of AEs easy though.
 

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No offense taken, shortly after your post I went down the hallways for a stroll to the water fountain and counted 5 pairs on associates, vp's. Its kind of laughable, but I have to say on most guys they look great. I'm more of a fan of the brown than the black. But like you said I just don't see myself forking over $400 for them, Tod's yes but Gucci, no.
 

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I love the Gucci shoes I have, and I'm not even a banker.

I have a pair of horsebit loafers, but they're high vamp and split toe, with a big heavy bit on them. I don't really care for the lower vamps. My other pairs are a chisel toe lace-up and a pointed toe wing tip. Love 'em.
 

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Anyone has a picture of the so-called classic Gucci loafers? The one your have (with split-toe) --- I don't think that's the classic one, is it?
 

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Worn with prep clothes for 40 years including suits and jackets. Don't think of them as fashion foward at all. Roetzel and Flusser, hardly"fashionable", both recommend them.
 

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I like GUCCI cap toes .. Very sleek and not old looking. But paying $500US for it, I rather get Ferragamo Tramezza shoes.
 

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Anyone tried the Gucci custom shoe programme? I was meaning to check it out, but always forget when I'm at the shopping district.
 

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Is it really a custom program or simply a made to order program? The stuff I've read tends to fudge it.
 

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Oldskool says:
$495+ a pop
I love NY but guess that I did well to buy a pair in Palm Beach last week for $420, tax included and a free plastic shoehorn to boot.

They have a "new" model with a slightly wider toe.  The bit is a silver color compared to the gold of the classic.  I didn't care for the new one and bought the old.
 

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it's really a made to order programme
they offer you a limited number of styles to choose from and you get to pick from a limited number of leathers and it's then shipped off and made ...... four to six months later, you have your shoes

no last is created, just the measurement from what i was told at gucci
 

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it's really a made to order programme
they offer you a limited number of styles to choose from and you get to pick from a limited number of leathers and it's then shipped off and made ...... four to six months later, you have your shoes

no last is created, just the measurement from what i was told at gucci
so you think they'll be able to accomodate a 14.5 EEE?
 

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Gucci moccasins are terribly uncomfortable to walk in if you walk on hard surfaces, such as sidewalks. Â There's little material built into the shoe to absorb the impact. Â Over time, they also stretch and bend out of shape, rendering them unsightly. Â On the other hand, my suede Tod boots, while pricey, are tremendously comfortable and are proving to be quite durable. Â They look great with trousers that have a narrower leg, sans cuff, such as those I've purchased from Davide Cenci. Â Just located this link for Tods at discounted prices... http://www.designerapparel.com/search.....rt=&p=4 Grayson
 

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I find the Gucci shoes to be the most boring aspect of the designs, especially since the departure of Mr. Ford. I would take Helmut Lang or Costume National first if we're talking on ~$300-500 designer terms. Of course everyone wants Berlutis (and I dont care what you guys say, I LOVE those "Frankenstein" shoes).
 

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