Horse-bit Loafers

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by johninla, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. johninla

    johninla Senior member

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    [Are horse bit shoes considered conservative? I'm on planes quite often and, for obvious reason, I want a slip-on. I have traditional taste, but I don't want to look like a Repulician.
    John
     
  2. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    I don't think that the metal bit, in and of itself, makes it a conservative shoe. Different makers have different renditions of the look, some conservative and some more avant garde.
     
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    rgpuppy Active Member

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    looking under my desk i see a pair of Cole Haan bit loafer...in a lovely suede.

    But them again i tend to lean toward the right side of the aisle.

    Then again saying loafers are Dem or Rep is like saying Repp Stripe ties belong to one or the other.

    Just don't let the SF police catch you wearing them with a suit...even thought I do it most mondays and thursdays when i am in an airport.
     
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    StevenRocks Senior member

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    Horse-bit loafers are classics.
     
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    odoreater Senior member

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    Do these look conservative (my horse bit loafers)?

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    LabelKing Senior member

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    I have a pair of Gucci snaffle-bit loafers in some sort of a goatskin, which are not conservative.
     
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    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    I'm not sure that the horse-bit has anything to do with "conservative" outfits.
     

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