Enduring Style: Gucci Horsebit Loafers

With the blazing heat we’ve had in Southern California it’s almost hard to imagine that Fall is just around the corner. But the upcoming change of season has me already thinking about Fall fashion. I don’t do many fashion related posts (do you want the same, more or less?) but I love the classics and when it comes to enduring style, nothing beats a pair of Gucci Horsebit Loafers. They are perfect for any season, unless you’re like me and bought a pair in suede. They suit both men and women and can be easily transitioned from day to night. It is an extremely versatile shoe; I know no other than can look great both in the boardroom and at the beach. It’s a shoe that’s been around for over 60 years and has achieved iconic status. In fact, Gucci held an exhibit at their museum in Florence, Italy (now temporarily closed) in 2013 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Gucci loafer. It even has a place at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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There is variation on a theme from time to time (I still can’t get over the mule or slipper styles…not a fan) but the classic 1953 Gucci Horsebit Loafer is a wardrobe staple. A quality shoe that is something worth investing in since they can provide you with a lifetime of wear.

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The horsebit loafer has lived many lives since its creation 60 years ago, earning itself an important place as a wardrobe staple for both men and women alike. The double-ring and bar motif taken from equestrian hardware remains an icon linking Gucci’s unique history with its modern-day attitude. — Frida Giannini, former Gucci Creative Director

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7 thoughts on “Enduring Style: Gucci Horsebit Loafers

  1. After Orange County says:

    The absolute epitome of class and style. LOVE, LOVE LOVE them. I used to live part time in northern Italy and frequented the Gucci store, especially back in the day when the Italian Lira was sooo low against the US $. Bought lots of handbags and housewares but regret never purchasing these loafers.

    • Reviving Charm says:

      Hi Celia, it’s great that you got to take advantage of the exchange rate to buy some great accessories! Hopefully when I’m back in Italy I’ll get to stop into Gucci for a souvenir (or two!). Unfortunately, the dollar doesn’t go as far these days….
      Where about did you live? I love northern Italy…

    • Reviving Charm says:

      Regretfully, without revealing my shoe size, I can relate. But I still love them. I never thought of a ballet style (even though I live in ballet flats). I hope Gucci is reading…that’s a fabulous suggestion. I would definitely buy in multiples.

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