Pick of the Week: Iconic Horsebit Loafer
The 1953 Horsebit Loafer Collection for Women
What We Like: Gucci's 1953 Horsebit Loafer Collection
Why We Like It: Gucci's horsebit loafer has been intrinsic to the brand since the 1950s and went on to become a fashion staple when it was added to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's permanent collection in 1985. These iconic shoes have graced the feet of Hollywood's leading men including Clark Gable, John Wayne and Fred Astaire. And now, the shoes get an update this season with the 1953 Collection for men and women that has been launched in honour of the 60th anniversary of these classic loafers.
The shape of the loafers has been retouched just a bit. The new shoe boasts a tubular construction that does away with the insole, making it light, pliable and very comfortable. It is available in a wide selection of shades and materials such as patent leather, suede, exotic crocodile, python, canvas and the famed Floria motif monogram, and in exotic colours ranging from fuchsia to periwinkle blue. It also includes the traditional antique brass or nickel hardware, while one style even uses studs as an all-over decoration.
The collection is available at select Gucci boutiques worldwide and on gucci.com