Let’s face it, loafers are huge right now and every guy worth his salt should own a pair, preferably in a bright colour. If you ask me my views on loafers, I would say that they are to men what a little black dress is to women…absolutely indispensable. That being said, the iconic and legendary luxury brand Gucci celebrates its famous horsebit loafer’s sixtieth anniversary; it presents the 1953 collection for men and women. It was in the year 1953 that the double ring and bar motif from the equestrian world was used in men’s loafers.
After being sported and immortalised by Hollywood’s leading men, they have attained their iconic status. The horsebit loafer has also become a part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is indeed one of the most iconic Gucci shoes ever to be made.
The creative director Frida Giannini has released a bold and vibrant combination of colours and materials in new forms and designs. The legacy continues but with a much more stylish and modern approach. The colour palette includes colours like green, blue, black, orange and yellow. The loafers are available in a wide range of shades and materials. The shoes range from patent leather and suede to exotic crocodile and python, and canvas prints with the house of Flora pattern as well. Exceptional amount of craftsmanship is involved whilst making these shoes, which is why they cost as much as they do.
In my mind, I am already thinking of the countless ways in which I can incorporate these loafers into my wardrobe. With comfy denims for an evening out-with chinos and a shirt for a dress-down day at work-with shorts and a linen shirt for a chic St. Tropez look-with a pair of linen trousers for an evening beach party.
Besides the work and beautiful craftsmanship that goes into making each loafers, what I love most about them is their wearability.