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Gucci Horsebit Loafers 1953 Review $670 – $2600 – Is It Worth It? Part IV – Gentleman’s Gazette



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Gucci is an Italian high fashion brand and they usually move very quickly with the trends, however, they produced one thing ever since 1953 and it’s the Gucci horse bit loafer model 1953. Because they’ve been so popular over the years, there are many iterations and models, some are slippers with a soft heel, you can find them with different logos, but the original one has the classic horse bit, and no logos that are visible. You might wonder, at the end of the day, it’s just a loafer, isn’t it? Well, not quite.

Construction & Workmanship

First, when I looked at it on the website, I was quite disappointed because there wasn’t much detail. They just said, black leather and horse bit but they didn’t talk about what kind of leather, how it was tanned, how it was constructed, if it was sewn, glued, what kind of construction it was, and so I was weary because I expected that it wasn’t a good shoe after all. Now when I got the shoe, the actual first impression was much better. You could see the moccasin top was sewn by hand, that was quite obvious because of the different stitch density on the side and in the front which is a hallmark of handwork. You could also see little puckering along the edges which is typical for hand-sewn moccasins. The leather is very nice, good quality, it is hand stained but that makes more of a difference with brown shoes, not really with black, however, Italians are very good with leather especially around Florence and so you can rest assured that you get a quality hide on Gucci loafers.

Another area that I was quite surprised by it was the lining of the modern 1953 version. Because it’s mostly a textile, you can see at the bottom of the shoe that it’s a textile, it doesn’t say whether it’s cotton or linen, I suspect it’s one of the other or a blend, could also be a poly blend but I don’t know because Gucci doesn’t provide any more information about it. The good thing is, it works really well for summery weathers because when your feet sweat, no matter, if you went on bare feet, or with no-show socks, or with regular socks, the cotton or the material, will absorb more than the leather and it will be more comfortable. If you look at the older Gucci horse bit loafers, they were all leather lined in a regular tan leather. Interestingly, there seems to be no foam pad underneath that leather insole in the heel area and I wonder why they didn’t add that.

PROS:

– It’s not a flashy shoe. It’s an iconic shoe and this is an original.
– It’s a comfortable shoe made in a classic last, made in the same shape since 1953.
– It’s very easy to sell them and you still get quite a bit of money for them.
– Good quality

Cons:

– The cost
– Soft construction

So in conclusion, is the Gucci horse bit loafer worth it?

The answer is it depends! (Watch the video for a detailed explanation.)

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33 comments

  1. Why does it look like he's always about to sneeze

  2. 00:25 they don't move with the trends, they create trends together with the other high fashion brands

  3. Michael Jackson loved these shoes

  4. how nice that you now have subtitles before I watched your videos without it but thanks. saludos!

  5. Thank you for this video, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I bought a pair of Gucci Horsebit Loafers with the Vibram heavy tread sole back in 1994 and they're still going strong. I'm wearing them even as I write this. I didn't have to pay $670 for them back then but even if I did, I think I well and truly got my money's worth by now. I do agree that they could be priced much lower.

  6. Bro how many languages do you speak?

  7. Got mine second hand but in great shape for about 100$

  8. These shoes certainly don't signal Alpha.

  9. I’d rather get some air Jordan retro 1’s. Its probably more iconic and timeless.

  10. While I don’t mind spending more for quality products, a lot of this depends on where you live. With so many choices in footwear today, I would never spend that kind of money on “Loafers”.

  11. It appears to be split leather or bonded leather. Poor quality.

  12. Awesome video my friend!! Glad the negative comments are drowned out by the good ones! You're holding down a "style of being" that we desperately need!

  13. Pointless question. None of the gucci products worth the money.

  14. Blazing Saddles. Just sayin'.

  15. If they're your most comfortable shoes and you wear them a lot (and you look after them), the cost per wear becomes relatively low (I heard this on this very channel)

  16. When I worked at a high end fashion boutique in London, Gucci was always seen as gaudy and Prada et al was the preferred brand by the jet set.

  17. They might be a little over priced but who wouldn’t want them.

  18. AND IT HAD THE… HHHHHHHORSE BIT

  19. my dad must have about 20 pairs of these. not my style but might give them a try.

  20. Thank you for pronouncing Burberry properly.

  21. Well done. Thank you for the history lesson.

  22. I'd rather just get a nice pair of Allen Edmonds loafers for $300-$400

  23. "It's more about the crocodrldlrldlrll I think crocdrldlrlrlrl" LOL 9:40

  24. Nice video. However, concern the shoe not worth it to me, I'll pass.

  25. I have white ones I bought years ago when I had the money, I love them. Now someone in the comments please give me more of them.

  26. Only the americans would see this kind of stuff as classic and tradition. If we use this kind of standard then many things will go into the Moma.

  27. Is this loafer a good choice for indigo denim? If you wear a black polo with indigo jeans do you wear black or brown loafers?

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