The Gucci Horesebit Loafer has been a staple feature of every collection since it was first created over 60 years ago, with it having particular popularity on the late 70’s and 80’s. With the arrival of new Creative director Alessandro Michele to the brand in 2015, the loafer gained cult status again with celebrities and bloggers alike.
The loafer has been seen everywhere since, with all of the usual high street retailers producing their own versions. As a loafer lover I have always been drawn to the shoe, and have had a few pairs of loafers from the High Street. I was sceptical that the trend for loafers would continue as strongly as it has, and so refused to even spend a little more on a quality pair, however its a trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
Alongside the traditional Horsebit loafer, Michele has re-invented the loafer , with a variety of colours, embellishments and styles including the Princetown (slip-on), Brixton (collapsible heeled) and even shearling lined styles proving popular. While not personally a huge fan of the shearling style, they do look pretty cosy for the colder months!
The Gucci Loafer is firmly on my wishlist. A shoe that can survive the test of time 60 years later suggests its going to be around for many more years to come. Its also practical, you can wear it everyday whether to the office our out and about at weekends ensuring you’ll get lots of wear out of them, and they go with most things, take a look below for the latest styles (along with some highstreet alternatives!)