January 10th, 2022
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The Horsebit

I have a soft spot for the Gucci horsebit, always have. In the late ’90s/early ’00s, the low-heeled horsebit pump was my signature shoe. When I posted on the new iteration last March, a friend emailed that she’d tracked down every color and attested to the shoe’s comfort. The hybrid T-bar horsebit loafers are an interesting twist, and I’m sure they are uber comfortable, as well.

Horsebit T-bar loafer white, black, Baby hosrebit pump salmon pink, black, white.

  • Preston, I agree with you. My feet have been happily ensconced in the loafers since the 1960s (showing my age here) and continue to refurbish some of my older pairs.

    Lynn HamiltonJanuary 10th, 2022  9:35 AM

  • Love these new versions and agree, the loafers ( Jordan and Brixton) are perfect for every day.

    Thinking about the definition of the word ‘nude’ as the color looks different depending upon the woman ( or man) wearing it. Does Gucci call this pinkish color “nude” still? Looks more like a pinkish beige,- perhaps they meant neutral?

    SeverineJanuary 10th, 2022  10:15 AM

  • I called it nude because it does veer pink, especially here.

    PrestonJanuary 10th, 2022  11:03 AM

  • Oh, I do like the T-bar on the loafer — new and clever.

    LynnJanuary 10th, 2022  11:04 AM

  • I love when something new already looks classic!

    karenJanuary 10th, 2022  12:15 PM

  • Hi, Preston! Picking up on what Severine said about nude – I am guessing what she means is that to refer to that shoe color as nude would mean that we define nude with a white woman standard. That color wouldn’t be nude for Michelle Obama or Lupita Nyong’o, for example. I notice Gucci refers to it as salmon pink.

    (I recently learned that Crayola used to have a light peach/pink shade that they referred to as “flesh.” Now they have 40 different “flesh tones.”)

    I’d love to know why Gucci doesn’t make their Princetown or Jordaan loafers in a camel/caramel color. I’ve been looking for a camel loafer for a long time and can’t find a good one other than the Chloe Lauren which is more of a ballet flat.

    stJanuary 11th, 2022  12:03 AM

  • I love the horsebit T-bar! So fun

    AprilJanuary 11th, 2022  3:45 PM


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