The Gucci Horsebit
Of all the Gucci branded hardware, the horsebit gets my vote – especially since I am from an equestrian family. I removed the GGs on my Marmont pumps and the Double G buckle belt is long gone. Unlike the Double G logo, the horsebit can be mixed with Chanel’s CC, the Hermes H, Dior’s CD, and Saint Laurent’s classic YSL, the best logo in the history of logos. I don’t care if the bit is small or large, it just works for me. These new-season loafers are on my maybe list.
The reason the horsebit is so elegant and lasting is because it is an old, old object and not a name.
My only name-related logo item is a narrow (1”?) black calf CD belt. I love it’s understatement.
These loafers should be on your “definite” list! I love the larger horse bit.
Yay! The bit goes back to my 1960s school days (As do some of my Gucci loafers that I continue to have refurbished.) Love it for what it symbolizes and the lack of it being an “$ spent in your face” logo.
Love these! I am all about a logo-less design, and Gucci does it right. The oversized horsebit reminds me of the Bottega Veneta Madame pumps that I lusted after for quite some time (but never pulled the trigger on). Marcheline Isabelle
From a house that has so many things I find distasteful the horsebit is an enduring favourite. The heel on these is perfect and now is on my list as well.
would be interested to know how you removed the GG logo from your marmont pumps.
The GGs were not glued on, thank goodness, so my cobbler was able to get them off fairly easily. There are 2 tiny holes per shoe, but you only see them if you know they are there. I’d stopped wearing them ages ago, feels like I have a new pair of shoes.
I’m definitely not a logo person. In fact, I find the idea of being covered in various logos abhorrent. I’m about beautiful and functional design, luxurious fabrics and leather, well crafted jewelry with exquisite gems, and perfect fit.
I love the loafers.
Oh, I agree with you Rebecca about logos, just asking where are those luxurious fabrics when even houses like Hermes are more and more cutting edge. A Horsebit, just like a horseshoe, is a beautiful, old object indeed, fascinating not only people who are into equestrian. Had a Hermes belt many years ago and gave it away when it became so popular. My favourite belt is a solid silver horse head buckle made by an artist, one more equestrian motif. NO LOGOS for me.
I love the horsebit hardware, have been wearing their classic loafer since I was a teenager in the 90s and still have a couple of pairs going strong from that time ( back when shoes were made to last). What I find sad is that Gucci changed the toe shape of the design from the classic rounded style to the Jordaan almond toe. They should have kept the classic round toe loafer as a forever item.
I love the loaders, understated and classic…
I wanted a good leather forever black crossbody bag. After searching for a logo and hardware free version..
I ended up with a Bottega. It’s now slouchy and aging as good leather should. The added bonus is the ultra soft leather lining. Couldn’t be happier.
Susan, I am so curious to know which Bottega you chose. It sounds perfect. Congratulations on your new addition! Marcheline Isabelle