Hi, it’s An, and I’m back with a long-awaited fashion blog post review. It’s been such a long time since my last review post, and knowing that review posts like this perform the best here on my blog, I should do more and I will.
In today’s post, I am going to review the Gucci Brixton Horsebit Convertible Loafer. It’s the purchase that needs to happen since I’ve had my eyes on them for years.
In case you’re new to my blog, I usually like to cover a little bit about the brand history in all of my reviews.
Gucci is a Italian luxury fashion house based in Florence, Italy. The brand was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence, Tuscany, in 1921. Gucci is part of the Kering Group that manages the development of a series of renowned houses in fashion, leather goods, jewelry, and watches.
Besides the well-known Italian craftsmanship and quality that stand the test of time, Gucci is innovative and progressive while keeping the “Gucci” image of being “eclectic, contemporary, and romantic” for many years. Gucci’s current and new creative director is Alessandro Michele.
about the Brixton
The ‘Brixton’ horse-bit loafers are an undisputed classic. They’re first launched in 1953, and the style is such a recognizable icon of luxury that in 1985 it was added to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection.
Leather upper and lining/synthetic sole
Burnished-gold horse-bit hardware
Come with dust bags
Made in Italy
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SIZING & FIT
According to Gucci and many retailers’ websites, the Brixton loafers run true to size, and I’ve got mine in my regular size 7.5US/37.5EU from Nordstrom. I have flat feet, and they fit pretty snug. If you have wide feet, I’d highly recommend sizing half size up. I have flat feet, and they fit well with or without socks for me. Highly recommend these no-show Ondo socks with loafers!
My favorite features of the loafers are definitely the slim fit and the ability to convert them into a mule. The leather is also super soft, so there’s no break-in required. Again, you’d probably need to take care of these babies if you want them to last. I feel that the soft leather is prone to scuffs and wrinkles,
So far I’ve only worn them for photoshoots and needed to walk a short distance in them.
Note that the main reason is that I live in Brooklyn, and commuting between each shoot location usually involves walking, biking, and taking the trains. It only makes sense to not risk my nicer shoes and pack them along instead. I will, however, wear them out for fancy events or special occasions when the time comes.
Lastly, it’s been such an effortless time styling these. My style is pretty minimal and tailored, and these loafers definitely stay on the safe and classy side. The goldtone hardware compliments so many outfit combinations because I usually just wear gold jewelry and bags with goldtone hardware.
ARE THESE WORTH $830?
I love them so much and do think they’re absolutely worth the money. If you want to save, definitely look into the second-hand market. I had been looking for months prior to this, but they were still expensive for the conditions and how worn the shoes were.
Some more reasons that encourage this brand new purchase are the overwhelmingly positive reviews and the fact that they still hold pretty good resell values over the years. In addition, I’ve got a good discount from a Nordstrom employee friend, and I picked the shoes up during my trip to Minnesota for a wedding. That is nice because I don’t have to pay sales tax!
shirt: TOTEME | shorts: UNIQLO U | loafer: GUCCI | bag: YSL
I hope this blog post is helpful. Leave me a question in the comment section below, and happy shopping.
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