The Classic Gucci Horsebit Loafer – Python 2


The iconic Gucci 1953 loafer presented here in green.  The python skin in this finish is absolutely gorgeous!

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I wore them sockless with rolled up chinos.  Amazingly comfortable.  Available at Mr. Porter and Nordstrom and going fast!

The Classic Gucci Horsebit Loafer – Python 1


The classic Gucci horsebit loafer is now in it’s 60th year of production and is being celebrated with limited edition shoes that are worthy of any dandy collection.  Credit Aldo Gucci for the creation of the classic loafer that is equally at home as it is in the office.  In 1953, Aldo was responsible for overseeing the design of the classic slip on which included as a finishing touch, a beautiful two piece ring ring and bar mouthpiece for horses.  My Gucci collection includes several loafers but none as pretty as the 1953 python in blue that I recently added.

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These kicks are incredibly comfortable and impeccably finished.  Pair them with slim dark denim for a striking contrast!

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IMG_5422The Python loafers in Blue are currently available at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.

My First Pair of Corthay Shoes


Pierre Corthay is to shoes what Thomas Keller is to food – sheer genius.  In shoes like in cooking quality and ingredients matter.  Pierre Corthay began his training at Les Compagnons du Tour de France (a French organization of craftsmen and artisans dating from the Middle Ages but still active today.)   He also worked for John Lobb in Paris and then went on as atelier head at Berluti. In 1990, he began producing bespoke shoes, that take a few months to make. In 1992, the sultan of Brunei ordered 150 pairs in 1992 that I imagine must have taken a few years to make!  In 2001, Corthay began producing ready-made shoes.  I just acquired my first pair the Belphegor in Burgundy.  They have a great open lacing structure and a beautiful patina.

White Wingtips


The foundation for fashionable gentlemen is a diverse collection of shoes.  White wingtips for spring and summer get no better than this pair from Salvatore Ferragamo.

This wingtip shoe is semi-formal, with a rounder toe and nice details.  wingtips look great with a pair of slim-fit and tapered dark jeans or with colored khakis and chinos.

Double Strap Monk Loafer By Prada


Sweet looking monk loafer by Prada.  Would work well dressed up with a suit or clean dark denim.  I spotted this pair at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco.  Also available at NM’s sister store Bergdorf Goodman, New York.

Features:

  • Silver color hardware.
  • Square toe.
  • Double buckled strap across vamp.
  • Leather insole; leather sole.
  • Stacked heel.
  • Made in Italy.