Gucci Loafers with the Gold Bit vs Silver Bit

Hey so I've been working for a while and I figured that the time to get some really nice loafers has arrived. I like the black Gucci horsebit loafers with the silver bit a ton - I see em everywhere and the people in my office recommend I get them. However, Gucci's website only lists the ones with the gold bit, and on the dept store websites (Saks, BG, etc) the silver bit ones are all sold out.

I feel like getting the gold would be a bad move. Should I wait to see if they re-release their classic silver bit sleds or maybe check other brands like AE or Ferragamo? Will they even sell the silver bit ones again/is it like a seasonal thing?

Thanks in advance. This may be a dumb question but bear with me here.


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Jul 3, 2018 - 10:46am

Good input. I was actually thinkin of gettin the ones with the fur coming out the back

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Oct 25, 2018 - 12:30am

Is it just me, or is this year's women's fashion trend of backless deal sleds off-putting?

Since when did offensively luxurious slippers become acceptable (nay, de rigueur) office attire?


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Jul 3, 2018 - 10:50am

I prefer the silver bit as all the metal on your body should match (in theory).

If you have a gold belt buckle, then the gold on the shoe is fine. I just find myself wearing silver/stainless much more often.

Jul 3, 2018 - 10:55am

I agree. I honestly like the silver a lot more and might just go to another brand rather than waiting for a hopeful re-release

Jul 3, 2018 - 11:10am

Gold tends to be on sale more. Probably because they are less popular.

I wish I could fit gucci. I have a ton of Ferragamo's because of their EE size.

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Nov 5, 2018 - 3:29am

I personally cannot stand the Ferragamo style bit. A touch too gaudy for me. I think you can't go wrong with a dark/chocolate brown Gucci loafer with a gold bit, supplemented by an Allen Edmonds black loafer with a silver bit.

Oct 26, 2018 - 4:24pm

What tf are you talking about lmao

Also no my money already went to shoes and Lloyd I will probably grab gamos once I have worked a little longer. Nobody will be fed with my $$$ but my feet/socks.

Oct 27, 2018 - 12:56pm

America's a big country - of course we have a fuck ton of poor and malnourished people. However, equating food insecurity with people who are actually starving to death is laughable. There's a huge difference between receiving inadequate nutrition (while having access to some of the most generous welfare programs in the world) or sometimes not having enough to eat and literally dying of starvation and malaria in a 3rd world hellhole. Not saying Africa is a bad place, just that there's more bad places concentrated in Africa.

It's your hard earned money, spend it on whatever the fuck you want!

Nov 10, 2018 - 12:34am

how are you supposed to match all the metal in your outfit, if your shoes don't even match themselves?

Oct 25, 2018 - 12:50pm

To update everyone, I copped the gucci ones with all the fur coming out the back and was instantly bumped to MD and closed more deals (both kinds) than I can count. The Vatican is considering making me a saint.

Jk, I actually ended up buying AE Verona II's. I know they're not on the same level as Gamo or Gucci, but I bought pairs in brown and black and now not only have access to sleds, but have diversified my sled portfolio. I'll probably buy a nicer marquee pair once I work a while longer. Feel like I shouldn't have spent so much on shoes and instead saved the money in case I need it, but tbh I deserve something nice.

EDIT: To you sledless motherfuckers who are giving me MS, fuck off cuckboys.

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Oct 28, 2018 - 11:11am
Nightman Cometh:

Sledless motherfuckers. Fuck off cuckboys.

wooow broski, you follow that finance meme instagram page run by a 12 year old too? rips juul


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Nov 8, 2018 - 5:03pm

They are std issue but they dont make em with the silver bit on normal models anymore

Nov 9, 2018 - 12:03pm

No mention of Hermes Sleds? Wtf is wrong with you guys.

thots & prayers

Nov 13, 2018 - 3:35pm

While Lobb shoes are gorgeous, I intended on buying bit loafers and they do not carry any models. When I buy a pair of penny's down the road, I will look no further than Lobb.

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