Sizing of loafers: Gucci & Allen Edmonds?

Hello, I currently own a pair of Allen Edmonds Verona II loafers and was able to try them on in a store before purchasing so their size 11 fits me perfectly. I am looking at purchasing a pair of Gucci 1953 horsebit loafers online, and due to logistics, I can not try these on in-person. I see mixed opinions online of Gucci's sizing but I know that these two are both popular models here so I was wondering if someone could help clear up the sizing issue. If I am an 11D in Allen Edmonds Verona II, what size would I be in the 1953 bits?


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Nov 28, 2018


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Nov 29, 2018

This link should help a bit. Seems like Gucci loafers trend towards being a half to full size smaller, but that it can vary quite a bit from style to style. I'd recommend ensuring that whichever seller you're buying from has a return policy so that you can order another if the first try doesn't fit or order a couple different sizes to find the best fit and return the others.

Nov 29, 2018

I own both. Verona is 10D (US sizing) and Gucci is 9D (Gucci sizing). 9D was pretty snug initially, but they have broken in very well and are comfortable. I generally just wear them with no show socks so I don't really need the extra room for a thicker cotton or wool sock, if that is the case for you, i'd go .5 size up.

Nov 29, 2018

size down in gucci

Nov 30, 2018

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