An anniversary collection for Gucci’s iconic loafer

The snaffle-bit loafer was worn by Hollywood greats such as Clark Gable and John Wayne

Guccio Gucci’s snaffle-bit loafer is perhaps the single most emblematic item within Italy’s style arsenal. Debuted in 1953, it swiftly became the glamorous footwear favoured by Hollywood luminaries such as Clark Gable and John Wayne. If you can’t find a “bit” of what you fancy in its new anniversary collection, which includes exotic and vintage-looking leathers (example in burnt orange pictured, £395), consider the excellent made‑to-order service for personalised colours, materials and detailing (from £1,130, in select stores only).

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