Wednesday, 18 June 2008
My Shopping Conquest #10
Gucci G Horse Head Buckle Belt
I told you so...I said I was in a paradox of fashion styles at this point in time. I am a fan of 'maximalist', flashy looks while also developing a liking for understated styles as well. I still like Gucci despite liking Martin Margiela and Helmut Lang.:-P
So last weekend while doing my rounds in Orchard Road, I spotted this lovely Gucci G Horse Head Buckle Belt in the Paragon store. I was skeptical at first if I wanted a 'brand initials' alphabet belt, as I do not like to be a walking advertisement for any brands sometimes. After making a search thru the Gucci website, I found pics of the belt on some of the new fall winter looks. Surprisingly, the belt was not used in the men's looks. It was used in the women's styles. I wonder why. The belt is pretty thick in width, not feminine in design(no frills just simple polished leather with the brass buckle) and most importantly, the belt loops in from left to right which is the correct men's way of wearing belts (women's loop from right to left). It leaves me puzzled. Even the Paragon store here in Singapore displayed this belt in the men's section.
Then it dawned on me after going thru the website, the Gucci menswears fall winter 2008/2009 looks has quite a bit of a cross-styling going on. The male models are mostly using the women's range of belts and accessories. Perhaps Frida Giannini's way of doing a gender bender thing? :-P Anyways, I decided I like the belt considering the 'G' buckle is not just a plain alphabet, but adorn with a nice sculpted horse head, which is luxe and unique. Somehow I get the sense of noble gentlemen riding their horses in the country side on weekend trips. Me and my imagination again.:-P
In the end, temptation wins over reason, I succumb to my desire and bought the belt. I chose the black version instead of dark brown.
Retail price: SGD $410. Where to buy: Gucci Boutique At Paragon