Saturday, 5 December 2009
The Material Boy #350
Gucci Cruise 2010 Bamboo Horsebit Moccasins
Gucci's new cruise 2010 collection has been widely featured all over recent issues of Japanese men's magazines. I wonder why. But being one of the first few big luxury brand names to launch their cruise collection sure gets more attention:-)
Although I have blogged about the collection and have a lukewarm response, there are still some pieces which makes for a good investment pieces in any men's wardrobe. Classics are the best to stay relevant across all seasons:-P So this pair of Gucci Bamboo Horsebit Moccasins is just the shoe to fufill those (literally) shoes! Rather than tacky logos plastered all over, the shoe uses one of the house icons, the bamboo as a key design element. 2 metal horsebits secure the bamboo 'buckle' to the red and green web ribbon which reinforces the Gucci branding. I love the wooden bamboo element, it's unique and signature of Gucci without having to shout it. One of the versions of this shoe also spot a degrade effect on the brown leather, making it acquire a vintage finish and adding an air of sophistication. A gentlemen will definitely look expensive and suave in these!
Retail price: US $550. Where to buy: Gucci