What are Bit Loafers ?

Bruno Magli Bit Loafers

Bit loafers are standard slip on loafers that feature a metal ornament on the vamp. The ornament resembles a horse bit, hence the name. The bit loafer was made famous by Gucci in the 1950’s, and now is extremely common style among most major luxury brands. The bit on bit loafers is not always metal, sometimes bamboo, wood, or other materials are used in created this ornamental detail.


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(sources: oldleathershoe.com)