I have previously written a post on two of my Gucci Jordaan loafers (here), which I recommend you take a look at if you haven’t already, but I wanted to do an updated post since I’ve been wearing them a lot over the last six months. I’ve also extended my collection since then, with another pair of Jordaan’s and a pair of the Brixton style, so I can now go into more detail about the two styles and colours. I’m yet to try a pair of the Princetown style (I’m just not sure how much wear I’d get out of them), but if I ever do I will be sure to write a post on those too. I also have a tip that you might find useful if you want to look after your loafers but you struggle to get them on easily (I’m looking at you, Jordaan’s). I know I like to read reviews when I’m looking into making big purchases, so hopefully you find the information included in this post useful.
Both of my original pairs (Black leather and Red velvet) are wearing really well. I won’t go into too much detail as I have already written about them in my previous post. The velvet have not particularly creased or stretched, which I’m glad of because they are larger (my usual UK shoe size) than my leather pairs, which are all half a size smaller. The red pair would be too big if they were to stretch out. The black leather pair have definitely stretched out slightly and I think they will continue to, as they are still fairly new. They are fitted (more so when brand new), but very comfortable. I have absolutely no regrets with sizing or colours, I adore them both.
If you have ever wondered why all of my loafers are block colours (rather than different patterns, embroidered, mixed colours, etc) it’s purely down to my personal style and how I dress on a day to day basis. I’m not really into busy patterns (great on other people, I just don’t love them on myself) and I think it’s because I get bored easily. I see all of the shoes I buy as investment purchases that I fully intend to keep and wear for years, therefore I would rather stick to what I like and what will remain relatively classic.
Jordaan leather loafers in Brown
My newest pair of Jordaan’s! I’d had my eye on the brown version since buying my black and red pairs. I loved the classic look of the brown and thought they would look great with my Louis Vuttion bags. After wearing my other pairs since last year I decided to take the plunge and get them! I say this each time I put any pair on, but I think the brown might be one of my favourites. They are quite understated and don’t seem as popular online, which I quite like. They are such an investment piece, my only brown pair of shoes that I know I will reach for again and again, for years to come. They fit exactly the same as my Black Jordaan’s (so half a size smaller than my usual UK shoe size), so there isn’t much to say about the fit other than they are comfortable and narrow, which is what I prefer. If you have wide feet you might want to take your usual size, rather than half a size down.
Brixton loafers in Pink
My first pair of Gucci Brixton’s are in a lovely pale pink. They shout spring/summer to me and I am so excited to wear them more as the weather gets warmer. I wanted these before my black Jordaan’s, but I was ordering in the autumn so decided to leave purchasing these until spring. The leather is softer than the Jordaan pairs I own, but I’m not sure if this is just because of the colour or whether all of the Brixton’s are the same. I also have my eye on the White version and there’s a strong possibility I will get those too, but if I think I will wait until summer. They only make the pale Pink and White colours in the Brixton style, which was my reason for ordering these (equally, they only make the brown in the Jordaan style). I would have happily chose the Jordaan style instead (if they made them in Pink) as both are equally as lovely in appearance. It was more about the colour for me, rather than which style to choose.
Jordaan vs. Brixton
When I wrote my previous Gucci loafers post, I was asked how the Jordaan and Brixton styles compare. Unfortunately I couldn’t really give an answer because I’d never tried a pair of the Brixton’s on. All I had to go on was that the back folded down on the Brixton style, which I didn’t really like the idea of (as I knew I wouldn’t utilise that feature). I should say, I haven’t worn and don’t intend to wear the Brixton style with the back folded down (if you are unsure what I mean, the heel part collapses, so you can put your heel over it, like a slipper). Just personally for me, I’d rather wear them like a full shoe or perhaps consider the Princetown style (back out completely) if I wanted my heel to be showing. The Brixton are kind of a halfway between the Jordaan and Princetown. I have read some people find the Brixton’s to be more comfortable than the Jordaan’s and I can certainly see why because of the softer back. I don’t have a preference because none of mine cause discomfort or rub my heels. If you’d like to compare the back of both styles I have included a few images below. You can see how the Jordaan’s are more ‘finished’ and fitted at the back. The Brixton’s have no seams at the back, instead there is a stitching line either side where the back can be folded down. Because of this, it’s not quite as fitted/rounded at the back.
A tip to get them on easily
Lastly, I wanted to include a tip that is obvious in theory, but I wonder how many of you do this..? If your Gucci loafers are a little difficult to get on (putting on a pair of Jordaan’s could be likened to a work out), please BUY A SHOE HORN! After wrestling with my black Jordaan’s for a few months I’d creased some of the leather on the back part, from continuously struggling (and accidentally bending the back) to get them on. Nothing major at all, but I was a little disappointed all the same. I ordered a small (handbag friendly) black shoe horn on eBay for £1.49 (UK, linked here*) annnndd.. It. Works. A. Treat! I actually ordered two just in case one breaks or I lose it. My loafers now go on in seconds, easily and without creasing any of the leather. I have used it on every pair ever since and all my newer pairs are in perfect condition.
I have read that a few people online have been put off the Jordaan style because of the stiff back part, but please try them with a shoe horn before making your mind up. I know it means you have to use one every time to put them on, but I really don’t see it as an inconvenience. If you are paying for a pair of Gucci shoes you should at least try and look after them, at least that’s how I see it. If you don’t have this issue that’s great (as I take half a size down for my leather pairs, it might just be me), but I wanted to mention it in case it helps anyone else.
As the back part of the Brixton style folds down, creasing/bending the back of them isn’t really a problem. I personally still use the shoe horn as it makes them even easier to put on and I don’t tread the back down on mine anyway. Just to add, you may notice the Jordaan style soften and stretch slightly over time. I’ve had my black pair for 6 months and they are a lot easier to put on than my brown pair which I bought around a month ago. Eventually the Brown will become less stiff, it just takes a bit of time and some wearing in first. The red velvet pair of Jordaan’s (which are half a size larger than my others) are nowhere near as stiff as the leather versions, so that might be something to consider if you like the look of the velvet anyway. They really are like wearing a pair of slippers as they are unbelievably comfortable.
I think I have covered everything, but please take a look at my other Gucci Jordaan post (here) for more information, if you haven’t already. Also, be sure to check back again soon as I am currently finishing up a new post featuring my new Gucci Ace sneakers.
As always, everything mentioned in this post is my own opinion and personal experiences. I have tried to include as much information as I can, although not all of it may apply to you. If you would like to see how I style my Gucci loafers I’d love you to join me on my Instagram (here) where I post my latest outfits. I will be sure to write more posts if I make any new Gucci shoe purchases in the future. If you still have any questions feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you when I can.
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