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.



Denim – Paige (last years)

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  1. Andraa
    April 14, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    Thanks for the review!! Iโ€™m contemplating buying a pair so this was super helpful. And thanks for the shoe horn tip! Donโ€™t own one and wouldnโ€™t have thought of it. Do you wear socks with your loafers? And how do you care for the shoes? (Do you treat them before hand, do you clean them regularly, etc)

    • Emily
      April 17, 2018 / 2:21 pm

      Thank you for your comment, so glad you have found it useful! I’ve found the shoe horn so handy. I don’t wear socks with mine and didn’t treat them before hand (never got round to it). I haven’t needed to clean them yet either, but when I do I will most likely use a soft, damp cloth ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Chez
    April 23, 2018 / 9:59 pm

    Thank you so much for writing such a detailed post. Can I ask, with your pink loafers did you size down, or take your true to size. I sized down when I bought the Gucci sneakers, however on net a porter itโ€™s states to take your true size (the pink ones). Xx

    • Emily
      April 24, 2018 / 2:04 pm

      Hi! Glad you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes of course, I took half a size down (than my usual UK shoe size). All of mine are the same size (half a size down) except for the red velvet pair, which are my usual UK shoe size. Hope that helps! x

  3. Sharon
    April 28, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    Thank you for such an in depth review & update after 6 months! Iโ€™ve heard some people say the leather sole makes them slippery in wet weather condition and was wondering if youโ€™ve found that to be the case? I think people online were recommending getting them re-soled immediately to make them less slippery and increase their longevity?


    • Emily
      April 29, 2018 / 12:03 am

      Hi! Thank you so much for your comment, glad you have found this post useful! I haven’t re-soled any of mine as of yet, but will in future if/when I feel they need it. They are smooth on the bottom when brand new but after the first wear outside they become ‘scuffed’ from the floor, making them less slippery. I haven’t really noticed mine to be slippery though, but I don’t wear them in wet weather. That’s my experience, so far anyway! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. May 13, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    Hi, im just about to order the loafers in red but im so confused about whether to go for jordaan or brixton what would you recommend? Ps i have small narrow

    • Emily
      May 13, 2018 / 7:08 pm

      Hi! Both the Jordaan and Brixton styles are equally as lovely. I have three pairs of Jordaan’s and one pair of Brixton’s, so I do wear the Jordaan’s more as I have the most colours in those, but they are both just as wearable and look very similar on. The Jordaan’s are a little bit more structured, whereas the Brixton are slightly softer. I have narrow feet and they both suit me perfectly. Good luck with your purchase! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Clara
    June 22, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    Hi, thanks for the informative post! I also have narrow heels and even though I tried sizing down in the Jordaan, the heel was quite loose. Do you find that the Brixtons fit more snugly at the heel or are they pretty much the same? Would love a pair of either style but struggling with the fit.

    • Emily
      July 7, 2018 / 10:16 pm

      Hi! You are so welcome, I’m glad you found it useful. Mine aren’t particularly loose on my heel so I’m not sure, I’d say the Jordaan’s are more fitted at the back, the Brixton style are softer, so I’d say slightly less so!

  6. Sunny
    August 16, 2018 / 3:02 am

    Thank you for your post! I am considering buying a pair. How do you think either will hold up being worn multiple times a week for more than a year? I want to wear these for work/office life; however, they just don’t seem very durable.

    • Emily
      August 18, 2018 / 3:00 pm

      You are so welcome! The leather is soft but fairly durable, especially in darker colours such as black. I get a lot of wear out of mine, especially my black Jordaan’s and red velvet Jordaan’s and they still look great. The soles might need some attention in future if you will be walking outside a lot, but I as don’t wear mine for work I can’t really advise more than that. Hope that is of some help. Thank you for your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Regina Sherman
    August 23, 2018 / 6:43 am

    Great reviews. Thx

    • Emily
      September 7, 2018 / 8:46 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment – Glad you like them!:)

  8. Claudia
    September 30, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    Hi! Just came across this post now that Iโ€™m considering buying the pink Brixtons. I have a pair of the Jordaans but not in brown or black, but in one of the jacquard multi-coloured styles. They are size 38 (my true and usual 8 us) and fit just perfect, but I am in doubt as of whether I take de Brixtons in 38 or to size down to a 37.5, I live abroad and where I live there is no Gucci store ๐Ÿ™

    Sizing down when in rare ocassions I am a 37.5 gives me the chills on such expensive shoes….I have princetons mules and are 37,5, they are on the edge of being a bit short and only in the GG Marmonts am I a 37.5.

    Help! What do you think? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Emily
      October 1, 2018 / 11:20 pm

      Hi! Thank you for your comment! I’m not sure as I can only refer to what I did with mine (as written in this post). If you are unsure of sizing down perhaps go for your usual size of 38. There doesn’t seem to be a huge difference between half sizes, but if your Jordaan’s feel like a perfect fit maybe consider that size again. If I am in doubt I usually order two sizes online and return the size that isn’t suitable. Hope that helps ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Debbie Dailey
    October 18, 2018 / 4:26 am

    Hi Emily,
    I want to ask about how much the black leather Jordannโ€™s stretched out. I just tried on my first pair in a 7.5 & 8. I wear either size depending on shoe brand. I donโ€™t have narrow feet more of a medium. My concern is I struggled to get the 7.5 on even with the shoe horn. The length was good but pretty tight across the top which is why it was so hard to get on. The size 8 was easier to get on with the shoe horn but I had about an inch of room in the front of the shoe. My big toe hit right before the stitching on the top of the shoe. I am afraid with the 8 and the extra room that if they stretch too much they may be too big eventually. I would probably wear them quite a bit. I would appreciate any guidance you can give me.

    • Emily
      October 18, 2018 / 10:57 am

      Hi! The leather Jordaan’s do stretch out after a few wears. Mine are a lot easier to put on now that when I first purchased them, I do still use a shoe horn to limit creasing/bending the back. Mine are half a size smaller than my usual UK shoe size and for my narrow feet they are the perfect fit! I do not have extra room at the toe like you have mentioned with the size 8 – that does seem to be a lot of extra room, but it depends whether you can comfortably wear the 7.5 once they are on. Trying them on when your feet are warm from wearing other shoes/walking (such as when trying them on in store) makes them harder to get on in my experience! I’d recommend trying a pair of the velvet Jordaan’s if you are struggling with the leather version, or maybe the Brixton style? The collapsable back might make it easier for you to get them on/off. Thank you for your comment, hope I could help! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Jane
    November 16, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    Hi@! Loving these shoes!! They definitely seem like the style where you would go with the sock less look. Are they breathable enough to do this or do they ever give you smelly feet? Would you r commend a no-show sock?

    • Emily
      November 18, 2018 / 11:42 pm

      Hi! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t wear socks with mine and I’ve never had that problem!

  11. Sonia
    December 1, 2018 / 6:45 pm

    Lovely review . Want to buy but jus worried as have read in reviews dat d soles wear out fast . So should we get rubber heel and toe fixed on new loafers to prolong their life

    • Emily
      December 20, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      Hi! Thank you! That’s up to you, personally I haven’t. If I feel like I need to in future I may look into it ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Caroline
    December 25, 2018 / 10:52 pm

    Hi! Thanks for the review! ๐Ÿ˜Š I was thinking about buying the black embroidered jordaan loafers, but I am woried about them being durable, especially it being so expensive. Does your black pair show any signs of creasing already? Like in the front? Thanks!!

    • Emily
      February 7, 2019 / 12:34 pm

      Hi! Only what you can see from photos, they still all look pretty new – I do try and take care of them. Leather will crease over time, but I don’t mind that ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your comment!

  13. Mon
    May 21, 2019 / 9:57 pm

    Thanks for such an in-depth review. So helpful and answered all my questions and concerns. Bought a navy leather and Gucci logo velvet black, now contemplating the brown to match with my LV bags. Which Jordaan is your most worn?

    • Emily
      June 19, 2019 / 7:30 pm

      Thank you for your comment! Glad you have found it useful. I love them all! My black Jordaan’s have been worn the most but I try not to favour one pair ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. SK
    June 24, 2019 / 6:33 pm

    Regarding sizing, I just spent a hour an a Gucci store trying on sizes. According to the staff, Gucci uses half sizes to indicate width. For example a 35.5 is a 35 wide, with the length being the same as a 35.

    For me, I usually wear a 36 in other brands, but was highly recommended to wear the 34.5 Brixton, which fit well. I was told that it would stretch out slightly over time. Iโ€™ve already walked a few miles in them and love the fit and comfort. Hope this helps!

    • Emily
      October 20, 2019 / 1:36 pm

      Thank you for your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Taylor
    August 20, 2019 / 9:19 pm

    FYI – not sure if this is true for every Gucci store but I just bought the Jordaanโ€™s in Chicago and they included a Gucci shoe horn in my shoe box. I was pleasantly surprised by that!

    • Emily
      October 20, 2019 / 1:07 pm

      Oh, lucky you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t found that myself (but always order online). Thank you for your comment!

  16. Sam
    September 2, 2019 / 11:49 pm

    This is the best review on these loafers! Iโ€™m thinking of getting the black velvet, but wanted to know your thoughts on wearing velvet in English weather. Do you think Iโ€™d still get enough wear out of them?

    • Emily
      October 20, 2019 / 1:06 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment! I wear my red velvet pair quite a lot, especially in autumn! I take advantage of predicted dry days so I don’t get them wet in the rain. In fairness, I don’t tend to get my leather pairs wet either if I can help it. I’ll wear boots or something instead in bad weather. I hope that helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

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