Vintage Web belt with Horsebit, 1960s

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Vintage Web belt with Horsebit, 1960s

The model of this belt first appears in the artisans' notebook, dated 1959-1963 with code 783. This belt is crafted in green and red Web fabric with a gold-toned metal Horsebit on the front attached with brown leather. The back buckle is in a gold-toned Horseshoe shape and 'Made in Italy by Gucci' is embossed in gold on the interior. This belt was selected by the Creative Director and Vault archivists for its particularity, character and exceptional vintage condition, and it was reconditioned to the highest standard by in-house artisans. It has been given the number 31 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.

The Story

The emblematic green and red Web wraps around the waist and comes to a close with the centered Horsebit framed by brown leather. Part of Gucci’s genetic code, the double ring and bar design has been established as one of the most distinctive elements among the House symbols borrowed from the equestrian world. The Web stripe signifies an unspoken code that is recognizable at first glance. The stripe extends through decades, connecting each wearer not only to the origin of the House, but to each owner of the belt, who was also undeniably drawn to the regimental stripes of green and red.

This belt was first shown in the 1969 catalog and then reinterpreted for the Prefall 2020 collection by Alessandro Michele.

As soon as you hold a piece of the Vault, you begin to write a new chapter of its story—instituting a relationship, rather than an ownership, that will forever connect one owner to the next. As the years accumulate, every mark or crease is collected onto the surface, continuously altering the item’s appearance and making it completely unique. Imperfections should be expected and treasured as the journey continues for this piece.

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Product Details

Product code: 679937 H17CV 8432

Green and red Web fabric with brown leather
Length: 93cm
Length: 36.6"
Original Code: 783
Originally Released: early 1960s
This is a pre-owned product that was specifically selected for Vault.