Originally released in the 1970s, this suede and leather belt has an oversize Horsebit buckle in gold-toned metal. "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 196 | 22 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.
Elements from the world of horses and horseback riding have always been woven into Gucci's heritage, often so subtle as to not be immediately noticed. The Horsebit is one of the most iconic elements among the symbols that Gucci borrowed from the equestrian world. Here, an oversize version is presented as a belt and speaks to the era in which it was created.
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 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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Brown suede and leather
Gold-toned metal Horsebit buckle
Originally Released: 1970s