See the making-of bespoke Gucci shoes at The Shoe Artisan Corner

See the making-of bespoke Gucci shoes at The Shoe Artisan Corner

First made in 1953, Gucci horsebit loafers are still as covetable as ever thanks to their comfortable and classic style.

To up the luxurious feel of its iconic moccasin shoes, Gucci will now offer a made-to-order service for its androgynous horsebit loafers, available exclusively at the Gucci Paragon boutique.

As an introduction to this exclusive new service, the Italian luxury brand has set up a mini exhibition, The Shoe Artisan Corner at the Paragon boutique this weekend.

Held at Gucci Paragon from now to October 13, this showcase also marks the Gucci moccasins 60th anniversary. Shoppers can watch Gucci artisans as they sew, hammer shape, polish and dye each Gucci horsebit loafer into a shoe that only fits that beautifully "worn", textured finish.

While these custom-made moccasins can cost an average of 30 per cent more than the store-stocked shoes (depending on your choice of material), you'll get to witness why these bespoke Gucci shoes are worth the splurge at The Shoe Artisan Corner.

As an added incentive, any pair of Gucci store-stocked loafers bought at Gucci Paragon between October 11 to 13 will carry an exclusive "Artisan Corner Singapore 2013" plaque to mark the occasion. Shoppers will also receive a complimentary shoe horn with their initials, together with Gucci loafer purchases for this weekend.

The new made-to-order shoe service will feature Gucci's selection of leathers, fabrics and up to 21 colours of dyed precious leathers for these personalised loafers. The custom-made loafers will then be delivered to the customer three to four months after the order.

You can put your name on it too: these customised shoes will bear the initials of its wearer, stamped onto the underside of the tongue.

So get fitted for made-to-order Gucci shoes at the Gucci Paragon boutique and find out more about all the work that goes into the making of the Gucci moccasins at The Shoe Artisan Corner, whilst it's still here.

Gucci The Shoe Artisan Corner will be held from now to October 13, 2013, in store at Gucci Paragon, #01-38/39, 290 Orchard Rd, opening hours: 10am to 9pm daily, Tel: 6734 2528. Follow Gucci on Facebook and Twitter for more updates from the luxury fashion house.

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