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Why Suede Loafers are a natural fit this autumn

As the weather cools, you might be thinking about a new footwear choice for the autumn season. While the softness and comfort of all the shoes we make and sell at G.H. Bass & Co make them an ideal choice year-round, there is a particular fabric which really shines in the Autumn season.

 
21 day ago

Last days of Summer

To say the summer has been a strange one would be the ultimate understatement, however for the optimistic among us, summer has remained salvageable.

Much like our friends the photographer Luc Coiffat and the stylist Mathilde Ahlstrom who spent the summer in Stockholm exploring the open fields, coniferous forests, calming waters and moss covered rocky terrains of Fjärdlångs Nature Reserve
 
2 months ago

Boat Shoes - A History

G.H. Bass & Co. have been pioneers in a host of footwear styles since George Henry Bass set up the brand in 1876, with one defining goal : ‘To make the best possible shoe for the purpose for which it was intended.’
 
Behind this was the need to design shoes with a sense of utility and purpose. It is what defined the development of our first pioneering style: The Camp Moccasin.
5 months ago

Introducing Fred Perry x G.H. Bass & Co.

Here at G.H. Bass & Co., we love to celebrate the heritage and craftsmanship of fellow long-standing brands in fashion and footwear, which is why we’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with the iconic fashion brand Fred Perry.

The collaboration was a natural meeting of minds, and an opportunity to explore our shared history in fashion and subcultures.

6 months ago

Style tribes: 1960s revival

The sixties are often credited as an important era for fashion, music and political movements, as the decade saw an evolution of youth culture and the emergence of influential subcultures.

As a generation of young adults came of age at time so far ruled by conservatism, materialism and social norms, groups began to break away in the late 1950s and early 1960s to challenge class systems, mainstream political views and gender roles. A wider sense of freedom and international influences meant that jazz clubs, dance clubs and coffee shops became the new normal social hangouts.

7 months ago

Burning questions around the penny loafer

If you’re familiar with our history, you’ll know that our heritage is integral to us at G.H. Bass & Co. and continues to drive our design and innovation vision. From the very earliest days in 1876 to today, we have been producing quality, hard-service footwear that stands the test of time.

We’ve answered some of the burning questions around the Penny Loafer to provide you with a one stop shop of our history.

 

 

7 months ago

Meet the new season collection

With spring just around the corner, we're saying hello to the new season with our new collection of statement Weejuns, transitional styles and casual staples.

8 months ago

Crafting the original Penny Loafer

Here at G.H. Bass & Co., we love to celebrate the heritage and craftsmanship of fellow long-standing brands in fashion and footwear, which is why we’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with the iconic fashion brand Fred Perry.

The collaboration was a natural meeting of minds, and an opportunity to explore our shared history in fashion and subcultures.

9 months ago

Style tribes: Northern Soul

The Northern Soul movement emerged in the late sixties and early seventies as a subculture of Mod culture. Young people in the north of England and other parts of the South, which was by now fuelled by psychedelia and disco, were keen to rediscover places they could dance to black soul and Motown music, and so flocked to clubs in Manchester, Wigan, Blackpool and Stoke-on-Trent.

 

 

9 months ago

Christmas season footwear edit

Tis the season to give, to receive and otherwise treat yourself in the spirit of glad tidings and festivity!

So, whether you’re compiling your own Christmas wishlist, looking to find the perfect gift or add a statement to your Christmas party or New Year’s Eve outfit,

Here’s our definitive 2019 holiday season footwear edit.

 

 

 

11 months ago