Blog

Weejuns Then & Now - Guest Written by Samuel Trotman

Sam Trotman or Samutaro as he is known to his thousands of followers, is an Instagram archivists as well as a well known writer and cultural scholar who has contributed to magazines such as Vogue, Hypebeast, Grailed, Highsnobiety, PAQ and Complex. In celebration of the 85th Anniversary of our Iconic Weejuns Penny Loafer, We  invited Sam to taker a deep dive into the origins of the shoe worn by subcultures the world over.

1 month ago

Celebrating 85 Years of the Original Penny Loafer

We're celebrating 85 years of an icon of style. In 1936 Bass became aware of European interest in or at Norwegian slipper type moccasin and developed a similar product for the American market. Christened Weejuns it was an instant success that has stood the test of time.

2 months ago

G.H.Bass & Co For Maharishi

Maharishi’s ethos of creating environmentally-conscious and long-lasting utilitarian clothing is coupled with G.H. Bass & Co.’s passion for crafting honest and hardwearing footwear for a subtle camouflage rendition of the iconic Weejuns Penny Loafer.

Handcrafted in a premium natural leather, the classic silhouette features an allover embossed pattern using Maharishi house camouflage DPM: Bonsai Forest.

 
4 months ago

Fred Perry x G.H. Bass & Co. Loafers Return

When you bring together two icons of the fashion world, the result tends to be something truly special. Introducing G. H. Bass & Co.’s second collaboration with Fred Perry.

A triple Wimbledon champion, Fred Perry launched his fashion brand in the 1950s and the signature laurel wreath has been associated with style and quality ever since.

 

 
8 months ago

Mule or Penny? Choosing the perfect loafer for the Summer

When it comes to buying footwear for the summer season, the possibilities are vast. If you want something stylish and sophisticated yet comfortable and simple, G. H. Bass & Co. has a few options in mind.

We love what loafers bring in the summer months. We find they meld beautifully with summer attire for both men and women. They provide that perfect combination of smooth style and ample versatility.

 

 
8 months ago

Women’s loafers for the Summer Sun

Summer is coming, and finding that perfect shoe for the season is becoming a priority for many of us.

You want a shoe that aligns with your overall summer aesthetic. But it needs to offer the levels of comfort and grace suitable for summer wear.

 
8 months ago

The History of the Mule Loafer and why they’re back on trend

Some shoes acquire cult status because of who wears them. Shoes can quickly become synonymous with cult icons, rounding off an eye-catching outfit and completing a look of some standing.

Other shoes acquire such a legacy due to their design. It is their very essence and make up that helps them to stand out from the crowd and become immediately identifiable.

 

 
9 months ago

Which penny loafer is right for you?

We often get questions about our penny loafer shoes. People invariably want to know the differences between our various models and buy something that really suits their needs.

G.H. Bass & Co. is fully committed to providing quality designer shoes. Here, we guide you through how to find the perfect penny loafer from our footwear selection.

 
10 months ago

The All Weather Edit

What defines style? It’s a question with multiple possible answers. Style is often based on specific tastes and preferences, but it’s something that we know we are in the presence of when we encounter it.

We would argue that style is about purveying a continuous high-quality aesthetic. Or, to put things a little bit more simply, looking good in all circumstances.

 
1 year ago

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.

 
1 year ago