The loafer: to sock or not to sock?

When it comes to footwear, there can be some pretty strict rules in fashion. Can you wear brown leather to a formal event? Should you match your belt leather to your shoes? Are white socks with loafers or slip-ons a complete no-no?

At G.H. Bass & Co., we’re firm believers in tearing up the rulebook when it comes to style and celebrating all things individual, which is why we simply love seeing all the ways you style your loafers. When it comes to the great socks and loafer debate, we think there’s always more than meets the eye, so we’re taking a closer look at some of our favourite examples.

White socks and Weejuns

The Work Duds boys have a penchant for contemporary working men’s style and here they are showing us that the white sock look isn’t simply reserved for the likes of MJ.


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No socks (but also sometimes socks)

Here’s Siobhan Corbin, from our Weejuns 90 campaign, tackling the sock debate in her own words: “Isn’t it funny how when you’re a teenager, you essentially mock what those older than you wear? Yet, here I am wearing loafers with no socks (sometimes loafers with white socks).”  




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Add a pop of colour

Have some fun with your Weejuns. The versatility of our classic Bass Weejuns and soft, supple leather makes pairing with colour a dream. Don’t believe us? Have a look at some of these simple colour bursts below.




 Go sheer

Plain or patterned mesh socks are a playful way of creating a statement with your outfit. Whether you’re opting for grungey, sporty or ultra-feminine, sheer socks and loafers will give your look an enviable edge.


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With this edit, we think the it’s pretty clear: the rules are there are no rules.

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