Bass Weejuns Loafers
BASS WEEJUNS (WOMENS)
Womens Bass Weejuns Loafers, famous for thier Penny Loafers and Tassel Loafer Shoes, as well as a history of other shoes styles - boat shoes, moccasins and saddle shoes, which stretches back for over 75 years. Classic styles include the Layton - the fringe tassel loafter, the Larson - the classic Mod Penny Loafer and the Larkin - the clean cut Retro tassel loafter, available in classic colours; black, bordeaux and tan.
Bass Weejuns began life in Maine, USA, with George Henry Bass founding the company in 1876. In 1936 he decided to put a stylish twist on a Norwegian farm shoe style, designed for 'loafing in the field', and taking inspiration from this, dubbed it the 'Weejun'. This became the worlds first Penny Loafer.
Today Bass Weejuns shoes are still made in the same way as they were back then. Bench crafted and hand stitched, to create that essential, classic heritage loafer look. The Bass Weejuns loafer was the footwear of choice in the 1940s and 50s, when the Ivy League look came to the forefront, worn by many icons from John F Kennedy through to James Dean. In the Sixties when the Mod look came to the UK, Bass Weejuns loafers were picked up due to their Ivy League heritage, making them instantly an enduring Mod staple shoe. The clean cut, Americana look appealed to Mods and fashion fans alike.