After being introduced to Bass during my internship at GQ Magazine, it has quickly become one of favorite brands. Founded in 1876 by George Henry Bass, an early shoemaker. The brand prides itself on the notion of making “the best possible shoe for the purpose it is intended.” Although Bass is well-known for its high quality shoes and thorough workmanship, Bass is also noted as the pioneer of the penny loafer, after introducing its Weejuns line to the world in 1936.
What I love the most about the brand is that even after 136 years of making amazing shoes, it still manages to maintain the vision of George Henry Bass, while incorporating modern looks in their line. Not to mention, their shoes are made with great detail and can add sophistication to any outfit. While Bass prides itself on using only the best quality for their shoes, it is affordable on almost any budget. As I always say, “looking good should not cost an arm and a leg,” and Bass understands that.