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The Bass Weejun Sportocasin

| 12 Jan ’11 | 4 Comments
The Bass Weejun Sportocasin

Along with the iconic Weejuns, the Bass Sportocasin was always a cult shoe. I remember seeing my first pair in John Simon store in around 1986, when Bass were reissuing a lot of their old designs. They were also a bit more expensive than the Weejun and back then I couldn’t quite stretch to a […]

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Norwegians: The Original Bass Weejuns Or Is it a Myth?

| 25 Mar ’09 | 7 Comments
Norwegians: The Original Bass Weejuns Or Is it a Myth?

Update: Thanks to Anon Trad and Nick in the Comment for pointing towards the answer! Sorry if you clicked on this post looking for a photo or something, but this morning I was reading the one millionth slightly different version of who / what / where loafers and weejuns were invented and I thought to […]

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What’s The Weejun Buying On Ebay? Dexter Penny Loafers!

| 18 Mar ’09 | 1 Comment
What’s The Weejun Buying On Ebay? Dexter Penny Loafers!

When it comes to penny loafers, as the name of this site suggests, I am mostly a Bass Weejun fan. With beefroll loafer there are more styles and many different makers who get their own look, but, to my mind at least, nobody ever gets that deep vamp look that Bass has, creating a highwalled […]

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Weejun Wearer of the Week – 1943 Bachelor-ettes

| 15 Mar ’09 | 3 Comments
Weejun Wearer of the Week – 1943 Bachelor-ettes

Weejun Wearer of the Week Well, no specific Weejun wearing in this week’s choice (maybe the girl’s foot down on the bottom right) but you can sense the presence, can’t you?

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The Devil Wears… Bass Weejuns?

| 12 Mar ’09 | 11 Comments
The Devil Wears… Bass Weejuns?

The ‘New’ Weejun Dover. Dump It Off the White Cliffs, I Say. This blog is supposed to be a positive celebration of Americana but this week there’s been a bit of a negative tone about where some of the classic US brands are today. It’s not really my place to have a dig at these […]

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Shoes I Have Loved: Vintage Bass Weejuns 2 Tie Moccasins

| 11 Mar ’09 | 12 Comments
Shoes I Have Loved: Vintage Bass Weejuns 2 Tie Moccasins

Back in 2000 I was sent on a mission to LA on behalf of well known TV company to talk to Warner Bros about why they didn’t really need to buy into Warner’s own version of the internet, called Entertaindom, instead of using the real internet for free. Strange but true. Anyway the point is […]

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Weejun Wearer of the Week – Teenager 1943

| 8 Mar ’09 | 1 Comment
Weejun Wearer of the Week – Teenager 1943

‘Teenager Dressing in Her Brother’s Pants’ – 1943 You couldn’t make up a caption like that…. I wonder what’s in the shoe organiser on the back of the door?

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Weejun Wearer of The Week – Unknown Model

| 4 Mar ’09 | 5 Comments
Weejun Wearer of The Week – Unknown Model

Found on Google images – unknown young lady modelling her weejuns… Well this post has caused some stir in Ivy Land, so here are some images from the anonymous weejun wearing woman. For those who are actually into this stuff for ‘personal’ reasons here’s the link to the whole 152 photos. LL Bean Camp Mocs […]

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Two Tone Weejuns Set For A Comeback. Queue Here…

| 4 Mar ’09 | 7 Comments
Two Tone Weejuns Set For A Comeback. Queue Here…

Found this interesting post on the blog www.hyrcollective.com about Bass teaming up with Opening Ceremony. Some of the Jo Boxer style saddle boots are a bit too frankenstein for my taste, but two tone weejuns… very nice, although for me brown and white/cream would be the one. Or Scotch grain, or calf with nubuck vamp. […]

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Decline and Fall (Stumble?) of an American Icon

| 3 Mar ’09 | 3 Comments
Decline and Fall (Stumble?) of an American Icon

Mr Decline & Fall over at the FNB Ivy Talk board has dug up this great piece from The Nation back in 1998. WILTON, Maine — For four decades, Laurence Wilbur epitomized the old-fashioned American craft work that goes into each pair of Bass Weejun shoes. With his Down East twang and long snowy beard, […]

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Weejun Wearer of the Week

| 26 Feb ’09 | 4 Comments
Weejun Wearer of the Week

Part One in an occasional, but hopefully weekly series where I post images of loafer lovers from the past. Whether they are Weejuns or not..

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The Weejun Takes Off!

| 26 Feb ’09 | 6 Comments
The Weejun Takes Off!

Just a quick early morning post to say thanks to everyone who has visited this new blog in the couple of days since launch. The traffic and response has been amazing and of course leads me to be even more enthusiastic to maintain it and keep sharing the knowledge, stories and questions built up over […]

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