Few collaborations seem more fitting than that between G.H. Bass x Fred Perry. The two brands, which both have deep rooted connections to British youth sub-cultures, have combined forces to create two takes on the former’s Weejuns loafers.
G.H. Bass’ Weejuns loafers are iconic shoes in their own right. The original penny loafers, which have been worn by the likes of John F. Kennedy and Paul Newman, were also adopted by the British mods of the ‘60s, who favoured them for their sleek silhouettes and Ivy League connotations.
Simultaneously, tennis champion Fred Perry’s clothing line came to fruition in the 1950s, with its polo shirts and sweatshirts too being adopted by mods, as well as skinheads and football casuals after them. For the collaboration between the two brands, the Weejuns have been given a makeover, and we can’t get enough.
Coming in both regular penny loafer and tassle loafer form, the G.H. Bass x Fred Perry loafers are made from oxblood, navy, black or oxblood leather, and feature distinctive chunky commando soles. Inside the shoes you’ll find Fred Perry’s signature tartan lining - usually found on the inside of its Harrington jackets, another mod staple. Whether you’re a mod or not though, these loafers are likely to be hot property, so if you want a pair don’t hang around.
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