When it comes to loafers, GH Bass’s Weejuns at Gun Hill Clothing Company are the best loafer by far. Comfortable, stylish and iconic, the original penny loafer is still the best. Derived from a Norwegian farm shoe (hence the unusual name) George Henry Bass made a shoe for, ‘loafing in the field’ and they’ve been found on famous feet ever since 1936.
Updated over the decades, Weejuns are a firm favourite at Gun Hill, they are still produced the same way, sewn by hand, crafted by artisans and finished with natural oils. Worn by JFK, Michael Jackson and Miles Davis, they are a design classic. Oh, and want to know why it’s called the penny loafer? Well, in the 1930s, Ivy League students would cross the campus to use the payphone and they tucked one-cent coins in the loafers’ iconic front slot to feed into the telephone and the name stuck. Try a pair and be part of history. Buy Weejuns online at Gun Hill.