Hope For Weejuns

“I want a funky multicultural world with everyone in no socks and Weejuns grooving along to Jimmy McGriff. It’s a new hippydom based on proper shoulder line, half an inch of oxford cloth at the cuff and real selvedge 501s.” — Toffeeman

Image by Alex Grant.

11 Comments on "Hope For Weejuns"

  1. MeMyselfAndI | March 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm |

    I think there can only be hope if they stop outsourcing their manafacture to foreign climbs and start using some decent leather that doesn’t look like plastic.

  2. Anonymous | March 5, 2012 at 4:20 pm |

    They will revert back to made-in-usa originals using quality leather for a “premium” weejun that will then cost more.
    If they haven’t already.

  3. Bass is a brand ripe for creative takeover, complete with better quality, made in USA and if done right, command a higher price.

  4. Right now, the Weejun is the shoe most poorly produced by Bass. I bought a pair a year ago but never wear them because, as a previous commenter pointed out, they look like they were made from plastic.

  5. Ditto! Spray paint?!

  6. Anonymous | March 6, 2012 at 1:37 pm |

    I don’t know which group is being more misunderstood, but one cannot wear weejuns and be a hippy simultaneously.

  7. Hope for socialist-endorsed weejuns? I completely agree with the fact that one cannot wear weejuns and be a hippy simultaneously. Well said sir.

  8. Oh, I get it, “foreign climbs.” At first I thought Bass was manufacturing on Mont Blanc or someplace.

  9. “socialist-endorsed”? Don’t make me laugh (at you).

  10. “socialist”? You mean like Bush and Reagan?

  11. Joe Lowrey | March 8, 2012 at 8:56 pm |

    The shiny shellac-like finish on Weejuns of recent years can be removed with a deglazer fluid purchased from any reputable cobbler; alcohol will work, but will require more effort. Just treat a small spot inside the shoe to see what color will be left when the burgundy coating’s removed; the leather’s original color might vary from pair to pair. And there are at least three Weejuns currently available without the coating: the Linwood in Brown Sombra Seahorse, and Logan in tan, and the Gilman (which is lined) in Brown Smooth.

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