Last week Bass unveiled some new models of Maine-made Weejuns. Priced at $295, they are made from Horween leather and come both with and without beefroll.
I’d attended a Bass spring preview back in October, but I don’t recall these shoes being ready then. But here’s what else caught my eye, which should be coming out about now.
There were some saddle-shoe-styled bucks:
This handsome boat shoe:
And this one for the kiddies, which is a kind of cross between a penny loafer and a Vans slip-on:
There are a few pieces of memorabilia in the New York showroom, including this montage of ads:
This old sign:
And this plaque, made to commemorate the factory workers who fought in World War II:
Finally there was this poster of Charles Lindbergh, who apparently wore Bass boots for his hop across the Atlantic.
Even in our small genre you learn something new every day — or notice that the last two letters in Lindbergh’s last name are “GH.” — CC