Founded: 1876
Headquarters: NYC, NY (originally Wilton, Maine)

G.H.Bass is an iconic American footwear brand founded in 1876 by George Henry Bass in Wilton, Maine. Originally making plow shoes for farmers and moccasins for woodsmen, Bass is best known for creating the Weejuns penny loafer in 1936 – the world’s first penny loafer design.

The brand has outfitted everyone from golfer Bobby Jones to Admiral Richard E. Byrd’s Antarctic expeditions with its durable yet stylish footwear. G.H. Bass was acquired by G-III Apparel Group in 2013, who has repositioned it as a modern lifestyle brand while honoring its rich heritage and quality craftsmanship.

Did you know? 
In addition to its iconic Weejuns, G.H. Bass created the official Aviation Boot for the U.S. government in 1918, designed for extreme cold at high altitudes.

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