For Spring/Summer 15, American footwear and apparel brand G.H. Bass have just launched their newest incarnations of the classic Weejun moccasin shoe. In keeping with the overwhelmingly popular 70s trends that are big this season, the new range includes modern updates to the classic style as well as a brand new tan suede option.
The 70s, suede, utilitarian and earthy, natural colours are all big trends for this season and we’ve seen them everywhere from high-fashion designers like Gucci and Prada right the way down through high-end high street brands like AllSaints to stores like TOPMAN and River Island. These shoes are designed to be the perfect accompaniment to these nostalgic trends by referencing them in design details like the contrast stitching and earthy colour palette of tan and chocolate.
Founded in 1876, G.H. Bass has built their reputation on making quality footwear first and foremost, specialising in classic loafers and driving shoes. They design their shoes to be durable and comfortable in a range of different situations, right from fishing to farming and from casual daywear to formal evening wear.
There is a reason for these shoes being so popular for over 100 years, and that is the blend of style, comfort and functionality that the moccasin style offers. Equally suitable for casual outfits with jeans and polo shirts and for formal occasions when paired with suits or smart trousers.
To be a part of the 70s trend this season without going overboard with the flares, try the tan suede variation with slim light denim and a vintage-style printed shirt, or if you’re feeling a bit more fashion forward look for a good khaki safari-style shirt to pair them with.
Be careful with this trend though, you want to shoot for a sort of sophisticated adventure traveller look rather than a middle-aged dad revisiting his youth sort of vibe. It’s a tricky one but as long as you keep things classic and simple you can’t go too badly wrong.
The full range is available from www.ghbass.com.