When it comes to shoes made in America, G.H. Bass & Co. is one of the few companies that can claim its over 125-years-old.
Created by George Henry Bass in 1876, the company was known for creation plow shoes for farmers and created moccasins, but best known for creating the Penny Loafer.
The company was purchased in 2013 by G-III (the company which owns Andrew Marc, Wilsons Leather retail outlet chain, works with major sports leagues and also with many fashion companies) and continues to be a popular brand thanks to its Weejuns Penny Loafer.
A shoe that I am reviewing is the G.H. Bass & Co. Brockton Suede Oxford. Which in actuality is a blucher (a.k.a. derby) because the eyelet is stitched on top of the vamp and is not closed lacing.
Made in China, the Brockton features a leather suede upper with a rounded toe and utilizes synthetic leather lining.
The shoe features a cushioned footbed with heel pad and has a non-marking rubber outsole with a durable grip.
My first impression of the shoe was how sleek it looked. I liked how the shoe had stitching on the sole and also underneath the outersole. The shoe was very comfortable thanks to the padding on the footbed and wearing this shoe several times, especially at work, I had no problem with footpain.
I liked how the outersole featured a red/purple color distinguishing it from my other suede shoes that I own and it really works well with a variety of different colored pants that I have worn with it.
You can find the Brockton’s in two-tone or in a variety of colors which include charcoal, grey, navy, rust, dark brown, taupe suede (which I am reviewing).
Quality of the shoes are still very good after wearing them for a long duration. The shoes show no signs of wear or stitching problems.
So far, I am really enjoying these suede bluchers. They are durable, stylish and are recommended!