HANDMADE IN JAPAN
Graham Marsh's A to Z of the Ivy Look Blog
"Over the years I have lost track of the number of Bass Weejun loafers that I’ve owned.Whether they were plain vamp, tassle or beef-roll all enveloped my feet - usually without socks, with a comfortable feeling that all was right with the world. The original loafer was introduced to America in 1936 by bootmaker George Bass, who had made boots for Admiral Byrd’s Antarctic expedition and flying boots that Charles Lindburgh wore on his solo transatlantic flight. Bass, no novice when it can to footwear, adapted his new shoe from a traditional Norwegian fisherman and farmer’s slipper, calling it the Weejun in acknowledgement of it’s Norse origins...."
Where it all began
Maker's Shirt Kamakura, since 1993
"Our strength is in our sincerity, and we are dedicated to making quality shirts. Craftsmanship in Japan means taking the utmost care even in the smallest details, making many of our craftsmen skillful with their hands. We are confident in what we produce, even in such specialized manufacturing.”