December 2nd, 2018
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Tomboy Chic: The Penny Loafer

A longtime Belgian Shoe fanatic, my beloved black calf pair finally bit the dust. At the same time, I tired of my well-worn horsebit loafer slides that were all the rage a few years ago. While I was pulling product for a recent sale post, I spied these loafers from a collaboration between RE/DONE + Weejuns and immediately clicked “buy”. My friend collects vintage Bass Weejuns and now I know why — they epitomize classic, understated style with a tomboy vibe — I’m obsessed.

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ALAÏA

Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress

SAINT LAURENT

Cropped leather jacket

SOPHIE BUHAI

Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings

NILI LOTAN

Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket

SAINT LAURENT

Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Belted wool blazer

SAINT LAURENT

Blade velvet slingback pumps

THE ROW

Silvia silk-twill scarf

SAINT LAURENT

Logo-embellished leather loafers

VALENTINO

Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt

LOEWE

Braided leather bangle

JOSEPH

Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress

LOEWE

Gate knotted leather slippers

ZIMMERMANN

Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat

CARTIER EYEWEAR

Santos de Cartier metal shield sunglasses

  • Love the Weejuns. They go with everything. I think of them as the more tailored/boyfriend style ballerina.

    AmyDecember 2nd, 2018  10:59 AM

     
  • I can’t believe you’ve never worn Bass, Preston! What were you wearing in your teens? They were a bit of a thing in my school (Americana was huge in the uk) but I’ve never got on board with the modern version. I buy desdstock as the instep seems slightly deeper. Would be interested to know what your friend thinks.

    DisneyrollergirlDecember 3rd, 2018  9:17 AM

     
  • Navaz, I know that you collect them, you are my “friend” 😉 I lived in LL Bean camp moccasins and Tretorns as a teen.

    PrestonDecember 3rd, 2018  9:18 AM

     
  • Truly timeless. How is the break in period?

    karen harrowDecember 3rd, 2018  5:08 PM

     
  • I remember my first pair…navy scotchgrain. My mother wouldn’t buy me Weegens until my feet “stopped” growing. They were size 6 1/2. More than 50 years later, I’m a 7 1/2! Loved my Weegens!

    bisbeeDecember 4th, 2018  8:43 AM

     
  • How do the Redone version compare to the regular Bass ones. The redone are sold out in my size. 🙁

    YasminDecember 4th, 2018  11:26 AM

     
  • Someone stole my first pair of Weejuns (yes really). Maybe it’s finally time to replace them…

    That's Not My AgeDecember 6th, 2018  7:33 AM

     
  • The Re/Done site no longer had my size, so I went to the Weejuns site and oh my – they have expanded their styles since I last had them in high school. I’m kind of partial to the ones with the bow – the Lillan and the Esther. Thanks for putting this on my radar, love a beautiful crafted classic shoe.

    GraceDecember 10th, 2018  2:19 AM

     

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