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    Quality of G.H. Bass & Co shoes

    Does anyone have any experience with G.H. Bass & Co. as far as quality (relative to the low pricing). I happen to click on a G.H. Bass & Co advertisement on Dappered.com and stumbled upon some sale items (with lots of different sizes available). I have never worn Weejuns or boat shoes before but I am considering buying a pair for casual spring/summer wear. The website description doesn't list much, only 'hand sewn on the last construction'...not sure what marketing term hand sewn denotes (cemented/bonded or possibly blake stitched?).... I know for the pricing that I should not to expect the same quality such as Ranquort, Quodday, AE, etc.

    I have my eyes on one of these

    Bradford Weejuns On sale for $89.00 + 30% off + 15% promo code WINTERBONUS = $49.00

    Turner Weejuns $118.00 + 30% off + 15% promo code WINTERBONUS = $64.90

    Kennebec Weejuns (olive color) $128.00 + 30% off = $89.00

    Wesley Weejuns (has a strap'ish look to it) $128.00 - 30% off + 15% promo code WINTERBONUS = $70.40

    Rangeley Weejuns - maybe

    Thoughts? Thanks

    #2
    Originally posted by kmarizo View Post
    Does anyone have any experience with G.H. Bass & Co. as far as quality (relative to the low pricing). I happen to click on a G.H. Bass & Co advertisement on Dappered.com and stumbled upon some sale items (with lots of different sizes available). I have never worn Weejuns or boat shoes before but I am considering buying a pair for casual spring/summer wear. The website description doesn't list much, only 'hand sewn on the last construction'...not sure what marketing term hand sewn denotes (cemented/bonded or possibly blake stitched?).... I know for the pricing that I should not to expect the same quality such as Ranquort, Quodday, AE, etc.

    I have my eyes on one of these

    Bradford Weejuns On sale for $89.00 + 30% off + 15% promo code WINTERBONUS = $49.00

    Turner Weejuns $118.00 + 30% off + 15% promo code WINTERBONUS = $64.90

    Kennebec Weejuns (olive color) $128.00 + 30% off = $89.00

    Wesley Weejuns (has a strap'ish look to it) $128.00 - 30% off + 15% promo code WINTERBONUS = $70.40

    Rangeley Weejuns - maybe

    Thoughts? Thanks
    No experience with their Weejuns, but I do own their suede bucks (cost ~$50). 2 years and still going strong - strongly considering a second pair if I can find them again for fifty or less. I'd strongly consider the $50 pair of Weejuns if I were you, as you'll probably get value there. I've heard too many mixed reviews on poor quality in their newer Weejuns compared to previous models to back spending more on a pair. For instance, if spending $90 on Bass, why not snag a pair of AE seconds for $110 or whatever some of the closeout loafers go for?

    In short, go for it if you like one of the $50 or $60 pairs. Stay clear and spend the extra $20-30 if you want a better guarantee of quality.

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      #3
      I bought a pair of Penny Loafers (Weejuns -not sure which model) from DSW on sale about a year ago. They need to be replaced. I'm not going to buy Weejuns again.

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        #4
        I've had a couple of pairs of Bass shoes from the outlet--I'm not sure if they're a lower quality outlet brand, or leftovers from the main line stuff.

        One pair was a set of casual lace-ups. The other are my massive snow boots (Sorrel knockoffs). Neither was a super high-end product, but they proved to be durable and comfortable. I feel like I did well for what I paid.

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          #5
          Originally posted by facelessghost View Post
          I've had a couple of pairs of Bass shoes from the outlet--I'm not sure if they're a lower quality outlet brand, or leftovers from the main line stuff.
          I've always wondered this. I've never seen a Bass store that wasn't in an outlet center.

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            #6
            I bought a pair of bucks. The first time I wore them I noticed a lot of rubbing against the outside of my left ankle. It became more and more painful and by the time I had a chance to take them off, my ankle was pretty torn up. I was wondering why it was only on the left foot, so I looked at them closely and noticed that the height of the left shoe around the ankle rose a full centimeter higher than the right shoe. It was just enough to cut into the bottom of that ankle bone that sticks out.

            So, there's definitely a chance you could get a crap pair. Make sure there's a good return policy.

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              #7
              Originally posted by kmarizo View Post
              Does anyone have any experience with G.H. Bass & Co. as far as quality (relative to the low pricing). I happen to click on a G.H. Bass & Co advertisement on Dappered.com and stumbled upon some sale items (with lots of different sizes available). I have never worn Weejuns or boat shoes before but I am considering buying a pair for casual spring/summer wear. The website description doesn't list much, only 'hand sewn on the last construction'...not sure what marketing term hand sewn denotes (cemented/bonded or possibly blake stitched?).... I know for the pricing that I should not to expect the same quality such as Ranquort, Quodday, AE, etc.

              I have my eyes on one of these

              Bradford Weejuns On sale for $89.00 + 30% off + 15% promo code WINTERBONUS = $49.00

              Turner Weejuns $118.00 + 30% off + 15% promo code WINTERBONUS = $64.90

              Kennebec Weejuns (olive color) $128.00 + 30% off = $89.00

              Wesley Weejuns (has a strap'ish look to it) $128.00 - 30% off + 15% promo code WINTERBONUS = $70.40

              Rangeley Weejuns - maybe

              Thoughts? Thanks
              I have 2 Weejuns penny loafers I will not buy them again. They are my prefer summer dress shoes and they look all beat up after one summer season

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                #8
                I have a pair of Logan weejuns from Bass and I love them. Good color and took very little breaking in

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                  #9
                  While I've no experience with their weejuns I've had a pair of suede saddle shoes for about four years and a pair of black wingtip boots for about three years and both are comfortable and still going strong, but I'm pretty diligent in caring for my shoes and both if these see limited rotation. I'm not dissapointed in the slightest but I think they're quality varies pretty wildly as others I know haven't been so lucky.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by bartleby patrick View Post
                    While I've no experience with their weejuns I've had a pair of suede saddle shoes for about four years and a pair of black wingtip boots for about three years and both are comfortable and still going strong, but I'm pretty diligent in caring for my shoes and both if these see limited rotation. I'm not dissapointed in the slightest but I think they're quality varies pretty wildly as others I know haven't been so lucky.
                    I think it's a different ballgame with the bucks vs. the Weejuns. I've had similar experiences with the bucks and have only heard negative things about the Weejuns (excluding vintage pairs).

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                      #11
                      Right shoe is taller than the left

                      Originally posted by justin t View Post
                      I bought a pair of bucks. The first time I wore them I noticed a lot of rubbing against the outside of my left ankle. It became more and more painful and by the time I had a chance to take them off, my ankle was pretty torn up. I was wondering why it was only on the left foot, so I looked at them closely and noticed that the height of the left shoe around the ankle rose a full centimeter higher than the right shoe. It was just enough to cut into the bottom of that ankle bone that sticks out.

                      So, there's definitely a chance you could get a crap pair. Make sure there's a good return policy.
                      I bought 3 pairs of shoes at the outlet 4 hours away from home and realized that all three were defective. The right side of each pair were taller by a 4 millimeters where it hits the Achilles. I was wondering why the back of my right foot was so jacked after wearing these. I thought there was something wrong with my foot until I checked each pair. Such a waste of money.

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                        #12
                        bass is a shell of their former wonderful selves,

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                          #13
                          I have two pairs of saddle shoes that I bought at an outlet. The shoes have been great and only now 2 yrs later - am I going to retire them. Keep in mind I wasn't wearing these shoes on a daily basis.


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                            #14
                            I think hand sewn on last refers to the upper, but I don't know much about shoe construction. I also have a hard time imagining some machine was not involved.

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                              #15
                              I have one pair of Bass saddle shoes. They are about 3 years old and have held up pretty well. So the construction seems to be reasonably good. The materials though could be better. The leather quality isn't great. When I replace this pair I'll just save some extra money and buy AE or similar.

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