G.H. Bass is a brand that has seen a limitless level of success in its long history. From film stars to sporting heroes, their shoes have adorned the feet of some of the most influential people in history. Dating back to 1876, the brand was first brought to life in Maine by George Henry Bass. Since then, they have soared to the peaks of popular culture, been the first boots to fly the Atlantic and have even been worn by John F. Kennedy. Here are some of the most notable wearers of G.H. Bass & Co shoes:
1928 – Admiral Richard E. Byrd wears Bass boots during three expeditions to Antarctica.
1929 – Bass moccasins become the shoe of choice for First Lady Lou Henry Hoover.
1955 – Grace Kelly is seen sporting a pair of G.H. Bass & Co in promotional images for the 1955 film To Catch a Thief.
1957 – John F. Kennedy wears G.H. Bass & Co Weejuns in Georgetown, USA.
1965 – Esquire style writer George Frazier dubs Miles Davis “The Warlord of the Weejuns”.