Some believe that the Boat Shoe is an acquired taste, at Dapper Chapper however, we believe that its simply a must have addition to the wardrobe and one of the key crossover styles that has an ageless appeal.
Over the years we have seen many adaptations of the boat shoe, from alternative colour-ways through to presentation across varying fabrics including Suede and Nubuck leather.
G.H Bass has perfected the off-duty look, specialising in a solid presentation of boat shoes that vary from simple, slim summer deck shoe, through to a more city-inspired thicker wedged sole, which closes the gap on seasonal wearability.
And the perception that the boat shoe needs to be worn with shorts and ONLY on holiday is, for us, a myth. In fact, our favourite look is to perhaps wear your boater with a wide legged pant and even socks if you feel you can pull the look?
G.H Bass covers all bases effectively. The Jetty II is presented across both leather and side options and also with a Kiltie Tassel for additional style impetus. The summer-heavy blues, navy, white and red accompanied by the darker shades of block navy, brown and black.
In addition the US brand delivers the Sportocassin boat shoe in both chocolate and navy, carrying its signature wedge sole which makes the shoe perhaps more dynamic. All boat shoes are hand-stitched and unlined with lace-up design showcasing the exquisite craftsmanship and relaxed styling so synonymous with the brand. Prices range from £100-£60.
Please visit www.ghbass.com