Whether they conjure up childhood memories of school or you just like to add a little straight-laced class to your wardrobe, few shoes are as simple, elegant, and utilitarian as the penny loafer. Also known as the Weejuns shoe, G.H. Bass & Co has been hand-sewing these moccasins for 75 years and is releasing some special, limited-edition styles in honor of their big birthday. Available in some spectacular colors, including a terra-cotta red and a glitzy gold we can't wait to sink our feet into, the loafers come with either tassels or the classic penny-slit. You can snatch up these kicks in stores and online in August and September at $109 for women and $199 for men, which is totally do-able for a classic pair of shoes that'll treat your feet well for years to come.
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