G H Bass is one of those American brands that rings a bell, but you’re not exactly sure why.

Let us fill in the blanks: this shoemaker is one of the oldest in the States, with a rich history dating back to 1876. Its footwear has been worn by everyone from the US Army and the American Winter Olympic team to none other than Michael Jackson in the music video for ‘Thriller’.

Its omnipresence in fashion, however, can largely be credited to a shoe it first created in 1936. A twist on a Norwegian farm shoe designed for “loafing in the field”, the Bass Weejuns are in fact the first documented penny loafer.

Fast forward some 170 years and we’re still wearing them to work on casual Fridays and weekend strolls in the countryside – win this competition and you can bag a few pairs of the originals all for yourself.

It’s high time you put your best foot forward.

For more info, see ghbass-eu.com

The question is: When was G H Bass established?

Competition closes: 11th March 2019