Established in 1876 by George Henry Bass of Wilton, Maine, G.H. Bass & Co. began with a man on a simple mission to make the best possible shoe for the purpose in which it will be used. A hard-won reputation for quality, comfort and durability is exactly what has kept Bass in business for almost a century and a half. Personifying the American spirit, Bass dress shoes for men and women have been worn for generations, shaping them into an iconic symbol of discovery, perseverance and self-expression. Our customers are born from the backbone of American history. They represented our nation, explored territories unknown, defined pop culture and saw the world from a new perspective. And Bass was with them every step of the way, making it the choice for adventurers and American heroes.