LOAFERS Folks in Norway were hip to loafers way before Americans were. Various magazines covered the trend in the 1930s, and in 1936 a guy named G.H. Bass liked the idea so much he created his own version (pictured) called Weejuns, as in Nor-Weejuns. Today variations include the penny loafer, the tassel, and the kiltie (a.k.a. fringe or tongue). All have stronger soles than other styles of moccasins. Best worn with: slim washed blue jeans and a half-tucked polo shirt.