Trav : As this dreadful NYC winter comes to a much anticipated end, I must highlight one of the pieces that stuck with me and kept my feet warm through this harsh season-the L.L. Bean boot. The good thing about this boot is that it is adaptable to virtually every season. It provides warmth in winter and it is a great spring essential that will surely come in handy for the usual spring showers.
The Bean boot, or “Maine Hunting Shoe”, was created by Leon Leonwood “L.L.” Bean in 1912. The boot was originally designed for hunters and fishermen and has since remained a staple for the L.L. Bean brand. It’s sort of ironic to see this piece that was created for the great outdoors becoming a standard for many city dwellers. I just love bean boots; the comfort, durability and quality of work put into each boot makes the price point unquestionably justifiable in every aspect. These boots are one of those items that different people with different styles can all appreciate. L.L. Bean has a lifetime guarantee, so if at anytime your not happy with your purchase, you have the option of returning it. You can also ship your beans in to be touched up and refurbished for a reasonable fee.
*Side note: I’m actually looking forward to wearing my mocs this spring as well.
Fit details: Coat- thrifted, shirt and scarf- B.R., belt- Tanner Goods, jeans- A.P.C, and of course Bean boots on the feet. Nothing really interesting to talk about except that the coat was an insanely cheap find that I had to get tailored, which then made it a not-so-cheap find. However, I love the way the coat is designed. It has a nice thick collar that stays up when lifted, it fits over the body great and the side pockets are just absolutely genius.
L.L. Bean Signature: Recently L.L. Bean unveiled their new project, L.L. Bean Signature, an extension of their existing brand. This line features items of modern fit and updated style inspired by their archives. I’m really excited to see where this is going. It’s a very smart idea that gives L.L Bean some versatility. I would love to see them really dig into the archives for some of their sweet gems and modernize them. They actually did a waxed canvas Bean boot for this line that came out really nice. The full line releases on March 15th, so get your cards ready.
Photo showing Leon Leonwood Bean & Friends in their Maine Hunting Boots looking quite dapper.
Source: Taylor Stitch