Hailing from Vancouver Ryan understands how to dress for inclement weather. His Bean boots are a "fall essential" and are featured in Inventory's first issue. Ryan sent over an edit from one of the issue's photo shoots and a great picture of his own boots.
[Excerpt from Inventory Updates 10/31/09]
"No surprises here, I’ll probably mention these boots come each rainy season. The Bean boots have a rich and interesting history I’m not going to get into today. Besides the fact they just plain look great, they are probably one of the best all around shoes you could have on hand. They’re affordable, you don’t worry about them getting wet, they keep you warm and they look just as good on you as your dad, grandpa or son. My 8″ Bean boots have made their fall debut this week and have been immediately put into heavy use as the drop in temperature and rainfall was an unfortunate turn. The high boot is great for the depths of winter with a GoreTex lining, but I’ve been interested in picking up a pair of the low cut mocs to match. They are slightly more ideal for spring, but when the rain is light and the mercury rises a little, they are a great weekend option for cruising the town or a vineyard."
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