Tuesday, July 13, 2010

First Look: L.L. Bean Signature F/W 2010 Bean Boots

One of the best things about L.L. Bean Signature, at least for me, are the various reimaginings and archive reissues Alex Carleton pulls off with L.L. Bean's most iconic item - The Bean boot.  If you've followed this blog for a while you already know how I feel about this particular item.  While it's tough to pin down just one all time favorite piece, if you held a gun to my head I'd probably go with the footwear that graces this blog's very logo.  The waxed canvas joints from L.L. Bean Signature S/S 2010 was an insta-cop (aka a "must have" for those not up on how all the cool kids talk these days) for myself and these new blacked out Bean Boots will most likely fall into the same category.  The usual ruggedness of the Bean Boot is nicely substituted for a more refined military-esque vibe and these look to be an instant hit with anyone drudging through downtown when the weather takes a turn for the nasty.  Black and brown isn't a combination I usually think works all that well together, but I'm buying it here.  You can grab your own made in Maine pair for $149 in August.  The only Bean boots Jay-z probably co-signs...


-L.A.S

12 comments:

  1. I don't usually like black and brown, but you're right, it works quite well here. The color combo gives them a minimalist modern touch.

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  2. Wow, just a awesome as the canvas ones.

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  3. Yeah these are kind of awkward, but I will hold final judgement until I see them in person.

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  4. would have been a lot cooler if they had been ALL black.

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  5. glorified Crocs

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  6. Murdered out bean boots would've gone great with my murdered out dually*. Damn, maybe next year we'll see them in all black.

    *I do not actually own this dually.

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  7. the black and browns look pretty chill.

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  8. I love Bean Boots. I have boots and mocs and I am wearing the mocs today. I don not like those Bean Boots. Just because Carleton can doesn't mean he should.

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  9. One knock on these boots that I've heard (from an LL Bean salesman the last time I was there, in fact) is that the rubber material on the outsole and the chain tread pattern is actually pretty slippery on ice and packed snow. That kept me from buying them, truth be told, in spite of how fantastic they otherwise manage to be. Anyone got any personal experience with this? I'd be buying them for Minnesota, so they'd have to do damn well in order to be worth it.

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  10. I wear my Bean boots in the Wisconsin winter, and I love them. However, yes they can be slippery on ice sometimes, but I would rather wear them than other shoes because of all the wet snow and salt that goes on the road.

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