Opinion seemed to be fairly split when I first previewed L.L. Bean Signature's F/W2010 collection - you can hit the comments section to read all the various praises and criticisms if you'd like. I, personally, was extremely impressed with what Alex Carleton and co. whipped up, especially with the various "new" footwear up for grabs. A good chunk of F/W 2010 is on sale today, but I'd like to focus on my favorite piece. Much like the waxed canvas Bean boot from S/S 2010, F/W 2010 had a hands down front runner that happens to be of the footwear variety as well - The Work Boot. Actually, "Work Boot" is a pretty interesting description for a shoe that seems to draw inspiration from L.L. Bean's classic blucher moc more so than anything else (I'm sure there is a vintage model of The Work Boot no doubt, but it's more than likely that was based on a moc style shoe as well). Details, such as beefroll stitching, speed eyelets, added height (not sure if it is 8" or 10"), and rugged sole take the blucher moc and make it instantly F/W ready. The sole might even be the best addition. The rubber sole (with EVA foam cushioning) appears to be a combination of the typical blucher moc bottom and a traditional lug sole. This keeps the original low profile moc silhouette in place, while toughening it up for the elements. Overall, it's a handsome boot and L.L. Bean Signature's F/W 2010 biggest winner. You can snipe The Work Boot as of today, but I am pretty sure it doesn't ship out until late August/early September. Good things come to those who wait.