Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Attn: L.L. Bean 1912 Selvedge Denim

The good folks over at L.L. Bean continue to give the style cats what they want.  First it was their L.L. Bean Signature line with Alex Carleton and now they're hitting us with limited edition selvedge denim.  Working with Cone Denim's White Oak Plant of Greensboro, North Carolina the shrink to fit jeans are limited to 1,912 pairs (I wonder how they came up with that arbitrary number...I mean L.L. Bean was founded in 1912, but that can't be it) and come in a five pocket button fly straight leg fit.  The denim will be available in store only, but at $79 it's something even us non denim geeks can get excited about.  A resounding "well done" is surely due for my friends in Freeport.  Alright, who's gonna proxy ya boy a pair?


-L.A.S

17 comments:

  1. this is a wear and tear contest on mynudies.com just waiting to happen.

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  2. Like the idea, but what about the fit. Will be the LL Bean core fit/cut or the new Signature fit/cut.

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  3. says "standard fit" which doesn't sound too skinny.

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  4. living in portland maine, i might have to bop up to LL bean to try these on. never worn a pair of selvedge jeans before

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  5. Nudies.

    Skinny.

    Selvedge virgin.

    All on one page.

    Thanks god I due in The George in an hour.

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  6. The word Selvedge gets thrown around like it actually makes any difference to a casual denim wearer...

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  7. bottom left hand picture is Tellason denim pics that we took about a year ago. Not LL Bean denim.... (they are however made of Cone Mills White Oak denim)

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  8. Why is this something to get excited about? How many pairs of 5-pocket straight fit selvage jeans does the market need? Are these even raw?

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  9. I checked these out at my local L.L. this afternoon. They had about two dozen in stock there. They were not very trim at all, but I'm curious if and how much they would shrink. TBH, I walked away mildly unimpressed. I'm not sure if they're much better than the similarly priced offerings from Gap, Urban, Levi's or Uniqlo.

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  10. i checked these out too. they look realllly baggy. I wouldnt be too worried about finding a pair. I didnt try one on because i didnt want to track down a dressing room but the 32s (which is my size) are alot looser than 514s,

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  11. Note to all the hipsters complaining about theses jeans not being "skinny": not everyone wears girl's jeans, so STFU you insufferable douchebags.

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  12. Nice to see LL Bean is paying attention.

    Regarding the fit, couldn't you just size down?

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  13. There is a big difference between "slim" and "skinny". No one is saying skin tight hipster jeans are the right look, but neither are baggy old dude jeans.

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  14. I wouldn't call these baggy old dude jeans, but no, they aren't raw.

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  15. I copped these. wanted to love em. quality was there. not raw, but i could live with that. top block felt pretty right. after the knee needed about 1.5 inches less.

    Back pockets I just couldn't reconcile with. They screamed "hey, i'm trying to look hip with those lines sewn across the back pockets of my dungarees". I'd give 'em a 6/10. Sadly, I sent 'em back.

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