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5 Nice Things On Sale at LL Bean

November 14, 2019

5 Nice Things On Sale At LL Bean

With more than ten years behind us on the prep and Americana trend, I’ve been surprised by how often I…

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Good Memorial Day Sales Abound

May 23, 2019

Good Memorial Day Sales Abound

Memorial Day is this coming Monday, and it’s the unofficial start of summer. Leading up to the long weekend, stores…

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It's On Sale: LL Bean Duck Boots

November 8, 2018

It’s On Sale: LL Bean Duck Boots

Of all the things that came with the prep revival during the noughties, LL Bean’s duck boots may be the…

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Ugly Shoes That are Actually Kind of Great

March 12, 2018

Ugly Shoes That Are Actually Kind Of Great

If you haven’t heard, ugliness is back in fashion. The sort of ill-fitting, cheaply made clothes that inspires your dad…

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L.L. Bean Area Man Dissatisfied

February 14, 2018

L.L. Bean Area Man Dissatisfied

If you thought people returning yard sale finds to L.L. Bean were bad, some are taking the Freeport company to…

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LL Bean Scraps Legendary Lifetime Guarantee

February 9, 2018

LL Bean Scraps Legendary Lifetime Guarantee

LL Bean has a legendary guarantee. It’s not a 30-day guarantee or even a guarantee against defects. It’s a lifetime satisfaction…

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Guide to Buying a Good Aran Sweater

January 8, 2018

Guide To Buying A Good Aran Sweater

In his book, The Aran Islands, John Millington Synge wrote about the set of three islands located off the west of…

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Ten Things I’m Excited to Wear this Winter

January 4, 2018

Ten Things I’m Excited To Wear This Winter

The weather here in California hasn’t been as harsh as it is on the East Coast, but it’s been cold…

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Ivy Style Guys are Bummed About Diversity

November 8, 2017

Ivy Style Guys Are Bummed About Diversity

Christian at Ivy Style reports this week that LL Bean is trying to reach out to a more diverse demographic….

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Rain Jackets, Reviewed (Part Two)

April 19, 2017

Rain Jackets, Reviewed (Part Two)

Spring isn’t known for its outerwear, but it’s useful to have a rain coat or jacket this time of year….

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LL Bean May Drop Satisfaction Guarantee

February 11, 2017

LL Bean May Drop Satisfaction Guarantee

It’s always a few ding dongs that ruin it for everyone. Since their founding, LL Bean has had a 100%…

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L.L. Bean Gets Caught in Trump Controversy

January 12, 2017

L.L. Bean Gets Caught In Trump Controversy

There’s been a lot of talk recently about boycotting L.L. Bean after Linda Bean – granddaughter of L.L. Bean founder Leon…

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A Guide to Fall/ Winter Shirts

December 8, 2016

A Guide To Fall/ Winter Shirts

More often than not, if I’m wearing a dress shirt, it’s an oxford cloth button down. Plain whites and light…

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It’s On Sale: LL Bean Boots

October 6, 2016

It’s On Sale: LL Bean Boots

LL Bean occasionally holds sales, but they rarely include their duck boots. The shoes are just too popular. For the…

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Style Inspiration without Clothes

September 19, 2016

Style Inspiration Without Clothes

Most menswear editorials revolve around photos of well-dressed men, but some of my favorite sources for style inspiration have nothing…

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