Bean's 1927 Cruiser Boot, one of the original variations of the Maine Hunting Shoe. We've given it a premium upgrade in rich, rugged bison leather that came from a tannery in Maine. Each pair is expertly crafted in Brunswick, Maine. With light or midweight socks: Whole sizes, order one size down.
Half sizes, order 1½ size down. Example: 10 or 10½, order a size 9. With heavyweight socks: Whole sizes, order your normal size.
Half sizes, order one size down. Example: 10 or 10½, order a size 10.
We created this limited-edition collection with American menswear designer Todd Snyder. Bean collector and fan, chose some of the most iconic pieces from the L. Bean archives, then reinvented them with a modern sensibility, premium materials and a tailored fit.
Video: One Minute on L. Waterproof distressed bison leather upper has a supple, pliable feel. Iconic rubber chain-tread bottom from the original 1912 Bean Boot. Upper molds to the shape of your foot and ankle for a custom fit.Bean x Todd Snyder collaboration logo. Bean x Todd Snyder label with zig-zag stitching. Bean and Todd Snyders Collaboration, The Coziest of 2020. It's the first time in the iconic Maine brand's history that they've worked with an outside designer. The locals probably wont like hearing this, but Todd Snyder thinks everybody should start going to Maine. I only started going up to Maine during this collab, and now I really feel like Ive been missing out. Snyders treks from New York City to the northeasternmost state in the country started when he agreed to work on a collaboration with Maines most famous company, L. Bean, something that had not been done before in the history of a company founded by Leon Leonwood Bean before the First World War.
Yet in this age, just about everyone is looking to do a collab, no matter their provenance. The older brand gets in front of a new audience and injects a much-needed dose of relevancy; the other, usually younger company wins authenticity points by working with a name your grandparents might be familiar with. As we approach the dark and cold fall and winter months, it also might be the most necessary collection of the year at least as necessary as clothes can be. During New York Fashion Week, the collaboration made news when Snyders eponymous brand walked the American icon down a runway for the first time.
While Beans duck boots have become a staple among fashion-minded citydwellers just as theyve been a necessity for hunters and fishermen since Bean received a patent for them in 1921, the company has been guarded for the most part. There have been a few attempts to reach a different audience, most notably. With the Japanese brand Beams. As well as the Signature collection it launched in 2012 that was beloved among style bloggers.
But for the most part, L. Bean has stayed the course. For Owen Kelly, Vice President of Product Creation at L. I was very hyper aware of the great work that hed done taking care of other classic icons, American brands like Timex or Red Wing, and the great work hed done at J.Crew and beyond, Kelly says. He says Snyders sensitivity to the history of the brands he worked with made for an organic partnership, but so did Snyders obsession with overlooked classics. When he came in he was just picking up blankets from the 40s and jackets from the 50s.
And seeing his excitement around the archive, which wed never really shown that to anybody before, was, for me, just really eye opening and really exciting. That time in the archives translated into the perfect meeting of classic and modern.The classic chamois shirt, which Bean first introduced in his catalogs in 1927, is a perfect example of Snyders restraint and respect. Theres nothing garish about this take on the shirt, no excessive designs were used, no logos or noticeable details were added. Instead, there are new colorways that would work for a city dweller running to grab a latte in late November just as they would somebody traversing through the New England woods. The deep loden jacquard shirt, meanwhile, can sit nicely over something like a vintage Grateful Dead shirt or be worn on its own. Whats most important, though, is that Snyder and L. Bean dont trade functionality for style with this collection. That, unfortunately, cant always be said when heritage brands attempt to modernize. My dad always said, if you want to be the best, work for the best, says Snyder, who grew up in Iowa, where a company like L. Bean wasnt as accessible, but would have fit in perfectly.
I almost look at myself as a bit of a historian as well and telling their story and making sure Im paying respect to what theyve built and not destroying any of that and making sure that I celebrate what theyve built. And while not giving up a single inch to keep the history and quality of L. The Bean green sweater is a shining example of this. With Beans unofficial product mascot, the duck boot, front and center, its sure to be one of the most sought-after items of the season.The puffer jacket, too, is a standout. Something people with an affinity for Patagonia or Stone Island might be drawn to, the classic winter jacket adds a bit of pop with a camouflage lining. Maybe most importantly, theres a boot, this time done in an olive bison leather that looks almost like its made from reptile skin.
Picture a pair of duck boots Ric Flair might wear. Bean x Todd Snyder Bison Leather Boots Black Olive Size 8 (Fits 9-10.5)" is in sale since Monday, January 11, 2021.This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men\Men's Shoes\Boots". The seller is "benetodyssey" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States. Bean