or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › LL Bean + Rogues Gallery = LL Bean Signature
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

LL Bean + Rogues Gallery = LL Bean Signature - Page 49

post #721 of 949
Those look great
post #722 of 949
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnnyCrockett View Post
Tell me you can get a better pair of shoes for $70 and I won't believe you.
Rawhide laces cost $4 from the local cobbler, so I guess the cost was $74 total.
Why would anyone ever buy Quoddy?


Excellent laces.
post #723 of 949
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnnyCrockett View Post
Tell me you can get a better pair of shoes for $70 and I won't believe you.
Rawhide laces cost $4 from the local cobbler, so I guess the cost was $74 total.
Why would anyone ever buy Quoddy?


link for these
post #724 of 949
Quote:
Originally Posted by hoskerfrogg View Post
link for these

http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignature
post #725 of 949
Quote:
Originally Posted by hoskerfrogg View Post
link for these

http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignatur...tn&cat4=505905
post #726 of 949
Slightly OT...was on RG web site and saw that just about everything is on sale, deep cuts. Is RG done?

I'm guessing that Alex is finding that LLB Sig is a full time job, and much more stable. RG was a pioneer, but those "vintage" tees are pretty played out and their flannels and khakis aren't all that special anymore.

If RG is over, too bad, but it's great that that aesthetic is reaching a mainstream audience...now if only LLB would up the quality a smidge...meet in the middle, so to speak.
post #727 of 949
Is there a difference in the bean boots from the signature line and their regular stuff? Especially the gore-tex version of the regular line. From the regular line http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/35479?feat=506763-GN2 From the signature line http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignatur...tn&cat4=505905 http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignatur...tn&cat4=505905 And any reason why I should go with leather over canvas?
post #728 of 949
Quote:
Originally Posted by haganah View Post
Is there a difference in the bean boots from the signature line and their regular stuff? Especially the gore-tex version of the regular line. From the regular line http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/35479?feat=506763-GN2 From the signature line http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignatur...tn&cat4=505905 http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignatur...tn&cat4=505905 And any reason why I should go with leather over canvas?
Not sure if there are any sizing/fit discrepancies but quality should be the same for both lines. I've been looking to buy a pair myself but I haven't made up my mind between the Gore-tex/Thinsulate version and the Waxed Canvas version.
post #729 of 949
Quote:
Originally Posted by haganah View Post
Is there a difference in the bean boots from the signature line and their regular stuff? Especially the gore-tex version of the regular line.

From the regular line
http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/35479?feat=506763-GN2

From the signature line
http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignatur...tn&cat4=505905
http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignatur...tn&cat4=505905

And any reason why I should go with leather over canvas?

No.

I have the canvas (have had leather in past) and it's definitely a 3-season boot, winter being the one season they aren't great for. The canvas is pretty thin and doesn't give any support. I personally would go for leather...the black ones are pretty sick.
post #730 of 949
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter1 View Post
No. I have the canvas (have had leather in past) and it's definitely a 3-season boot, winter being the one season they aren't great for. The canvas is pretty thin and doesn't give any support. I personally would go for leather...the black ones are pretty sick.
Thanks for your input. What's the general consensus on sizing? TTS?
post #731 of 949
Quote:
Originally Posted by highkneez View Post
Thanks for your input. What's the general consensus on sizing? TTS?

Follow LL Bean's sizing advice. Bean Boots/Maine Hunting Shoes run HUGE by design. I am a 11.5 via Brannock and I got my boots in size 10. They fit with plenty of room for thick socks.

The black chromexcel Signature boots do look pretty great, though functionally they aren't worth the additional cash over the mainline versions. That said, I am pleased with their aesthetic qualities.
post #732 of 949
Quote:
Originally Posted by highkneez View Post
Not sure if there are any sizing/fit discrepancies but quality should be the same for both lines. I've been looking to buy a pair myself but I haven't made up my mind between the Gore-tex/Thinsulate version and the Waxed Canvas version.
I'm glad I'm not the only one. I saw a guy on the train with the waxed ones in brownish/gray and it was very nice. The navy waxed ones and the black leather ones are also nice I'd imagine although I'm sure gore-tex is probably functionally best (how much better I don't know). Crockostyle, is the black one 3-season as well in your opinion? Peter1, in 20 degree weather with snow or rain outside, the wax wouldn't cut it? I'm assuming it'd be better in warmer weather though, right?
post #733 of 949
Guys. Buy the for realz ones. Duck boots are worthless if you actually want to wear them in a muddy field and the uppers are made of canvas. I don't care how waxed the canvas is, it can't be as substantial as leather. This is one of those examples of a classically utilitarian piece becoming so ubiquitous, due to its reliable practicality, that people feel the need to get "meta" w/ it.......Just don't.
post #734 of 949
Quote:
Originally Posted by matt22616 View Post
Guys. Buy the for realz ones. Duck boots are worthless if you actually want to wear them in a muddy field and the uppers are made of canvas. I don't care how waxed the canvas is, it can't be as substantial as leather. This is one of those examples of a classically utilitarian piece becoming so ubiquitous, due to its reliable practicality, that people feel the need to get "meta" w/ it.......Just don't.

Seriously. It's like those totally useless stingray leather Sorels. Variations of a classic are good, but waxed canvas totally defeats the point because it undermines the actual utility and purpose of the design. Stick with the classics: leather with or without thinsulate, but leather.
post #735 of 949
Quote:
Originally Posted by whatever123 View Post
um ... cause they use cxl leather in their shoes, hand-stitch the sole (which you can re-sole), look at least 9x times nicer and are constructed much better. trust me, when it comes to shoes you really do get what you pay for. if you had a pair of quoddys and sat them next to those you would know what im talking about

+the fact that after wearing them for a month they'll look like crap. Come back and tell us how they're standing up over time. Bought the Eastland heritage ones and was pretty surprised at how nice they looked--at first. One month in, toe box had lost it's shape, leather it's patina and they just looked lumpy and cheap. My 25 year old L.L. Bean made in Maine bluchers still look great--just wish I could replace them. Think they were 39.50 back in the day...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › LL Bean + Rogues Gallery = LL Bean Signature