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post #736 of 945
imo, duck boots look ridiculous 99% of the time.
post #737 of 945
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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.
Frankly I disagree. I've worn the navy waxed canvas version extensively during this snowy winter here in NYC. With thick socks they are great stomping through snow, puddles, etc. Keeps the feet warm and dry. The canvas does a good job keeping snow/water out. I like them so much I plan on getting the olive pair for the rainy spring. I will size down one though so I can wear them with thin socks (my current 10s are too big with thin socks but work well with thick j crew camp socks)
post #738 of 945
I was reading the reviews on their site. Some are taking the gore-tex liner from the maine hunting shoes and putting it in the waxed boot for extra protection in the winter and they say it's great for spring/summer on its own without that liner. Is the black leather one more only for winter then? And I realize nobody will feel comfortable wearing any of these when it's 90 degrees out. I just spoke with "Nancy" at LLBean. She said both work equally well in the winter (meaning the wax would have no problem handling the weather) and are recommended only for winter but that she likes the aesthetics of the black leather better herself. Edited to add: I went with the black leather. Use Code DeepFreeze for extra 10% off along with the free shipping.
post #739 of 945
opinions on the black signature bluchers

http://cdni.llbean.com/is/image/wim/...id=292&hei=346
post #740 of 945
have you guys been sizing up on the sig blutchers?

I wear true to size on normal bean blutcher mocs, but I wear them almost exclusivity in the summer, sockless.

I'm considering sizing up on the sig ones.
post #741 of 945
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Originally Posted by haganah View Post
I was reading the reviews on their site. Some are taking the gore-tex liner from the maine hunting shoes and putting it in the waxed boot for extra protection in the winter and they say it's great for spring/summer on its own without that liner. Is the black leather one more only for winter then? And I realize nobody will feel comfortable wearing any of these when it's 90 degrees out. I just spoke with "Nancy" at LLBean. She said both work equally well in the winter (meaning the wax would have no problem handling the weather) and are recommended only for winter but that she likes the aesthetics of the black leather better herself. Edited to add: I went with the black leather. Use Code DeepFreeze for extra 10% off along with the free shipping.
Hmmm...canvas + liner. I like it. I'm still contemplating myself. I was caught in a down pour last summer during a camping trip and these boots would have come in real handy. Remove liner for spring/summer rainy season, add back liner for winter. Be sure to take some pics when your pair comes in.
post #742 of 945
Do you guys think that the crepe sole on the crepe sole moc boot is as thick as it looks in their picture. If the sole was on the thinner side they would be perfect.
post #743 of 945
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Originally Posted by dport86 View Post
+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...

Sorry but this is absolute BS.

I have a pair of the camp mocs form LLB's regular line, in this same leather, 1.5 yrs old now, and they look fantastic.
post #744 of 945
Suggestions for khakis / chinos for warmer weather work attire?
post #745 of 945
anoyne have the herringbone trench?
post #746 of 945
just received the bluchers and waxed canvas duck boots. both are going back. the blucher tore my feet up after one day of wear. i know they might break in, but f that. with their 100% return policy i might as well not risk my feet. sending back the waxed canvas duck boots for a pair of the originals.
post #747 of 945
Buncha new crap online. Even the shoes are looking bad this time around. And a gold field watch? What the hell?
post #748 of 945
True, but their new henleys look alright.

http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignatur...=SR&feat=sigsr
post #749 of 945
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Originally Posted by haganah View Post
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?

I've worn mine all winter here in NYC; when it's been that cold I wear silk liner socks under ragg wool socks, and I've been fine. The canvas is as waterproof as the leather. I can attest to that, having gone sledding about 10 times with my kids already.

BUT, If I was going to be standing around in 20 deg weather for a long time I'd buy a pair of Sorels...

I personally like the canvas, as I've said, but I don't LOVE them, mostly because the material doesn't offer any support.
post #750 of 945
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Originally Posted by AntiHero84 View Post
True, but their new henleys look alright.

http://www.llbean.com/llbeansignatur...=SR&feat=sigsr

I did notice those - but that's a lot of money for a henley that, let's face it, will fit badly anyway. Seriously, I think I got my Wings & Horns henleys for less than that. It's absurd.
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