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post #886 of 949
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Originally Posted by TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES View Post

MATINICUS ROCK CARDIGAN
^ Is this shit any itchy-er then your typical wool sweater/cardy?

It is shetland so it is chunkier/rougher than a fine wool like merino. I don't find it to be itchy though...just not silk-soft. I usually wear it with long sleeves and a collar so not much touches me aside from the wrists and neck, but sometimes I wear mine with just a t-shirt and I can't recall ever having any complaints.
post #887 of 949
the reviews complain about it.

i've been eyeing the cardigan for a while now. waiting for the oatmeal color to go on sale
post #888 of 949
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Here's a pic I found looks good.
post #889 of 949
There is no doubting the quality of LLBS is much higher than LEC. I recently bought their lambswool shawl neck and really the quality exellent, but the fit was a touch boxy. Ive also bought numerous pants as well as the field jacket.
Another thing to be said is that I dont think it would be worth the full price, and even then at 25% off it was a stretch. I feel you get more bang for your buck with certain LEC pieces and I am almost more content with what I've got from LEC than LLBS even though the quality is a touch lower.
LEC is cut just a touch slimmer, which does make a difference, luckily i have short arms!
post #890 of 949
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

...A couple months ago I decided to give the LLBS dress pants a try (after previously only having some casual wares) and was really impressed with the quality. IMO, the waist fits TTS and they offer free inseem alterations measured out in quarter inch increments which is great for online purchasing once you get it zeroed in. I liked that 1 pair of pants so much (it was the tropical wool), I've since bought another of those, two pair of flannel pants, a pair of the cords, and a pair of the whip cords which I'm wearing right now... they all fit great. The dress pants aren't as refined as my Brooks Brothers dress pants but the slightly rougher nature of them works great for somebody like me who spends about 50% of his time in an office and the rest out at various job-sites...

I'm with you on their trousers. I bought the Tropical Wool trousers at the Flagship Freeport, ME store so I could get the free alterations in person. I travel up to ME every couple of months for business. I also ended up buying the Searsport Flannel's in Navy, and hope to pick up the grey when/if they go on sale. For my body type (far from slim), they fit so well. I have some of the regular LL Bean flannel trousers which are well made and reasonably priced but too baggy. The LLB Sig is a nice tailored fit, not too slim but not at all baggy...and they come in big guy sizes.

The only tough part is the very conservative SA's try so hard to talk me out of little to no break and 1.75" cuffs. It actually gets to the point of irritating when I have to say, shorter, shorter, shorter while he simply readjusts and asks me if I'm sure I want them that short. To be fair, the lady that does alterations in my town is the same way. At least she gets that larger cuffs are in style and understands whey i ask for 1.75" cuffs.
post #891 of 949

Does anyone know the shoulder seam to sleeve-end length of the medium or large Canvas jacket? I'm stuck between a medium and a large and I'm trying to figure out which to go with. 

 

 

Edit: and an in-person photo of the soapstone? It's an odd color, but I'm interested. 


Edited by DrBenji - 1/24/12 at 3:55pm
post #892 of 949

Anyone tried the camo cargos?  http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/69487?feat=506148-GN3&attrValue_0=Camouflage

 

Trying to figure out hem opening and the like.

post #893 of 949
Some new Spring stuff is up and... yeesh. There's this:

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This line just seems to get worse.
post #894 of 949

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Wow, what the hell is Alex C. thinking with that one? I think I'll stick with their great sportsmans trail pants. I like most of the stuff LLBS puts out and I hope they can keep expanding on what they offer, instead of just adding new patterns and colors to already existing shirts and pants. If one day there is a good sale on their dress boot, I might have to pull the trigger.

post #895 of 949
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

...A couple months ago I decided to give the LLBS dress pants a try (after previously only having some casual wares) and was really impressed with the quality. IMO, the waist fits TTS and they offer free inseem alterations measured out in quarter inch increments which is great for online purchasing once you get it zeroed in. I liked that 1 pair of pants so much (it was the tropical wool), I've since bought another of those, two pair of flannel pants, a pair of the cords, and a pair of the whip cords which I'm wearing right now... they all fit great. The dress pants aren't as refined as my Brooks Brothers dress pants but the slightly rougher nature of them works great for somebody like me who spends about 50% of his time in an office and the rest out at various job-sites...

I'm with you on their trousers. I bought the Tropical Wool trousers at the Flagship Freeport, ME store so I could get the free alterations in person. I travel up to ME every couple of months for business. I also ended up buying the Searsport Flannel's in Navy, and hope to pick up the grey when/if they go on sale. For my body type (far from slim), they fit so well. I have some of the regular LL Bean flannel trousers which are well made and reasonably priced but too baggy. The LLB Sig is a nice tailored fit, not too slim but not at all baggy...and they come in big guy sizes.

Just for reference the Searsport Flannels (F/W 2011) have a significantly lower rise than the tropical wool pants from the spring/summer 2011 line. It's certainly noticable when wearing but doesn't look all that different. I like the fit of these almost as much as the s/s wool trousers, they are just a tad different. They look about the same in terms of slimness.
post #896 of 949
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Waxed Canvas Maine Hunting Boot 8" in deep forest green.

The boots run very large. I normally way a 9.5-10D (US). 10D in Nike/new balance/Adidas and 9.5D dress shoes Jack Purcell/Sperry Topsiders/dress shoes/boots.

Since they only come in whole sizes I had a size 8 and 9 delivered and the size 8 ended up fitting just fine even with medium thick Darn Tough Wool socks.

I'm glad I red the reviews on the LL Bean site and saw some reviewers actually sizing down two sizes if their between sizes.

They are surprisingly light (probably due to the canvas) and comes with a super thick inner sole.
post #897 of 949
^ Those look great.
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Originally Posted by t2russo View Post

Anyone tried the camo cargos?  http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/69487?feat=506148-GN3&attrValue_0=Camouflage

 

Trying to figure out hem opening and the like.



they run an inch big in the waist and an inch long in the hem. they're relaxed straight fit. i need to get some work done on mine.

post #899 of 949
Anyone have any word on the cord suits? I would be wearing it with a polo for when I give gardening talks/lectures. Something that looks nice, but I can get a little dirty and not care about.
post #900 of 949
sorry double post.
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