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LL Bean + Rogues Gallery = LL Bean Signature

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by TheDroog, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. TheDroog

    TheDroog Well-Known Member

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    Interesting article in the NY Times this morning. Rogues Gallery's Alex Carleton is now heading up LL Bean's design team and creating a new collection "LL Bean Signature" with trimmer fits and more stylish options. The price point seems good too. If LL Bean keeps up its usual quality, this could be very interesting.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/20/fa...=1&ref=fashion

    Thoughts?
     
  2. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Well-Known Member

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    here it is i am very excited about this fit seemed to be the one deterrent about the regular LL Bean line glad they have plans to do something about it
     
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  3. chiamdream

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    Very interesting, thanks for posting that.
     
  4. Barrylicious

    Barrylicious Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the link, sounds real promising. I haven't bought anything from LL Bean since I was a wee lad (I have been eyeing their engineer boots though...) but if they stick to the price point as stated and if Alex does a good job, it could be interesting. As much as I really love what Daiki Suzuki is doing, I can't afford his stuff at retail and a similar aesthetic for a fraction of the price would be great.
     
  5. hboogz

    hboogz Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the heads up...def looking forward to this. Hopefully, they can come out with a katadhin type workboot in black.
     
  6. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

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    Nice.

     
  7. Django

    Django Well-Known Member

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    This is one of the few times where I feel a brand coming out with a "vintage" line or whatever you want to call it doesn't seem forced. Thought right now I only have a pair of bean boots and some flannel lined jeans, they've been great to me for the past few years.
     
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    shoreman1782 Well-Known Member

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    Another step in the right direction for Bean.

    I have some old catalogs of theirs I've been meaning to scan...

    The further they get from this, the better--

    [​IMG]
     
  9. zissou

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    This sounds great. Can we pre-order that Marine sweater? [​IMG]
     
  10. Razele

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    I have read the LL story and find it quite interesting, they seem to put the focus on giving thier consumer what they want but also providng good value - good to see that they continue to do so.
     
  11. stylesmurf

    stylesmurf Well-Known Member

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    Definitely sounds interesting... good luck to the bean.
     
  12. ToruOkada

    ToruOkada Well-Known Member

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    I hope they include some upgraded mocs in the line and bring back the dirty bucks.
     
  13. evilgeniusdan

    evilgeniusdan Well-Known Member

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    I am very very excited for this.
     
  14. tonio028

    tonio028 Well-Known Member

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    Now that is some nice news for this line. I agree that if the prices remain close to what he estimates, then I forsee some very good things happening in the future for sure.
     
  15. Epaulet

    Epaulet Well-Known Member

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    Ah, that's interesting. Alex used to work there back in the day.

    And the former creative director of Hickey is now in charge of Rogues. I'm sure they'll be good things coming from both sides.
     
  16. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

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    I assume Alex is still working on Rogues Gallery (I hope?).

    I don't trust that ex Hickey guy.
     
  17. Warren G.

    Warren G. Well-Known Member

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    Yeah this...!
    This sounds great. Can we pre-order that Marine sweater? [​IMG]

    This is great news..I'm looking forward to it.
     
  18. wiru

    wiru Well-Known Member

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    Sounds interesting. Though I'm more interested in them getting the details and fabrics right than in slim fit
     
  19. tonio028

    tonio028 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds interesting. Though I'm more interested in them getting the details and fabrics right than in slim fit

    I'm always interested in both myself.
     
  20. Dedalus

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    Sounds interesting. Though I'm more interested in them getting the details and fabrics right than in slim fit

    I think at the price range that they are shooting for, the slim fit is the most that you can reasonably expect.
     

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