Last month L.L.Bean launched Signature, featuring updated versions of their American classics – outwear, boot’s, knits, bags – sold online and at a single store in Maine. It’s a significant update to what was the clothes of my youth.
L.L.Bean Signature is the work of Creative Director Alex Carleton, of Rogues Gallery fame, who has created a collection with updated fits which lie somewhere between the baggy style of old and a more contemporary European cut. Luckily the line isn’t completely comprised of items that complete the urban woodsman look that has been popular lately.
Some of my favorites: Sportsman’s Chino Pant, Oxford Shirt, Striped Polos, Featherweight Hunting Jacket and Canvas Bags.