Whatever you think of the mumsy style of LL Bean these days and the self-butchering of their own heritage, once upon a time it was about as hard core as you could get if you wanted a spot of upland hunting.
This photo series appeared in LIFE magazine in 1941. Some elements are still available in pretty much the same styles. Duck hunting boots of course – from early 1900s functional to 1980s Parisian BCBG Yuppies and back.
3button Max says
gotta love the (original green package!) Lucky strikes in the LLBean field coat…
John Wright says
LL Bean used to have a lot of he-man stuff. Today it is all worthless, imported yuppie junk.