Saturday, March 14, 2009

Bean Boots

It's a rite of passage in this rugged state. If you live here, especially in the country, you own a pair... bean boots. Leon Leonwood Bean, avid hunter and fisherman from Greenwood, Maine founded L.L. Bean in 1912 and developed a waterproof boot (a combination of lightweight leather uppers and rubber bottoms), that he sold to hunters. The rest, as they say, is history. Here, next to our wood stove are three generations in our family, my grandfather's(A. Gallant from PEI), mine(both the uppers and lowers have been replaced over the years, for FREE by the store) and J's (a Christmas gift last year). They are good for anything... I've even heard they've become, somewhat, a fashion item. Go figure! Lookout Heidi Klum!

4 comments:

  1. Marchin O'NeachtainMarch 14, 2009 at 7:50 AM

    Well, it is March and hopefully we will not have to wear them much longer this year. Nice contrast of old and new.

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  2. historical shoes. Do they still being used?

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  3. Oh, I think you'll need these for another month or so until we've slogged through mud season. Wonderful photo. I'm smiling, smiling, smiling.

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  4. i think Suede from project runway would use them withouth thinking :)

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