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#26 2012-01-04 09:31:08

Taylor McIntyre
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Re: Flicking the Bean

Oo Bop Sh'bam wrote:

How much are they going for jim? Pm a price and i may just take them as reference items

John & Paul at JS do pricing if you want the actual items. I've tons more the same anyway. The templates for said items exist or are very easily reproduced too - For you it might make more sense to borrow the items to have templates made or just to buy copies of the templates ...  ?

Drop me a PM ?

Best -

 

#27 2012-01-04 09:42:19

farrago
Ambassador Of Ivy
From: Portlandia
Posts: 1050

Re: Flicking the Bean

Jimmy Jim wrote:

farrago wrote:

And, most appropriately, Heavy Tweed Jacket just put up a post on LL's 1985 Christmas catalog. Where's that time machine when you need it?

http://heavytweed.blogspot.com/2012/01/ … _1160.html

Bean at its best.  I loathe all the new faux Retro / Heritage / Whatever offerings...

J. Press went wrong in just the same way too.  Both companies once offered unselfconscious clothes with a real integrity.  Now you just get (mainly) a load of schtick from them...

I'd kill for a pair of those Molebacks right about now. I wasn't fond of the wide belt loops on the khakis, but Bean used their chamois cloth to line the pants, not the cheap stuff they use these days.

 

#28 2012-01-04 09:42:25

Oo Bop Sh'bam
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Re: Flicking the Bean

Sounds like a plan!


''If I can't share my faith in Christ here, I'd just as soon not have to put up with people advocating drug use.''

 

#29 2012-01-04 09:45:21

Taylor McIntyre
Son of Ivy...
Posts: 342

Re: Flicking the Bean

- Bean I vote as best for rugged 'American' styled basics, even now.

The Price / Quality ratio is spot on.

Unless you go vintage... In which case Woolrich wins (IMO).

Other brands cost more and the quality you get for that never quite reaches the same Price / Quality ratio that Bean offers (IMO).

Others may differ.

 

#30 2012-01-04 09:54:41

farrago
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From: Portlandia
Posts: 1050

Re: Flicking the Bean

For the longest time Bean offered dress trousers in flannel and worsted, all American made  quality and at a great price.
As Jim points out, all you get these days are some faux heritage imitation that's overpriced.

 

#31 2012-01-04 14:24:13

woofboxer
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From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
Posts: 6113

Re: Flicking the Bean

Do LL Bean still make those great Camp Mocs, I must get a pair.


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

#32 2012-01-04 14:34:37

Natural Sole Brother
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Posts: 782

Re: Flicking the Bean

woofboxer wrote:

Do LL Bean still make those great Camp Mocs, I must get a pair.

Bean's current camp moccs are a lesser beast but are so cheap that they still represent great knockabout value. Exactly as they should be I suppose. Made offshore in paper-thin leather and with a strange synthetic sole unit. To balance that out they're maybe a third of the price in real terms when compared to the 1985 catalogue.

I think the closest in look (and actually better in terms of technical spec.) to the classic LLB camp mocc is the Rancourt version in brown pebble calf:

http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/men-s … whide.html

Actually a miraculously good price for a made-to-order in the US product.

 

#33 2012-01-04 14:41:08

Taylor McIntyre
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Posts: 342

Re: Flicking the Bean

woofboxer wrote:

Do LL Bean still make those great Camp Mocs, I must get a pair.

I still live in mine & was meant to scam you a pair as I recall.  Oh the plans that were made down Franze & Evans before I started to spend my days in bed...

 

#34 2012-01-04 14:44:43

Taylor McIntyre
Son of Ivy...
Posts: 342

Re: Flicking the Bean

Natural Sole Brother wrote:

woofboxer wrote:

Do LL Bean still make those great Camp Mocs, I must get a pair.

Bean's current camp moccs are a lesser beast but are so cheap that they still represent great knockabout value. Exactly as they should be I suppose. Made offshore in paper-thin leather and with a strange synthetic sole unit. To balance that out they're maybe a third of the price in real terms when compared to the 1985 catalogue.

I think the closest in look (and actually better in terms of technical spec.) to the classic LLB camp mocc is the Rancourt version in brown pebble calf:

http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/men-s … whide.html

Actually a miraculously good price for a made-to-order in the US product.

/\ Really like those. Great style. My Camp Mocs must have been $69 a decade ago. Same price today. Still not worn out. Mine are 'Cactus'.

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/10587?pa … s-camp-moc

 

#35 2012-03-03 04:15:28

The Woolster
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Posts: 1792

Re: Flicking the Bean

Deadstock vintage Bean Camp Mocs with Weron soles. This pair was on ebay a couple of weeks ago. The auction finished at $192.50. I didn't win.

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/150/cursivescriptllbeancamp.jpg

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/150/cursivescriptllbeancamp.jpg

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/3134/cursivescriptllbeancampg.jpg

 

#36 2012-03-03 04:28:04

woofboxer
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From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
Posts: 6113

Re: Flicking the Bean

That is a mad price for what they are, but they do look good !


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

#37 2012-03-03 10:59:54

noblesurfer
Ivy Explorer
Posts: 241

Re: Flicking the Bean

I scored a pair of those for around a 40$ BIN some months back.  Not the cursive logo but made in Maine, goodyear branded sole.  Look identical to that picture.  Amazing shoe, unfortunately I haven't had occasion to break them in yet due to the weather.

 

#38 2012-03-03 13:58:18

Patrick
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Posts: 2228

Re: Flicking the Bean

I flicked a new buck knife for $40. A real one. They throw in a little one suitable for the fishing vest too.

 

#39 2012-03-03 16:40:16

Oo Bop Sh'bam
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Re: Flicking the Bean


''If I can't share my faith in Christ here, I'd just as soon not have to put up with people advocating drug use.''

 

#40 2012-03-10 07:56:39

Patrick
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Posts: 2228

Re: Flicking the Bean

I wanted a proper knife for fishing season, because I have to be on the alert against savage, giant trout. Never mind largemouth bass.

So I looked at a zillion knives in antique shops, thrift stores, and the increasingly wretched eBay. (You think there are a lot of phonies selling clothes, try knives.)

Finally I said the hell with it and bought a new Buck 110 from LL Bean for $40 which is what I should have done from the git-go.

http://s19.postimage.org/m4ikkdyzz/DSCN0347.jpg
http://s19.postimage.org/4si7yy5in/DSCN0349.jpg
http://s19.postimage.org/6uipd73hr/DSCN0346.jpg

 

#41 2012-03-11 14:23:26

Yuca
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Posts: 6927

Re: Flicking the Bean

The Woolster wrote:

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/150/cursivescriptllbeancamp.jpg

Classic!


some sort of banal legitimacy

 

#42 2012-03-11 14:24:59

Oo Bop Sh'bam
Ivy Iconoclast
From: within.
Posts: 4067

Re: Flicking the Bean

us 12 here..


http://pinterest.com/pin/61713457363864595/

Last edited by Oo Bop Sh'bam (2012-03-11 14:25:24)


''If I can't share my faith in Christ here, I'd just as soon not have to put up with people advocating drug use.''

 

#43 2017-08-31 14:42:54

Babbling Brooks
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Posts: 265

Re: Flicking the Bean

https://68.media.tumblr.com/cc7390e7ef15dc84985c67169af6197b/tumblr_ovkhet8hR51wv9syro1_540.jpg

 

#44 2017-08-31 18:23:40

Berkeley_Breathes
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From: The Great White North
Posts: 1493

Re: Flicking the Bean

Great pics BB... Are these yours? A field jacket off eBay (lost track of my old one somewhere) and the moc-style Bean boots are on my to-buy list as soon as fall (on the one hand) and spring (on the other) hit...


Bertie: "What do ties matter, Jeeves, at a time like this?"
Jeeves: "There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter."

 

#45 2017-08-31 22:53:50

Babbling Brooks
Member
Posts: 265

Re: Flicking the Bean

Sadly not BB, all from a Japanese site

http://www.ataco-garage.com

 

#46 2017-09-01 00:55:20

Babbling Brooks
Member
Posts: 265

Re: Flicking the Bean

My bean ownership is as follows;

1 White OCBD
1 Blue OCBD
1 Brushed Cotton BD
1x Chalky Blue Chamois
1x Dark blue 60/40 Parka
1 Pair of Bluchers Mocs
1x Dark green down vest

 

#47 2017-09-01 01:09:25

Babbling Brooks
Member
Posts: 265

Re: Flicking the Bean

Oh and...

1 Plaid US made cotton poly BD
1x Black watch brush cotton BD

 

#48 2017-09-01 01:16:02

Babbling Brooks
Member
Posts: 265

Re: Flicking the Bean

Just stumbled over this rarity

  http://www.ebay.com/itm/263130914887

 

#49 2017-09-01 04:10:13

McGeorge Bundyburger
Member
Posts: 592

Re: Flicking the Bean

A few weeks ago I was down in our family's old cottage bolthole outside Dublin and amongst a bunch of old overcoats that belonged to my late father, I came across an old Bean 60/40  parka in beige.  It's 1980s vintage, I'd guess, most likely a legacy from his years as a visiting professor in New England, in great condition.  The only problem is that it's an XL and I take a large size.  Still tempted to wear it out, it doesn't look too billowing.  An unexpected find either way, and nice one too, for any number of reasons.

 

#50 2017-09-01 04:45:09

Chipper
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From: Charm City
Posts: 1538

Re: Flicking the Bean

My wardrobe is about 40 percent Bean. I love Bean stuff.


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