A Day at LL Bean with a Restless Transplant


7 Eyelet Maine Hunting Shoe, 1930s

First thing Friday morning, I linked up with fat cat photographer Foster Huntington of A Restless Transplant and The Fat of the Land. We toured the facilities of LL Bean in Freeport and Brunswick, Maine. In the coming week, we will feature photos from their headquarters, their factory where Bean Boots and Boat and Totes are made, and their historical archives. And I will provide a word or two about the current state of things at a company. Special thanks to Mary Rose MacKinnon and Mac McKeever at Bean for their incomparable hospitality and inexhaustible enthusiasm throughout a truly wonderful day.

river-drivers-shirtRiver Drivers Shirt, 1980

rollerbladePromotional Bean Boot Rollerblades


  1. james@10engines.com
    March 15, 2009

    red keeps you warm… thats why they wore it. usually 2 or 3 shirts deep.

  2. Memphis88
    March 15, 2009

    Can’t wait for both of your posts. Between those and the beginning of what will hopefully be another run to the National Championship by my Tigers (ideally with a better result this time), it’s shaping up to be a pretty good week.

  3. Nick
    March 15, 2009

    Hope you were able to stuff your pockets with some goodies when the guys with the white gloves weren’t looking. I’m sure the pics will be great. Cheers

  4. plaidout
    March 16, 2009

    Oh, Memphis… I feel a spirited rivalry taking root. Born in Kansas, raised in Missouri, I am a Big Twelve supporter through and through. You’re in trouble. Let the heckling begin!

  5. plaidout
    March 16, 2009

    James! That’s awesome. I never knew that. It makes sense. Thanks for the info.

  6. plaidout
    March 16, 2009

    Nick, let’s just say if eBay member plaidman99 offers some Bean boots featuring HD photos and white gloves, click “Alert.” There’s been some tampering! Tampering!

  7. Memphis88
    March 16, 2009

    Missouri might be the only team other than UConn that troubles us slightly in the West. As for Kansas, I’d love to get another chance at them in the tourney. In class today, Tyreke Evans said we were going all the way. I sure hope he’s right!

  8. plaidout
    March 19, 2009

    TE was in class? That’s awesome! Dish more dirt, Memphis!

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