We back boys. Bean Boot edition. How are my fellow WASPs rocking these classics this winter?
>tfw live in New England
>really no better functional boots for our dismal winters than the classic Bean Boot
>can no longer wear it because stupid MFA fucks and college hoes buy them by the fuckin boatload no matter what climate they live in
fuck you people
Don't have it
But I'll order it and scan the pics that aren't already online....eventually
They look much better after they've been worn for a few years
Also Maine hunting shoe > Bean boot
I just got the February issue of Free&Easy and actually have a second copy; if you want it email me and we'll work it out.
I would wear them if it wasn't for that shit heel. If they were like this I would wear them.
no hes right though.
not when you wear them like that
my dad has a pair of lug soled bean boots actually. things are like 40 years old and have been sent back like 4 times for new soles and leather.
>Someone told me Burberry is preppy
>Go to their site
>This is what I'm greeted with
for grip. desu i dont think they look that bad. not as good as regular black lug soles (my dad has been boots with a lug sole) but the heel is the worst part imo. if they are meant to have grip and everything, whats with the heel? the heel really is only applicable for horse riding, right?
lug soles (vibram) were first patented in 1937. ll bean as a company was founded in 1912, and iirc bean himself was already selling the boot before he founded the company.
why dont they have a model with lug soles? who knows. they did at one point, the israeli army boot. a little digging will find a few references to ll bean supplying the israeli army with a few pairs of boots a bit ago, but nothing about selling a boot named after that, and no pictures i could find. but my dads got a pair, and thats what he calls his bean boots with lug soles, so presumably at one point they did sell at least a limited run, even if it was just the excess that the israeli army didnt need.
why dont they sell them now? presumably hipsters didnt buy them enough because muh heritage. fair enough. lug soles dont help in flat mud that goes up several inches, or on ice, which is what these boots were designed for primarily. maybe they will sell a pair at some point though. seeing as old leon leonwood bean is dead, and his successor, leon bean, is dead too. the guy, mark iirc, who took over, might not care quite as much.
ill try to remember to snap a pic, but just picture really really old beat up bean boots (really old dry cracked leather) with lug soles, its got little metal loops instead of eyelets or speed hooks, im sure youve seen what i mean on other boots, i dont know the name. and its got a little leather pad running along the top of the upper which is still on some model of bean boots. i should be meeting with him tomorrow morning for a short hike so if the thread is still up later in the day ill try to post a pic for ya
they didn't sell because the types of dudes who buy heritage work wear buy it if it has a GODO heritage
being a tool used by the zionist israelis who commit mass acts of genocide agaisnt muslim people to the point where barrack obama is still funding the effort to eradicate the nation-state of Palestine.....good idea not to wear them
i want to fuck carly heitlinger's extra tight asshole so bad
Here ya go
No it's like a flat piece bent around and rivited
Fuck off sieg, get the fuck away from me
>Not accepting your lord and savior "overpriced-badly-made-meme-shorts" as God
I wear the fuck out of them but for $50 a pop they're made like shit.
They're too-tier for very casual wear, but under no circumstances are colorful shorts actually preppy or wealth core. I love mine because I have huge legs from playing rugby.