L.L.Bean

Some Help for the Man who Needs None

17 Perfect Gifts for the DIYer

The DIYer, naturally, does things for himself. Surprise him with gifts that foster his creativity and suit his talents.

12 Guys of Christmas
Dress Well

This Week in Style: October 2, 2015

The GQ x Gap collection is now available, Giorgio Armani releases his autobiography, Todd Shelton releases a new hybrid pant and more.

Quintessential Maine Footwear

How L.L.Bean Makes Its Iconic Boots

Of Maine's long history of shoemaking, L.L.Bean stand's out as one of the state's most iconic cobblers.

The Maine Issue
Save your shoulders

The 10 Best Carry-Ons

These carry-ons have ample storage space and can be wheeled from terminal to terminal.

Defeat Winter

12 Best Winter Running Gloves of 2016

Most winter runners will tell you that their hands -- being so far away from the heart -- are the first things to go. Which is why a good pair of running gloves is so vital. These are the best of 2016.

Buying Guide
Merino Wool Stocking Not Included

Stocking Stuffers: Outdoors

16 of the best affordable gifts for campers and outdoorsmen.

Stocking Stuffers
Gear for an Open-Wheel Beating

Kit: Taking on Baja

Packing perfectly for the Baja Peninsula in Mexico means being prepared for everything -- because anything can, and will, happen.

Plaid is just the surface

The History of Flannel

Flannel is more than just a plaid shirt. It’s a fabric with a deep history stretching back centuries. Here's where it came from.

Waxing Season

Elements: Waxed Canvas

Though it's gradually becoming usurped by more high tech materials, waxed canvas still remains one of the coolest-looking ways to wick away precipitation. These nine waxed canvas products give bad weather the middle finger and look good doing it.

Elements
36 gifts for the well-dressed gent

12 Guys of Christmas: The Dapper Man

If you’re a stylish gent, you’re acutely aware of each seasonal shift. Spring affords chances to wear lighter, refreshed colors; summer is time for light material and sunglasses; autumn means breaking out a chunky cardigan. But it’s winter when a man can truly shine. He can layer. He can sport rich fabrics and hulking boots, overcoats and purposeful accessories. When there is such a wide, deep array of options in the winter wardrobe world, what exactly do you give the man who lives stylishly? We’re here to turn that dilemma into fruitful present curation. So brew up some nog, get out the wrapping paper (even if you’re giving to yourself) and check out our top picks in these important categories of winter style for the well dressed man.

Stay warm in the woods

20 Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags

Nothing ruins a backpacking trip like a terrible night's sleep (or a lack of clean underwear, but if you can't figure that one out you're beyond our help). A good sleeping bag is the key to staying warm and dry when you're crashing under the stars -- so you're at your best crossing that next 8,000 foot mountain pass. Sleeping bag tech has made its way into the space age in the last few years: your 20-year-old bag from summer camp or the Boy Scouts is no longer up to snuff. Here's our list of the best 20°F (or below) bags to ensure comfort and safety for three-season camping.

Roundup
Designation: CWS (Crappy Weather Shoe)

L.L. Bean Boots | Gum Shoes

The weather is turning quickly here in the Northeast. It’s starting to rain more; it’s colder. It’s only a matter of time before winter arrives. As this happens, the boat shoes and sandals we’ve been rocking all summer will no longer cut it. During last few rain storms here, we’ve been demoing L.L. Bean’s Gum...

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