trailmix The L.L.Bean Blog
There's a lot going on at L.L.Bean, and this is the place to keep up with all the latest news. Our blog is chock-full of great ideas and advice to inspire your outdoor adventures – as well as updates on products, sales and events in Freeport, Maine, and around the country.
Between the Lines: The Story of Our French Sailor’s Shirt
The French sailor’s shirt began as a tribute. The original design boasted 21 blue and white stripes, one for each of Napoleon’s victories. Initially, only sailors stationed in the Brittany region wore the shirts but... More
- Tuesday, 3/4/14
At L.L.Bean, we’ve been telling people for years how easy it is to learn to cross-country ski. Still, some folks remain skeptical. So we thought we’d see if a 7-year-old – fresh off his first-ever cross-country skiing excursion – might be able to convince our readers to give it a try. Guest blogger Derek Chase… More
- Sunday, 3/2/14
Spring may be just around the corner, but here in Maine we know we still have a few weeks of winter left to weather. Not that we mind, of course. Because after watching a few hometown heroes go for the gold, we were inspired to get out and own the snow ourselves. And with testing… More
- Thursday, 2/20/14
Every L.L.Bean T-shirt, water bottle, bike or boot that needs a pattern or logo comes through Brian Sailer and his four-person graphic department here in our Freeport, Maine, office. “If it has a graphic on it, my team has touched it in some shape or form,” says Brian. Sailer moved to Maine almost three years… More
- Saturday, 2/15/14
Photographer and filmmaker Morgan Heim has ventured from Colorado mountaintops to Southeast Asian coastlines, capturing images that build connections between the wild and familiar. That’s why, when we started searching for tips on improving our outdoor photography skills, calling Morgan was a no-brainer. Today, she’s providing us with some tips that range from key basic… More
- Tuesday, 2/11/14
In 1911, Leon Leonwood Bean returned from a hunting trip with cold, damp feet and a revolutionary idea. He decided to create a boot that was comfortable and durable enough for exploring the Maine woods. Satisfied with his design, he sent out mailers to local fishermen and hunters, with a disclosure that each pair had… More
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