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gunnelgrabber posted 01-29-2002 07:53 PM ET (US)   Profile for gunnelgrabber   Send Email to gunnelgrabber  
There'a a shot of a nice old wood center console 16 there in the shirt section of the newest catalog...Is there a message here? Are we old yuppies? preppies?...Maybe the new generation likes high class old boats?...lm
Bigshot posted 01-30-2002 10:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Any of you guys ever see the Eddie Bauer edition outrage in the 90's? You guessed and tan.
Chap posted 01-30-2002 11:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Fenwick Crosstackle?
boneydog56 posted 01-30-2002 08:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for boneydog56  Send Email to boneydog56     
Qaulity Clothes,
Quality Boats!,

Actually, I only have gotten two backpacks from them. They are great for the boat.

triblet posted 01-30-2002 10:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I live in the L.L. Bean Polos. I probably have
20. It's one of the few places that has
Polos in long, and they are cut better for
me than Eddie Bauer, Cabelas, or any others
I've tried.


andygere posted 01-30-2002 10:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Long before Bean's was popular with the preppies, yuppies and puppys, it was just a really good outfitter with good products and great service. You can still go into the store at 3 in the morning and get great advice on anything from flyfishing gear to boots to tents. I think the classic Whaler is a great fit for their catalog.
gunnelgrabber posted 01-30-2002 11:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for gunnelgrabber  Send Email to gunnelgrabber     
chuck, foolin', i think it WAS polo shirts ! they ought to get YOU to model for them...the real genuine whalerman....and andygere,...i even remember when eddie bauer made the best down jackets ,vests and bags! got some...from the 60s..fine quality gear...lm
triblet posted 01-31-2002 08:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
The Whaler was facing the page with polos,
though a different style than I wear.

I remember in the 60s as a teenager, lots
of us bought REI downwear and wished we could
afford Bauer. It was expensive but really


bigz posted 01-31-2002 11:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
That Whaler needs some bottom attention! Up on that rocky beach, though it made a nice prop for the model to stand in.

REI started as a sew your own kit operation from clothes to tents and was a sort of co-op if I recall Chuck.

Bauer supplied many climbing expeditions including a number to Everest. Today it is non existent as an outfitter other than country-fied wear.

Bean's is just ok today for clothes, but on the outfitter end just so so, at least they kept the tall sizes as Chuck mentioned. I am still buying Bean boots and have been since 1958.--

If you want high quality go to Orvis which for the most part for men anyway has become the new version of the old A&F.

Land's End thought they could do it when they picked up Willis and Geiger -- found out fast that wasn't to be sorry to say -- top quality outdoor wear alone just didn't make it.

Times do change, I think in many ways not for the better.


Chap posted 01-31-2002 03:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Before your next resole, check out:


triblet posted 01-31-2002 09:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
What rocky beach? The whaler on page 18
appears to be under way.


Macman posted 02-02-2002 08:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Macman  Send Email to Macman     
Ah, LL Bean...they have tried to be all things to all people; the result is that they aren't very good at anything, except for the classic Bean boot.I have had mine since 1975, with only one resole job.
As for the ad...I live in Maine where Whalers like that are pretty common. I see them everywhere on Casco Bay, and have spotted them on some remote lakes. If you love classic Whalers, then come to Maine and see them for yourself. A day on Casco Bay will make you very happy!
triblet posted 04-25-2002 10:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
It's on the COVER of the latest Bean men's
catalog that came today.


andygere posted 04-26-2002 05:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I saw what looked like a 13 or 15 sport in a recent Bean's cataloge as well. As far as Bean's goes, their customer service is outstanding and their stuff is solid. You get what you pay for....
hooter posted 04-26-2002 06:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for hooter    
dis string reminds me o' dat couple o' nuts in da movie 'bout dog show contestants, "Best Of Show". Anybody seen it? Some o' ya'll seem kinda' INto your brand identification a bit much.
triblet posted 04-27-2002 01:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I'm into dogs (Newfoundlands) a bit, and
used to be more serious. I thought "Best of
Show" was a HOOT. They didn't have to make
up those characters. I recognized every
single one of them from the Newfoundland


SuburbanBoy posted 04-28-2002 11:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for SuburbanBoy  Send Email to SuburbanBoy     
Yep, BOS was on target. My two daughters have been active 4H and AKC dog gals for years. That movie hit the nail on the head. bigz, many moons ago, when I was in college in Wisconsin, my girlfreind would make clothes from a company called Frostline. I wonder if they were related to the REI? I would love to get my girls into it.


lae posted 04-29-2002 12:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for lae  Send Email to lae     
I still have and use the Frostline stuff I made in college. Made a down vest, then a parka and finally a 30 below zero down sleeping bag. Use them all every year.

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