Monday, July 15, 2013

Shopping from 1982: LL Bean

On the subject of heritage garb for women, here is what was available from LL Bean in 1982. What I love about this era of LL Bean is how many items are offered in unisex sizes and colors (seriously...when was the last time you saw a contemporary catalog listing the exact same item, in the same colorway, "for men and women?").  While some of the clothing items are on the blandly prep side, I would immediately mail order the madras shirt, Chouinard shorts, tassel mocs and the anorak.  For a view of the full catalog reprint, see the venerable Heavy Tweed Jacket.


















5 comments:

andrea.at.the.blue.door said...

In the '80s I pretty much lived in the chino skirts, ocbd shirts and weejuns. Very weird to see my former shopping habits again.

Chris from Damn Yak Dry Goods Co. said...

Those "Bean's wilderness boot and oxford" are still available. They are Palladium Pampa Hi and oxford. I wonder if at the time they had the Palladium logo on the side?

I wonder who made the "hiking shoes"?

Chris from Damn Yak Dry Goods Co. said...

My bad, the boots are the Pallabrouse.

Anonymous said...

The anorak is also available. I got one this spring.

michelle said...

Oh, man, thanks for the flashback! While under the questionable influence of the preppy handbook, I spent way too much time in my middle school years poring over catalogs such as this. :)