Since the Penfield F/W 2011 lookbook went live I have received countless emails inquiring about the vintage Bean Boots I styled our lovely female model in for the shoot. I inherited the pair from my incredibly generous mother who had owned them since the 80′s. Up to now my best advice had been to score ebay for a similar pair. But thanks to my good friend James of 10engines who alerted me of this pair that L.L. Bean just announced, the 100th Anniversary Maine Hunting Shoe. It’s a part of a whole slew of good things coming from Bean for their 100th anniversary so stay tuned for more good stuff in the coming months. This style is very similar to the pair I have, so I highly recommend snagging these if you have been searching for your own unicorn pair of Bean boots. And don’t ever toss them! Hold on to them because trust me, your daughters and their daughters will be grateful to inherit them down the road. (Below is a picture of my pair in the snow).