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vaxvms
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Maine fashion trend

A nearly century-old hunting boot is catching on with a younger generation that sees the utilitarian footwear as hip. Read all about it


capecoddah

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I saw this story in the paper today and it gave me a Happy!
Back in the 80's I made the patterns and molds for LL Bean's insoles. I have a pair of Ducks that I watched being made, For Me, when I went up for a meeting/tour.

I had a sad when I remembered Bass, Sebago and Dexter among other shoe companies I did business with.
I worked with a man in Brockton that claimed the North won the Civil War because we had shoes. He said the Chinese will be wearing shoes when they come looking for money.

WAIT, what? They went out of fashion?
Deck Shoe Season and Duck Boot Season. HELLO!!!



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said by vaxvms:

A nearly century-old hunting boot is catching on with a younger generation that sees the utilitarian footwear as hip.

Gee I must be a fashionistia, mine are in the closet and have been for years. Nice to wear when it is not cold enough to freeze.

/tom
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Re: Maine fashion trend

»www.wired.com/autopia/2012/01/to···topia%29

To The L.L. Bean Bootmobile — And Step On It!

"Batman has the Batmobile, Oscar Meyer has the Weinermobile — it only makes sense that L.L. Bean is bringing us the Bootmobile.

The Maine-based outdoor outfitter is marking their centennial this year, and they’re celebrating by driving a giant boot-shaped truck through Times Square and lacing — er, racing — it through the streets of Manhattan.

From the trademark windows, green gas cap and tiny wheels, the Bootmobile appears to be cobbled together from a diesel Ford F-250 pickup. (It’s an automatic, so no heel-and-toe downshifts.) In true Yankee fashion, it’s wearing all-terrain tires, sports a Maine license plate and is missing a hubcap. It also has no trunk to speak of, which is sure to confuse the heck out of British tourists."



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said by capecoddah:

It also has no trunk to speak of, which is sure to confuse the heck out of British tourists."

How can you have a bootmobile without a Boot?

Boot is what the Brits call our trunk.

/tom


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I can't wait to see the headlines when it hits a moose crossing the road.

If it parks illegally will the police boot the boot?



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Will Canadians ask: "What's it all a-boot?"



05451874

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Why did they leave the boot untied? Are they trying to start a new trend of not tying your boots?!?!?



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said by 05451874:

Why did they leave the boot untied? Are they trying to start a new trend of not tying your boots?!?!?

Just going out to get the paper/ late for work?
New trend?