As I was flipping through Esquire's fall edition of The Big Black Book, I stumbled across an article titled, "A Damn Fine Day Out," where four designers test drove their fall collection in the great outdoors.
And when I got to the LL Bean Signature section, I quickly noticed that Alex Carleton was wearing LL Bean boots on his yacht. However, after a closer inspection, I realized that his boots had white deck soles.
I contacted Laurie Brooks (LL BeanPR) to get the scoop on these boots and she informed me that they are indeed Bean sailing boots that were only sold in '83 and '84. Alex brought along his vintage pair for the excursion.
If LL Bean ever decides to re-issue these BoatShoes, I'll be the first one in line to give them a test drive on a Flying Scott.