I suppose it isn’t surprising, given how much my current aesthetic skews preppy, that I found much to like here, and I always feel like a purchase from L.L. Bean is bound to be a good one, because their stuff is so fairly-priced and stupendously well-made. Consider this barn coat: I think I’d wear it endlessly once cooler weather hits.
I like the horn buttons on this duffel coat.
You can spend a lot on a braided belt, but you don’t have to.
This striped pullover would look fantastic layered under a blazer.
A perfectly classic peacoat that comes in a variety of colors, though I’m partial to tried-and-true navy.
This sweater feels kind of French to me.
There is something delightfully anti-statusy about wearing an L.L. Bean watch, and I happen to think this one is really smart-looking.
This field jacket is a slightly more well-tailored alternative to an army jacket.
Just a fun blue clog with a substantial heel.
I appreciate that this fisherman sweater isn’t too chunky, which is my main complaint about most fisherman sweaters.
I include this sweater for sentimental reasons. Just about everyone at my boarding school owned one—the preppy kids wore theirs with khakis, and the hippie girls liked to pair them with Indian block print skirts, which looked kind of weird but also kind of awesome.
And finally: a really handsome weekender.