Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Bean Boot Project: Young Man/Old Man Guest Post

Conor has gotten face time over here before and for good reason.  His blog, Young Man/Old Man, has the great theme of chronicling the various aspects of his life that fall into the two aforementioned categories.  Outside of this really unique concept, the guy has got one of the better wardrobes in the blogosphere and is always putting together some pretty killer kits.  Not only are you going to get some thrifted "trad" gems, but a nice shot of RRL and other tip-top pieces.  If you ever wanted to know how to properly throw on a bandanna or rock a collar pin through the middle of your tie look no further.  More importantly, Conor is a great guy who I can always count on dropping some insightful and honest knowledge in the comments.  With what time he finds in his hectic schedule (he's currently finishing up school at Clemson) he's putting in serious work over at YM/OM and everywhere else.  If nothing else, you need to head over to check out dude's 'stache...classic badass-ery at its best.

For his guest post Conor talks a little about his initial hesitant to the Bean boot (blindly drinking the Kool-Aid is never a good look) and his subsequent warming up to them.  Not to mention he shouts out the oft-overlooked Bison Bean boot, which easily deserves its own tribute.

"When I first came to Clemson, South Carolina from South Florida, one of the most ubiquitous items I saw was the Bean boot. I had never seen them before, and to be honest, for the first two years I was here I thought they were terribly ugly. I'm still not fully on board with the tan/dark brown versions, but for a long time I've been wanting a pair of tall, dark brown boots (such as the Bison leather or the 10"
shearling lined versions). As it will probably never be cold enough to wear the shearling version, the Bison leather will have to be it (although I am very excited to see what Bean will be doing with the
canvas version for the L.L. Bean Signature collection). "


[Note: Head here for the project's backstory. Also, If you are reading this and I requested a submission from you or if you would just like to participate please feel free to submit (contact via email). Your participation, as always, is still much anticipated and appreciated.] 

1 comment:

  1. anything bison, whether its food or leather, is a go in my book