LL Bean

L.L. Bean

Freeport Maine Shopping Destination LL Bean Outlet Store

LL Bean L.L.Bean is an American privately held mail-order, online and retail company founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean and currently based in Freeport, Maine. LL Bean is a Maine shopping destination and one of the most recognizable New England products in the world. The Freeport store specializes in clothing and outdoor recreation equipment. Leon Leonwood Bean (1872–1967) was an inventor, author, outdoor enthusiast, and founder of the company L.L.Bean. Please share your L.L. Bean comments. To feature your business, contact us.

LL Bean – A Maine Shopping Travel Destination

History of LL Bean


Bean was born in the town of Greenwood, Maine on November 13, 1872, to Benjamin Warren Bean and Sarah (Swett) Bean. He had five brothers. Bean’s interest in business was shown early, with his first money earned when he was nine years old. He was told he could attend the local fair or sell steel traps to his father, and Bean decided to sell the traps. When Bean was 12 years of age, his parents died only four days apart from each other. He moved to South Paris, Maine to stay with his family. When Bean was 13 years old, he killed and sold his first deer. His education was limited. Bean’s schooling outside of public school includes only one semester at Hebron Academy and a course in business at Kent’s Hill Academy. Bean paid for the limited amount of schooling he completed by himself.

Leon Leonwood Bean

Leon Leonwood Bean

Foundation of L.L.Bean

Bean was an avid hunter and fisherman. In his outdoor activities, he noticed that his boots would become soaked with water. Bean set out to resolve this inconvenience and developed plans for a waterproof boot. The boot was a combination of lightweight leather for the upper part of the boot and rubber on the bottom. He brought the plans to a cobbler, and the first boots were made. Bean felt the boot produced to be of good quality, and obtained a list of nonresident Maine hunting license holders, and prepared a descriptive mail order circular. He promised 100% money back for anyone who was unhappy with the boots.



Because of this, Bean had to refund 90% of the costs of the first 100 sets of boots made, when the rubber on the bottom developed cracks Bean seemed not to mind returning the money, and the popularity of the boots was clear. In 1911, Bean took out a loan in the amount of $400 and set off to Boston. In Boston, he offered the United States Rubber Company the remainder of his $400 to produce a better quality boot for him. With the better quality boots available, Bean set up a boot shop in his brother’s basement in Freeport, Maine. His skills and trials as an entrepreneur, along with his promise to return 100% money back on all items, were detailed by many local and national newspapers of the time. By 1917, he had sold enough of his boots to buy a dedicated building for his shop on the main street of Freeport. In 1918, Bean realized the importance of patenting his invention. As the patent was granted, he moved on to inventing and improving more outdoor equipment and expanding his store to what L.L.Bean is today.


As An Author

Bean published a book in 1942, called Hunting, Fishing and Camping, and an autobiography, in 1960, called My Story: the Autobiography of a Down-East Merchant.”

Death and Legacy

Bean died in Pompano Beach, Florida, on February 5, 1967, at the age of 94. He was buried in Freeport’s Webster Cemetery. At the time of his death, the annual sales of his company were in the hundreds of millions. The company policy of giving 100% money back on returned products still applies today. Maine Medical Center has named one of its wings in his honor. In addition, his portrait hangs in a ground-floor corridor at the hospital. Not to be confused with the first floor, which is one floor up from the ground level.

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LL BEAN STYLE MEN’S BOOTS

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  • No returns and no refunds on gift cards.
  • No returns and no refunds on gift cards.
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  • ADVANCED DURABLE DESIGN – With reinforced yarn in the heel and toe for increased durability and a fully cushioned footbed for additional comfort plus performance, these wool socks for men and women have specially engineered arch compression reinforcement for full-motion support, stability, and greater balance to prevent any slipping or sliding while you are out and about!
  • ULTRA SOFT AND COZY The perfect socks for men and women who value comfort and warmth, these merino wool socks will keep your toes warm without causing itchy feelings against the skin. They also feature a reinforced toe and heel that ensures the long lasting durability of the socks
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  • ITCH FREE COMFORT Avoid the usual itchiness that wool socks often bring with these special wool socks. Women and men alike can enjoy the warmth and softness their feet need through winter socks with 80% merino wool composition
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  • COMFORT STRETCH: Crafted from 100% polyester that offers comfort stretch, this comfortable softshell makes for versatile wear — from the trail to the office.
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  • HANDY FEATURES: Thoughtful touches include an abrasion resistant chin guard, zippered chest and hand pockets, adjustable cuffs, and an adjustable hem.
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  • NO FUSS SIZING: One size adult; One size fits most. Dimensions - 9 5/8"(w) x 9 5/8"(h)
  • EASY CARE: Machine wash luke warm; tumble dry low. 100% Acrylic
  • Available in whole sizes only. If between sizes, please order 1/2 size up from your usual size.
  • 17mm sheepskin lining
  • 17mm UGGpure wool insole
  • Treadlite by UGG outsole for comfort
  • Suede upper
  • Soft suede upper
  • Lightweight and flexible molded EVA outsole
  • Fully lined with UGGpure wool
  • Wear indoors as a slipper or out with slim jeans and a V-neck
  • SIZE- Medium fits for (US Men Shoe Size 6-9.5, Women Shoe Size 7-9.5), Large fits for (US Men Shoe Size 9-12, Women Shoe Size 10-13)
  • KEEP YOUR FEET WARM - Extra warm for the extreme cold weather during the winter. Heavily brushed fuzzy warm lining make these insulated thermal socks provide soft and comfort for your feet during extended outdoor trail cold weather.
  • DESIGNED FOR EXTREME TEMPERATURES - Warmer Than Regular Socks! The insulated socks have been specially designed to keep your feet warm even when the temperature outside is too low. The thermal fuzzy socks are great ideal if you are working outdoors, go skiing or enjoy hiking and camping in the mountains during the winter.
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  • EXCELLENT GIFT CHOICE - Everyone needs more socks. Great socks often make great gifts in Christmas or other holidays. And these thermal socks make the perfect present for hikers, outdoor workers, for Thanks-giving or Daily Wear. It's a great gift in winter for family, friends and anyone you love, as birthday, New Year, Anniversary Christmas gift.
  • WINTER SOCKS FOR FREEZING FEET – Keep your feet from freezing, protect them from the biting cold winter chill, and enjoy superior comfort with Cozia Thermal Socks for men and women. Our wool socks (mens) have a soft brushed fuzzy inner that provides you with a comfortable fit, gives enhanced cushioning which makes you feel like stepping on a cloud, and helps always keep your feet protected from adverse weather conditions.
  • REINFORCED YARN DESGIN – Featuring a reinforced yarn in the heel and toe for increased durability, our warm socks have a fully cushioned footbed for additional comfort & performance, and an engineered arch compression support for full-motion assistance and stability. The natural temperature regulation of the wool socks (women) prevents your feet from getting cold during chilly weather and keeps them feeling warm.
  • SUPERIOR WOOL BLEND FOR COMFORT & SUPPORT – Our cozy socks have a high quality and unique wool blend of 80% Merino wool, 15% polyester, 4% nylon, and 1% spandex which conform to the shape of your feet, remain crease-free, and stay in place without bunching up. These wool socks are designed with ankle vents to reduce bulk and to prevent your feet from getting tired easily so that you can perform your best all day long!
  • ITCH FREE AND BREATHABLE MATERIAL – Featuring ventilation channels for free air circulation and increased breathability, our wool socks for men have superior moisture control fiber technology that instantly wicks away all the moisture, fights odors, and keeps your feet completely dry. The hypoallergenic material of the merino wool hiking socks is soft on the sensitive skin, doesn’t cause any itching or irritation, and is safe to wear.
  • SIZES THAT FIT EVERY FEET – Available in various sizes; small-medium (fits shoe sizes: men 5-9.5/women 6-10.5) and medium-large (fits shoe sizes: men 9.5-14/women 11-15), these boot socks make thoughtful gift for all the lovely women and men in your life for all festive and non-festive occasions like Birthdays, Anniversaries, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's, and more!
  • Rounded Toe Design and Flex & Fold: This supports healthy feet with its unique shape giving complete freedom of movement. The Hey Dude Wally Men’s Lace Up Loafers Comfortable & Light-Weight will be an instant favorite in your modern-casual shoe collection and are the perfect men’s shoes.
  • Lightweight with Elastic Laces: Manufactured using an elastic material that allows them to flex with the foot, resulting in a shoe that fits more uniformly. Each shoe weighs 6 ounces or less making it one of the lightest pairs of shoes around. The ideal Hey Dude Shoes for Men that you will surely love.
  • Comfortable Durable High-Quality Material: Designed with you in mind. This Wally shoe boasts the comfort of walking on clouds. Featuring an insole that reduces odors, lightweight outsole, and breathable cotton fabric that makes the Wally one of the most comfortable shoes on the market.
  • Great For Travel & On The Go: The removable memory foam cushioned insole provides maximum comfort and reduces sweating and odors. Machine Washable Friendly (Cold). Sizing Tip: If you usually wear half sizes, we suggest choosing the next size up for the best overall fit.

LL BEAN STYLE WOMEN’S BOOTS



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