Saturday Reading – Guaranteed to Last

On February 18, 2012, in Home, by Ryan & Ben

Image: L.L. Bean

From stories passed down from our grandparents, to those told through endless pages of textbooks, we have always had a keen interest in history.  If you are the same way, or just a huge L.L. Bean fan, today’s Saturday Reading suggestion is right up your alley.  Honestly, we think  Guaranteed to Last: L.L. Bean’s Century of Outfitting America by Jim Gorman is a must read for anyone who has ever laced up a pair of Bean Boots.

Written to commemorate L.L. Bean’s 100th anniversary, Guaranteed to Last takes readers on a journey that spans from 1912 when L.L. Bean himself created his first product, the Maine Hunting Shoe, to present day.  Not only does the book tell the story of L.L. Bean, it features countless interesting tidbits about products, employees, and virtually everything else that can be connected to the brand.  Even if you aren’t much of a reader, you could spend a day pouring over the vintage product shots and catalog covers from years past.


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