Patrick Ryan
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Maine Line

There's a thin line between hip outdoorsy workwear and straight-up costumery, and it's easier than you might think to cross the line. That hunting cap is pretty tempting, but those without a gun rack should probably pass. That's why L.L. Bean's Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife line is so great. On-trend, yet still durable enough to actually be worn for function, the capsule collection of cabin classics is selling out in Japan (home to 14 L.L. Bean outposts). And for every piece sold, the company donates proceeds to the state's education and wildlife conservation. Here's just a few of our favorites.

  • Before Alex Carleton founded Rogues Gallery, he was L.L. Bean's head designer.

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