LL Bean is on fire. The humble Maine-based outdoor brand can’t stop winning when it comes to collaborations, having just dished an
Not that LL Bean has ever lost its grip — there used to be a loooong
As such, it’s incredibly common to see the classic Bean Bag AKA Boat ‘n Tote in downtown New York, typically paired with lightwash jeans and adidas Sambas.
Over in Japan, though, LL Bean is a perpetual staple. There’s even a separate, Japan-only branch appropriately named LL Bean Japan. Funnily enough, it’s operated by LL Bean’s American headquarters, so LL Bean Japan could theoretically be imported overseas if its parent so wished.
In the past, we’ve seen
You’ve got smaller team-ups between LL Bean and gear brand Sanzo Komuten, American watch company Benrus, Taiwanese camp company
NEIGHBORHOOD isn’t the streetwear powerhouse it once was though it certainly needs no help moving product.
In fact, the LL Bean collaboration fits well within NEIGHBORHOOD’s wheelhouse, considering that the Japanese brand operates an gardening-focused sub-label called Specimen Research Laboratory, or SRL.
Not that LL Bean x NEIGHBORHOOD is terribly outdoorsy, given that it simply comprises overdyed dad caps and Boat ‘n Totes.
But it’s neat enough and its further proof of the LL Bean renaissance currently underway.