These Boots

Yours truly, February 26th, 2010

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One of my favorite posts of mine where I get all kinds of human and hot and bothered with a pair of LL Bean boots.

The man in this shot is probably named Dean. He has never heard of Fred Segal but that's straight with me. He probably has a limited repertoire of things he likes to make for dinner, but they're all solid, tasty, and comforting. Perhaps he played rugby in high school or was on crew, but was a bit too much of a lone wolf to be a true team player. He grew up in New Hampshire and dropped out of college to find himself and did some deep sea fishing in the Keys for a minute. He has read Hemingway but thinks he's a bit overrated. He doesn't really cry, but did tear up while watching "Brian's Song". He doesn't put product in his hair and his boys are jealous of how evenly he can grow a beard. He smells like your freshman History professor. He is a huge fan of Jeff Bridges, especially as the Dude. He likes girls who wear flimsy sundresses. Lately he's rediscovered how great The Modern Lovers are, hell the whole Beserkely canon in general. He's hanging at his parents house in Maine in this shot- it's fall and he's wondering why the hell he hasn't met you yet. His sense of humor is not immediately evident, but after a couple of Makers and gingers, it will take you by surprise. He loves America but is curious about the peculiar foods of Japan, though he finds Andrew Zimmern insufferable. (A plus). He is vaguely aware he is a bit of a cliché, but he's cool with that.