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The Maine Hunting Shoe: A Classic Re-Mix

When writing the latest blog posts for AMERICANA about L.L. Bean & Sticking With The Classics, I was reminded about the Maine Hunting Shoe & how it’s been re-mixed over the years.

Maine Hunting Shoe via L.L. Bean

 

Since 1912, L.L. Bean has been making the the classic “duck boot” in a variety of styles they have developed over the years. One can say that this humble hunting boot is the backbone of L.L. Bean, both as a brand and a company.

During the last wave of prep/ivy/classic American fashion, shoe designer Manolo Blahnik came out with a version of the Maine Hunting shoe for women, with a stiletto heel and pointed toe in 1978.

Manolo Blahnik's Maine Hunting Shoe 1978 via Foster Huntington

 

For Fall/Winter 2010, Tommy Hilfiger re-worked the Maine Hunting Shoe once again for high fashion, with several twists on the old classic.  Hilfiger’s designs delighted some, while horrifying others.

via Tommy Hilfiger Fall/Winter 2010

Tommy Hilfiger Fall/Winter 2010 via New York Magazine

Tommy Hilfiger Fall/Winter 2010 via New York Magazine

 

I think that’s what seperates classic American style from fleeting trends.  The ability to wear the original, a re-mix or both at the same time, with a nod to the past and the confidence to wear it today and onward toward tomorrow.

Should classic designs be left alone or is it ok to re-mix them for a new look?

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Sticking With The Classics

Do you think the rugged heritage look is something new for this season?  Well, think again!

This article appeared in TIME magazine in 1976 describing how outdoor clothing and traditional work wear became fashionable for the urban set back then:

via Time.com - TIME Magazine - November 29, 1976

Again in September 2010, the heritage look was dissected by The Wall Street Journal:

 

via The Wall Street Journal - September 24, 2010

That’s what we’re all about here at AMERICANA.

Sticking with the classics, which will always be in fashion…anytime…anywhere.

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Blue Gold: American Jeans

If you love denim, vintage, jeans, America, or all of the above, you must see this film.

To be released in early 2011. You can learn more here.


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Vintage Pac-Man

Here’s a little vintage video gaming fun to put you  in the right spirit for 2011!

Good luck!

And a little vintage Pac-Man music to go along with it…


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