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LL Bean’s longstanding Katahdin Ironworks Boot by Chippewa:
I’ve had these great winter boots for several years. LL Bean used to sell them for about $30 less than they do now, but, if you look around they show up in new and like new condition on ebay from time to time. Even with the relatively recent $30 price increase, these boots are stil about $100 less than J. Crew’s recent Chippewa collaboration, which is essentially the same boot under a different name (the J. Crew boot is a bit ‘chunkier’ than the Bean Katahdin). Granted, they’re slightly different shades of brown too, but unless the color of the J. Crew boot is exactly what you’ve been looking for and have been unable to find, I say save yourself $100 and go with the Bean boots—plus, they’ve got a way better warranty than J. Crew…

LL Bean’s longstanding Katahdin Ironworks Boot by Chippewa:

I’ve had these great winter boots for several years. LL Bean used to sell them for about $30 less than they do now, but, if you look around they show up in new and like new condition on ebay from time to time. Even with the relatively recent $30 price increase, these boots are stil about $100 less than J. Crew’s recent Chippewa collaboration, which is essentially the same boot under a different name (the J. Crew boot is a bit ‘chunkier’ than the Bean Katahdin). Granted, they’re slightly different shades of brown too, but unless the color of the J. Crew boot is exactly what you’ve been looking for and have been unable to find, I say save yourself $100 and go with the Bean boots—plus, they’ve got a way better warranty than J. Crew…

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    x-mas listed, but with red boot laces.
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