Well in my local vintage shop today I came across these boys-L.L. Bean Katahdins. I was knocked out by the build quality, and I hummed and hah-ed for a while before deciding I had to have them, Xmas on the way or no. I believe they’re actually made by Chippewa (they have Chippewa soles and insoles). Hardly any wear, in fact they could probably use some more breaking in. I’ve been eyeing up a pair of Iron Rangers for a while, perhaps these may cure me of that!