Christmas Catalogs

It’s that time of year…the Christmas catalogs have been filling up our mailbox. There is a lot of good stuff out there – here are some highlights:

Orvis Waxed Cotten Trapper Coat: Great looking coat. Orvis does a great job of adding that extra touch with the leather flaps and shoulders.
LL Bean – New Monogram Options. I’ll contend that LL Bean’s Trim Fit Oxford shirt is probably the best value out there. These monograms are only $6 per shirt.
J. Crew MacAlister Boots – It’s not the boots that are new, but the colored laces; what a great idea – I like them all: Dark Khaki boots with the red laces…oiled leather with the blue laces… I’ve never tried these on – how do they fit?


  1. L.A.S
    12/11/2010 / 4:21 PM

    Why anyone would waste their money on MacAlister's is beyond me. Clarks desert boots are cheaper, better made and flat out look superior.

  2. David
    12/11/2010 / 5:59 PM

    That Orvis trapper is where it's at, if I ever gave up my Barbour, it would probably be for that jacket.

    Also, definitely with LAS here, but I must admit I have been contemplating getting some colored laces for my Clarks.

  3. CTN
    12/11/2010 / 11:54 PM

    I think J Crew shoes are poor quality. I like the colored laces though. I have the Clark desert boots and agree with L.A.S

  4. JRS
    12/13/2010 / 11:00 AM

    I'll probably pull the trigger on Clarks very soon. I need to decide between another pair of Wallabees (snuff suede this time…) or a pair of Desert Boots (gray). Either way – I'm getting the colored laces from J. Crew.

  5. briandbuell
    12/27/2010 / 12:46 AM

    If you get an L.L. Bean Credit Card, monogramming is free.
    You see this bag?! This bag belongs to BDB.

  6. Martin
    01/08/2011 / 3:23 AM

    I've had my J. Crew MacAlister boots for over a year now and put them to great use. I love them! They look even better after breaking them in. The fit, however, is the downside. If you are looking for comfort, I would NOT recommend J. Crew. But if it's the look you are after, J. Crew by far has a more sleek silhouette than Clarks.

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