The eBay Find | 1960's LL Bean Sailing Jacket

The quest to find vintage bean, Woolrich, Filson and other good American vintage took a positive swing last week upon the discovery of one particular eBay seller. One specific item –this LL Bean sailing jacket – was particularly notable. The color and the cork drawstring cord-pulls make it a must own. (Thanks to James for the tip)




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Comments on “The eBay Find | 1960's LL Bean Sailing Jacket

    Steve on February 17, 2009 9:18 AM:

    What a great find. I often find myself leaving eBay a little frustrated, I just cannot navigate myself around the sheer volume of utter rubbish BUT when you can find something special like you have, it makes it all worth while. Game on.

    Matt on February 17, 2009 9:29 AM:

    eBay was a lot of fun when it started 10 years ago. Unfortunately they’ve become ePay in the past couple of years. It’s still good to shop on, but it’s really lost the original spirit of independence and turned more into another outlet for big-box sellers.

    dan on February 17, 2009 9:57 AM:

    Steve, you may already know this, but you can input keywords on your ebay preferences and they will send an email anytime a, oh, “Vincent Black Shadadow” is listed. Saves time scouring the pages of Honda Cubs.

    dan on February 17, 2009 9:57 AM:

    Oops, meant “Shadow.”

    INVISIBLE AGENT on February 17, 2009 10:01 AM:

    That’s awesome! Every now and then some great L.L. Bean catalogs from the 20’s – 40’s show up on Ebay. They’re right up your alley ACL.


    Foster on February 17, 2009 10:20 AM:

    matt, your just salty… ebay is still an awesome place to find almost anything. quit crying.

    Chris on February 17, 2009 11:02 AM:

    So this is the L.L. Bean jacket you alluded too at the R.G. party. Very sharp sir, very sharp.


    james of secret forts on February 17, 2009 11:15 AM:

    damn nice find.
    Love that label.

    james fox on February 17, 2009 11:39 AM:

    i’m a sucker for a good ll bean ski vest too. the older cursive label again.

    Richard on February 17, 2009 12:28 PM:

    That’s a cracker – great colour for the spring, looks like it’s pretty well cut too.

    One for sailors and landlubbers alike!

    walterthefifth on February 17, 2009 1:32 PM:

    That guy’s shop is amazing.

    Matt on February 17, 2009 1:32 PM:

    Hey Foster!

    I’m not crying, just tired of bleeding money every time I sell something on eBay. If you’d been on there from the beginning you’d feel the loss too!

    Michael Williams on February 17, 2009 1:35 PM:

    I agree, eBay ain’t what it used to be. I suppose that’s what happens when Wall Street gets involved. Makes you appreciate Craigslist (I recognize obvious irony with that statement).

    Also, that guy’s offerings are indeed top notch.


    nakedundermyclothes on February 17, 2009 2:18 PM:

    Wow, price on that jacket just sky-rocketed…

    Hobo Ken on February 17, 2009 3:20 PM:

    It’s alright but let’s not get carried away here – it’s not ALL that.

    Victor on February 17, 2009 4:03 PM:

    gahhhh, you just blew up another gem!!!!!

    Blushing Hostess on February 17, 2009 5:27 PM:

    This is awesome. Where are my Sperry’s?

    seth on February 17, 2009 6:59 PM:


    are you from baltimore?


    Erik Avram Sälgström Peterson on February 17, 2009 7:50 PM:


    Chris Bray on February 17, 2009 8:06 PM:


    You may do for Ebay sellers what Oprah does for authors in her book club. I wonder what this jacket would have gone for had you not mentioned it. $130 tops. You could charge a %. Skies the limit old chap.

    joseph on February 17, 2009 8:13 PM:

    Kinda annoying of you to post this ACL.
    You just the price way out of reach for me (and surely increased the demand for similar stuff over the next few months).
    Here’s how you make it up to me, hype up old wool Woolrich shirts this next week while I list a couple of mine, fair?

    I actually saw a LLB coat just like this go unbid on about a year ago (when I thought I was a small in old LLB stuff.

    dwilton on February 18, 2009 7:04 AM:

    Thanks for the tip on that vendor. Picked up his fishtail parka for super cheap.

    Jay on February 23, 2009 4:48 PM:

    Yeah so this is the jacket you alluded to at the RG party…
    Based on the draw strings it looks like the one lined with life jacket material so you float when you fall off the boat.
    Where is it exactly? You can messenger it to W 26th street or just bring it to PBC Wednesday. Either works for me. Thanks.

    Matthew Rempert on January 11, 2010 9:38 PM:

    wow, cool jacket!! I didnt realize that there was people collecting vintage L.L. bean. I have a store and as i have shopped at auctions i just put the vintage clothes and shoes away on the shelf and forget about it. I have this coat also in mint condition and a really cool pair of vintage green canvas wading shoes with felt soles i cant find much if any info on them!! Love those vintage items

    connor on January 28, 2010 1:43 PM:

    hey hey… here’s another. would love to buy it but 120 is a bit steep. hope someone else finds it useful

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