Throw Back Preppy Thursdays L.L. Bean Chamois Cloth
If you didn't notice I'm a huge fan of vintage L.L. Beanadvertisements. I had the privilege to view their 2014 fall/winter collection yesterday. Stay tuned guys for an upcoming post. I really like what they did with the Chamois shirt also known as "The Shammy". TheShammy is a L.L. Bean preppy and outdoor staple. It falls in the same group ofmust haves like L.L. Bean boots, Norwegians and camp socks. For 80 years, it has been a classic. LeonLeonwood Bean introduced the shirt in 1927 as a leatherette shirt, but he renamed the shirt Bean Chamois Cloth Shirt in 1933. He also tested the shirt for two years in his usual hunting trips. What I liked the most from the Mr. Bean was that every product had to meet his expectations before coming out to the public. Chamois a soft cloth fabric made in imitation of chamois leather. The name “Chamois” or “Shammy” comes from the name of the mountain goat found in Eastern Europe. This goat leather was very supple and soft. It was mainly used in gloves in the late part of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th. The name chamois was then applied to the thick and tough yet soft cotton flannel shirts because it had similar characteristics. The shirt is perfect for the outdoors because it's thick, wind resistant, warm,. It features double needle stitching in key points like armholes, sleeves and side seams.Loving the prices on the advertisements!