Well, Clemson lost this weekend to the University of South Carolina, and my brother was in Columbia watching the game.  I haven’t heard from him since, but his last words to me before the game were, “I hope I don’t get stabbed.”

So, I don’t think he’s in a blogging mood.  I’ll attempt to do this Menswear Monday by myself.

I don’t really know much about men’s clothing, which is why I outsource this feature on my blog.  I do know, however, that my brother loves the L.L.Bean catalog, and after thumbing through it in search of gifts for him, I’ve found that I do, too.  No, I’m not going to buy anything for myself there – probably ever – but those rugged-looking, well-dressed men are a great marketing technique.  They make me want to buy all those clothes for every man in my life.  I.e., I’m pretty sure that dressing like these catalog guys would guarantee any man any woman.

I’m not the only one who feels this way.  There’s a whole tumblr dedicated to the L.L.Bean man.  Your L.L. Bean Boyfriend chronicles the men who we love from the catalog, giving them out-doorsy, yet sensitive personalities and dialogue.  I can almost hear their baritone voices now.

Scroll through the site for the beauty, the humor, or for legit menswear ideas.  Trust me, you can never go wrong with the classic L.L. Bean look. 

Here is just one example to whet your appetite: