LL Bean Signature Fall 2011

Our Fall 2011 Favorites from LL Bean's Hipper, Heritage-Inspired Signature Line

Cotton Linen Field Coat, $175; Six Pocket Skinny Jean, $69

>> A year and a half into his creative directorship at LL Bean's younger-bent heritage line, LL Bean Signature, Alex Carleton is turning out polished, modern versions of the Bean archives more than ever. Fans of the Givenchy Rottweiler sweater and the Balenciaga German Shepherd sweater will appreciate Carleton's own take — the duck sweater; other highlights for Fall 2011 include a sporty wedge boot with contrast piping, a mustard-highlighted field coat (left), and a roomy drawstring bag. The collection launches online Aug. 1 — we've highlighted the top looks in the slideshow.