Your LL Bean boyfriend is as sturdy as the Brawny man. Your LL Bean boyfriend is gruff in the woods and kind in the cabin. Your LL Bean boyfriend wears a 100% LL Bean wardrobe (naturally). Your LL Bean boyfriend is quite a delicious slice of the Tumblr pie this week.
Your LL Bean Boyfriend the illustrated crush list of born-and-bred Mainer Liz Pride, a recent college graduate who fused her love for romance novel parodies, L.L. Bean and men, into a rapidly-growing Tumblr. The site consists of gold-framed screenshots of the Freeport, Me.-based clothier’s finest menswear models with accompanying microstories about romance in the woods of the Pine Tree State. It’s part part daydream, part Porn for Women, and all easy on the eyes.
The archetypal LL Bean boyfriend is one just like the site’s tagline: “He will build you a table and then have sex with you on it. Doesn’t get much hotter than that.” One entry features a photo of a model in the L.L. Bean Mariner graphic t-shirt, above the description, “As I came through the door, exhausted, Silas said, “I know you had a long day at work, but The Mindy Project is on the DVR so go sit down and I’ll pop some popcorn.”
The models are all preppy, brooding, and often have a sprinkling of rugged facial hair. As of now, there is no accompanying LL Bean Girlfriend site, but Pride hasn’t ruled it out. In the meantime, no one seems to be complaining and many are feeding their eyes on the smorgasbord of handsomeness. Sure, the models are mere coathangers for outdoorswear, but a girl can dream, can’t she?