It’s on sale: L.L.Bean — Both L.L.Bean mainline and L.L.Bean Signature are on sale with 10% off (and free shipping, as always) through the end of the day. They rarely have sales, so this is probably as cheap as their gear gets until stuff goes on end-of-season clearance.
Some of my picks:
Norwegian sweater: A design that’s been considered a trad staple. For a while, L.L.Bean’s re-issue of these were being made in China, but they’ve since re-introduced them from Norway again. $125.10 on sale.
Matinicus Rock chunky-knit cardigan: Made from Shetland wool and chunky knit. Every winter I wear my thick cardigan around the house almost daily and it’s a good way to stay warm. Plus, they’re comfortable in that “old grandpa clothes” sort of way. $116.10 on sale.
Bean Boots: The classic. Be warned: these sell out incredibly fast once winter really hits. If you’re thinking about getting yours, then get them early and on sale. I’ve had mine for several winters now and they’ve been a necessity for dealing with snow muddy slush. $89.10 on sale.
Ragg-wool socks: These are amazing. I have one pair and they’re some of the thickest socks I’ve ever worn. If you only buy one pair of “keep your toes warm” socks for winter, I’d vouch for a pair of these. $17.05 on sale.