What does the L.L. in L.L. Bean stand for?
The L.L. in L.L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood. L.L. The company was founded in 1912 by its namesake, hunter and fisherman Leon Leonwood Bean. The company began by selling a single product, the Maine Hunting Shoe also known as "Bean Boots", which was a waterproof boot that he created and sold to hunters. Since its inception, the company has branched out not only to variations on its boots but to other outdoor equipment such as firearms, backpacks, and tents, as well as producing a full line of clothing, which is now its mainstay.
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