From: Freeport, Maine
Founded: 1955

Downeast Maine is one of the moodiest yet most beautiful places in New England America. The area's rocky beaches, frequent storms, and hyper-local accent require footwear that doesn't fall apart and gains respectable nods from Mainers. Eastland Shoe resides in Freeport, Maine. While the brand could easily have been overshadowed by its big brother in L.L. Bean, it has set its own path and established itself as one of America's most sought after shoemakers. In business since 1955, the brand's Made in Maine collection and subsequent collaborations with Mark McNairy have not only cemented its currency with #menswear crowds, but anyone who needs a good pair of bluchers, deck-soled footwear, or something that's dressy, yet rugged enough to clang against an April drizzle.

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