You're probably familiar with the hilarious Your L.L. Bean Boyfriend blog, which profiles the perfectly fabricated backgrounds of the hunky guys in the ubiquitous Maine retailer's catalog.

Well, they haven't updated it in months and now the gorgeous men in plaid are showing some skin as the temperatures rise. For this reason, I have taken it upon myself to hunt down my L.L. Bean summer boyfriend. Yes, I am happily married, this is just a catalogue boyfriend. As long as I don't come home with any weird paper cuts, Mark doesn't mind.

And obviously, you can buy whatever these guys are wearing at L.L. Bean stores nationwide and at LLBean.com.

Let's see what we have here...

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His piercing stare makes me think he has x-ray vision. I love his strong, silent type look. But wait! Is this the same model smiling and not selling a shirt?!

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Can I take a moment to give it up for hairy man-arms? I love that this mature, happy looking guy hasn't waxed his body to look like a prepubescent boy. That's why I'm looking for a boyfriend from the LL Bean catalogue, they keep it real. Can we maybe just take it down a button though?

 

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This guy probably has a kegerator in his kitchen. He tells his mom that it's an eco-friendly dishwasher so that she won't host an intervention. There's potential here...

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This guy looks like he would keep me in line. He looks strict, like maybe he makes a lot of trips to the hardware store-if you know what I mean. Would he make me call him Mr. Grey? Nice sweater though.

 

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Have you noticed that none of these guys shave? Would it be a weird first date to ask a guy if you could shave him? That's a together kind of thing to do, right? His beard looks like it's that evil length that takes off the first 4 layers of skin when making out. His well-intentioned gentle kisses would be marred by a painful full-face exfoliation.

 

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Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!!! We have a winner! THIS is my perfect summertime LL Bean boyfriend! I LOVE his 90's haircut, his beard looks long enough to be soft-and he's wearing a leather bracelet. He would take you out on his boat to an island on Casco Bay, where there is amazing food, other great-looking people and a bonfire. He drinks local beer and doesn't comb his hair after showering and likes to press you up against a surface to kiss you. You know, like a tree, a car, his eco-friendly dishwasher...

 

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Well, that was a nice way to spend 15 minutes at work! Did you have a favorite? What qualities does your summer boyfriend have to have? Comment on our Fan Page or tweet #llbeanhookup

Time to get Mark some summer plaid.

Celeste