Originally Posted by boston
I like J Crew, and Lands End.
Lands End stuff is usually cut way big, especially shirts and sweaters. J Crew is generously cut, but not as blousy as Lands End. Lands End recently launched a "tailored fit" line which is fairly fitted -- slimmer than the standard J Crew stuff.
I will also add that although J Crew usually has more funky colors than Lands End, Lands End occassionally does create some crazy colors as well. They had a bunch of moleskin trousers last season that were red, purple, green, etc. I bought the brown ones and am happy with them.
One warning about Lands End: they have a navy blue they call "true navy", but it is actually really light in real life (more like electric blue). Quite terrible.
Their custom shirt program rocks.
I find I have to size waaaaay down for Lands' End polos, but I really do like them otherwise.
LE's real navy blue color is "midnight navy", I believe. I picked up a duffel coat in this color, and it's just about right.