Originally Posted by Hackett
As far as shirts go, I haven't tried the Land's End tailored line, since they don't offer anything in a 15-35. I have, though, had relatively good experiences with their custom line, as far as cost and fit are concerned.
Great thread - I've never seen it before, but I am in this group (about 6'1" and 150lbs).
As for land's end, I like them because they ship fast and so far they always have a pretty good quality product for the low prices. Unfortunately I got turned off their shirts because I ordered a custom shirt and indicated my size and requested the slim cut, but the shirt I got still had a fair bit of excess fabric, big armholes, tight wrists, and the length was slightly excessive. Also, because it was a custom order it took a LONG time to arrive. The shirt wasn't unwearable and the fabric was really nice, so I kept it rather than going through the trouble of sending it back. Because of this experience I never bothered to order any of their RTW tailored fit shirts.
Since then I've found that modern tailor does the same thing for a similar price or less with FAR more options and MUCH faster shipping.
Aside from shirts, I've got some of my favorite ties from them for $15 or less on sale, and today my suede wingtips arrived - I am looking forward to going home and trying them on, and I'm really hoping they fit! I've also been tempted to try a blazer or sport coat from LE, but haven't yet... thanks to this thread I know to avoid cotton when I do.
Finally, in response to the OP (and maybe this has been asked, but I havn't gone through every page of this thread) does the "no cotton" rule apply to corduroy as well? I've been thinking that I'd like a cord sport coat lately...