I was out running errands in Madison today and found myself near a Lands End Inlet...their version of an outlet store. I decided to stop in to see if they had any Canvas stuff and on the "back rack" of weird closeout items I did find two chambray shirts that must be pre-production versions of the Canvas ones (unless LE did shirts almost exactly like the Canvas ones at one tiem). Material feels the same and overall design of the pockets and the unique pieced sleeves are the same but there are some cool differences. These were tagged Lands End and fit more like a LE item then Canvas. I'm a XL in canvas and the black L I got is a great fit and the blue XL is on the big side but for the $12 each they cost me I figured what the hell.
First the collar is bigger and holds it's shape better, not as soft or floppy as the canvas version. Also this is much darker then my grey Canvas chambray. Similar feel to material but this is more a black chambray then a grey.
It also has a button on the back...not sure what this is actually called but I think its a cool feature.
The sleeve has double buttons as well. On this shirt they are also more "pearl" like rather then the white plastic. The blue shirt I picked up has the buttons from the Canvas lines but is otherwise the same as this one.
Finally this doesn't have the hidden lower button like the Canvas shirts do.
Also found out we have a Canvas store downtown so I stopped by there while I was out and picked up a navy blue henley. I really like the material and the fit is good for me but probably not slip enough for most folks here I'm guessing. Overall the store was ok...layout and decor was still lacking something...it was Lands End trying to be cool and trendy but you still had a bit of the LE feel.