Originally Posted by lemmywinks
LEC is like really far down on brand hierarchy. I would still think about LEC for buying a cheap shirt or two for going out to clubs or parties if I know there is a chance for stuff to get spilled on my shirt. It's also a good place to buy clothes if you're just starting out your wardrobe and want to experiment a little. I have a Shaker Shawl Cardigan and Fair Isle sweater from a year ago. I wear the cardigan a lot and get a lot of compliments on it and the other time I wore the Fair Isle sweater I got non-stop compliments.
Final verdict - Only buy when there's at least a 30-40% code. Really solid clothing at its price if you bother taking your clothes to the tailor. Sizing is kind of a mess because they're inconsistent from shirt to shirt. I think it used to be easier to return stuff to Sears but I'm not so sure anymore.
I wouldn't mess with their pants because none of the cuts seem to be flattering enough. Size down one on any knitwear. If I was still in high school I would probably wear a lot more LEC and then start phasing it out my closet while keeping some stuff that I like to wear as beater stuff.
Agreed. I wouldn't spend $150 - 200 on white jeans because I know they'll get trashed, but I picked up a couple of 'em from LEC for like $12 each, and they're outstanding. They fit really well and I love wearing 'em. I also use LEC for things like Henleys, socks, and plaid shirts. And I order things in styles and colors I normally wouldn't choose; sometimes they even work out. I wait 'til things are heavily discounted, order 8 - 10 items, and 2 - 3 are keepers. The cost is low enough and the return policy is outstandingly generous.
It'll be interesting to see where this li'l experiment
goes. At $130 me thinks they've priced it beyond their typical core consumer - I don't think "selvedge" resonates w/ 'em to spend double or treble what they normal do for a shirt. If it flops we may see these heavily discounted soon enough.Edited by curzon - 12/26/11 at 9:00am