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post #316 of 3521
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Originally Posted by Biggie_Robs View Post
Promotion Code JUNE28 and PIN 6322

This should be good for free shipping, but I'm not aware of any LE promo codes that don't exclude Canvas.

Just wait for the "save x% on one item" coupons; they work on Canvas items. Based on a quick scan of my inbox, it seems they have a 25-30% off coupon twice a month.
post #317 of 3521
http://jcrewaficionada.blogspot.com/...as-30-off.html
post #318 of 3521
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Originally Posted by Foxtrot View Post
Just wait for the "save x% on one item" coupons; they work on Canvas items. Based on a quick scan of my inbox, it seems they have a 25-30% off coupon twice a month.

Yes, they've happened, but I don't think any were on when the question was asked. Currently, Facebook friends of Canvas are getting 30% off and free shipping. It should open up to everyone tomorrow, June 30.
post #319 of 3521
New colors and styles are now available. Check them out.
post #320 of 3521
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Originally Posted by a-rock View Post

Right now brands like JCrew are still my go-to, but I acknowledge that will change as I get older. More and more I'm starting to pick up pieces from RL on the higher end and LE on the lower end. Haven't gotten to BB yet, those extra slim fit oxfords will probably eventually lure me in. And eventually one day you end up on the trad forum in AAAC. That's how the cycle works.

It's funny, my progression was from Abercrombie to J Crew to Brooks Brothers/Lands End/other traditional american labels. And I'm 21
post #321 of 3521
Anyone have experience with the 09/10 LE wingtip now on clearance? $50, brown suede, Johnston & Murphy-level quality?
post #322 of 3521
I've heard nothing but bad things, probably best to save your money
post #323 of 3521
The "calf" versions look awful but dark brown suede is usually decent at the lower price points. It has a better kind of cheap rubber sole, and it's blobby like an Alden, which I think appropriate for a wing tip. I ordered a pair for possible beater use. There's a LE/Sears not five minutes from my work so returns are easy.
post #324 of 3521
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Originally Posted by BB1 View Post
But existing LE customers will indeed grow old, die, and no one will truly replace what they represent. The supposed replacements are the next younger generation. However younger generations have different attitudes about life, fashion, and consumption due to different experiences growing up. Unlike the boomers their lives were not defined by Vietnam War, the 60's counter culture, etc.

Companies like LE have to adjust to match the younger generation's different tastes if they want to survive. But how can they do this without alienating their existing cash cow customer base in the process? And how can they overcome the negative stereotypes younger generations have rightly attached to their brand name? Thus far, they have not demonstrated much of an ability to shift their demographic.



I'm not sure I agree with the notion that as people grow older they tend to brand hop in a progression towards brands representing increasingly more elderly styles. Instead I'd propose that as people grow older they become more resistant to change, causing their style to become more static. Ultimately their fashion seems elderly not due to their specific clothing types (i.e. suit vs. graphic t-shirt), but because the styles are not current and instead rooted in the past.

Thus a large number of brands appear to "age" (i.e. stay static) with their customers as they grow older, as this is the surest way to continue selling product to your already established customers. Such company's styles are heavily based on the past, yet they still add a small dose of the current into their designs. Confirming the belief that older people like to believe they look somewhat current, yet prefer to do so on their own terms-- using the outdated styles they feel comfortable with. A prefect example are some of the jeans sold by companies like LE and LL Bean. Most of their "mom jeans" cuts are basically 1980's style fashion that's been slightly modernized.

Most of the baby boomers today are wearing stuff similar to what they wore years ago. Jeans represented rebellion to many of this generation, and look how they continue with it today, believing wearing jeans to the office is a sign of success (or rebellion against the system). How many of these boomers would fit in with the "trad" misfits at AAAC anyway?

That you are posting in SW&D today, yet can envision yourself wearing Brooks Brothers and posting on Ask Andy's as your inevitable future makes me think you're not very old-- i.e. you're basing your concept of what growing older means more on a stereotype and less on experience.

Totally agree.
post #325 of 3521
Up to 50 percent off on a lot of items today....
post #326 of 3521
used a $20 off 100 with free ship code to pick up a few things today: KIDCOOL pin 3442 Mainly just got v-necks, at ~$10each I like them considerably better than H&M and other cheap undershirts. Also leather sandles and one of the poplin shirts that was only like $15. Hopefully the sandles don't suck, lost my rainbows so I need a new pair.
post #327 of 3521
the suede wingtips are the best $50 shoes i've seen. they are not aldens but they could be of use for someone, esp. a young person. the regular fit almost like an E width. full in the toe. def. cheap, made in china, but not so bad. still undecided on keeping them or not.
post #328 of 3521
What do you guys think about the canvas work bag? It looks nice, especially in navy and its on sale. Buy or not?
post #329 of 3521
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Originally Posted by miekjoens View Post
What do you guys think about the canvas work bag? It looks nice, especially in navy and its on sale. Buy or not?

Try it out. I purchased the Rugby shirt, and it is awesome for the price: sturdy, well-made stuff.
post #330 of 3521
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But existing LE customers will indeed grow old, die, and no one will truly replace what they represent. The supposed replacements are the next younger generation. However younger generations have different attitudes about life, fashion, and consumption due to different experiences growing up.
Why is it that LE customers would simply die off without anyone to replace them? Would you say the same of RL or any other brand? For one, companies change offerings and product mixes to meet those ever-changing tastes. Fashion-forward cuts and styles, product-line extensions like RLBL, Rugby, HickeyStyle, LL Bean Sig, LECanvas, etc. help capture younger mkts for their respective parent labels.
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Companies like LE have to adjust to match the younger generation's different tastes if they want to survive. But how can they do this without alienating their existing cash cow customer base in the process? And how can they overcome the negative stereotypes younger generations have rightly attached to their brand name? Thus far, they have not demonstrated much of an ability to shift their demographic.
By all accounts, the Canvas line has been a huge success for them. And it's hard to see how the line has or would alienate existing customers. There's nothing about Canvas that hurts their existing LE brand image - nothing that would make a mother shopping at Sears think, "Ugh, that's what happened to LE?!" It's not like they went A&F all of a sudden. It's hard to even say that Rugby has hurt RL or HickeyStyle with its ridiculous marijuana-plastered styles has hurt HF, and those two are styled far more aggressively than LE Canvas. I should mention that perhaps I have some bias. After the Canvas launch, I was invited to participate in a months long focus group of the new line. Most of the group were young adults, but ranged from the Belstaff, Redwing-wearing clotheshorses to mothers of young children that still had the Anthropologie, JCrew tastes but now had to think about the family (and budget). I'm sure some of you may have been in that group. Whether they were young adults in their 20s coming into their own sense of style, or young parents in their 30s starting to make purchasing decisions for a family, right there you had a group of the next generation developing a familiarity with LE. Incidentally, I had never purchased from even the LE mainline before and never thought I would, but since I've known about Canvas, I've become a regular buyer of their mainline stuff. All I knew about them prior was that's where my mother would often find $5 fleeces at Sears, but it was nothing I had or wanted to purchase. So I haven't always been a fan; they made me one.
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That you are posting in SW&D today, yet can envision yourself wearing Brooks Brothers and posting on Ask Andy's as your inevitable future makes me think you're not very old-- i.e. you're basing your concept of what growing older means more on a stereotype and less on experience.
Eh... really taking the AAAC trad remark too seriously. It was facetious, albeit I think there's still some truth to it which makes me disagree with the notion that people wear the same thing they wore years ago. Yes, I'm a SW&D regular... and I also know about AAAC, and specifically, their trad forum. So in the joke there's revealed a truth. How many young adults come here and learn to appreciate a good pair of AE and Aldens? If those companies stick to their tried and true offerings, will they be left in the dust as the younger generation sticks to their bicycle toe KC and Aldo loafers? I hope not! Hopefully along the way every young man learns to pick up a nice classic longwing or beef roll penny loafer - something they swore they'd never wear - and somehow they never go back. But fortunately, I look around in SW&D, there's never-ending threads about LL Bean, BB, Aldens, Sperry, etc. That's good, right?? BTW your point about jeans is great. Never thought of it from that perspective. It seems like there's a bit of both sides going on, but so long as companies continue to churn out quality goods, there's always going to be a customer base that will appreciate it.
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