Discuss Land's End like you did J.Crew - Page 3
You the best, Doc.
Been away a bit. One of the people that I missed :-)
Oddly enough, when I was looking around I checked out LL Bean for similar, but all I could find from them were of the "wrinkle-resistant" variety. What gives there? I always associated these two with each other, and was surprised they had nothing to offer.
The Trad taste test was interesting but I don't believe it was "blind." I could ID a BB OCBD from a pile of tagless shirts on the cuff shirring alone. I'm sure Boyer knew exactly who made each shirt without needing a label. It's not that hard. They are not indistinguishable.
Are they in fact slimmer than the normal tailored fit? Those are really baggy for me. (Baggier than J. Crew Classic Fit)
With the almost weekly sales and free shipping, the free hemming, great customer service, etc. Lands End is easily among my favorite cheap brands. Far more than J.Crew nowadays.
i'm not sure about slimmer. i'm not a slimmer build kind of guy. these fit me really well ... they are nowhere near as baggy as Bill's, which are practically elephantine. they do have a tailored fit that is supposed to be slimmer.
I've found Lands End Canvas to be okay. I have a wool/cotton autumn cardigan, a pair of thick cords, and a couple of slim-fit Irish linen shirts from them, all purchased at sale prices and they are all quite good. I've never felt the urge to buy anything from the basic Lands End range - it all looks too boring. I did try a couple of equivalent linen shirts from LLBean Signature and they were terrible - scatchy and really oddly constructed. Luckily they too accept returns no questions asked. The only thing I have from LLBean is a Katahdin Ironworks hooded jacket which is great for working outside in the winter. Again almost everything they do looks uninspiring. If I ever lost the will to live I might start ordering things from them more often...