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post #46 of 79
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Purchased an LE Donegal CPO jacket that is great. I've received unsolicited compliments on it numerous times. LE has some good stuff and some bad stuff - so does BB. If you try a piece and have luck with it - that's awesome! If you try a piece and it doesn't quite work out - oh well, after all it's from LE and you probably didn't pay too much for it in the first place.smile.gif

What is CPO?

Is this the jacket you like?
http://www.landsend.com/pp/mens-tailored-2-button-donegal-jacket~231438_59.html
post #47 of 79
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If you can get over the sizing inconsistencies and be patient, pretty much every item on the website gets severely discounted eventually. The return policy is excellent, but unfortunately necessary because you never know what you're going to get in terms of fit and quality. I think the only reason I shop there (more so Canvas) is the small victorious feeling I get when I can find a reasonable quality staple item for $19.99 shipped.
post #49 of 79
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Bumping this for a renewed debate...

 

I gotta ask. Why the hell are you bumping your own 2 year old thread to discuss poor quality clothing?

post #50 of 79
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I gotta ask. Why the hell are you bumping your own 2 year old thread to discuss poor quality clothing?

Because, like it or not, these retailers are major force in upscale men's clothing.
There is not a single person on this forum who has not purchased from these Big 3.
Newcomers will benefit from discussion of these vendors, b/c everyone treads the same path here.
Is that a satisfactory response?
I just ordered a $250 cashmere cardigan from Jcrew
I also ordered a gaggle of dress shirts from Land's End for $18/ea.
Banana Republic should also be included in this discussion.
Dollar for dollar they crush any other retailer volume that is favored here.
post #51 of 79
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Because, like it or not, these retailers are major force in upscale men's clothing.

you can't really be this delusional
post #52 of 79

I would go as far as to say the quality of Lands End (Canvas, at least) is disgusting. It really has no place here. 

post #53 of 79
What is Land's End? Is that like the Sears/JC Penny catalog or something?
post #54 of 79
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I would go as far as to say the quality of Lands End (Canvas, at least) is disgusting. It really has no place here. 

+1

For every person who comes to this site aspiring to improve their style or learn something new, you are leading them astray with this absolute crap. What's next? "Why shopping at Walmart is better bang for the buck than Mr Porter"?

We get it. You don't like luxury goods. Why are you trying to berate people who do?

This is my last post on the matter as I don't want to bump this tripe anymore.
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you can't really be this delusional

Hey moron, go ask the man on the street if he's even heard of Edward Green, G&G, Corneliani, Allen Edmunds, IWC, et al.
Meanwhile, JCrew, BR, and LE get catalogs into every home in America.
These retailers are virtual King Kongs in upscale men's clothing.
(And yes, they are upscale. Most people don't spend more than $30 for shoes, pants, shirts, or sweaters.)
You can't really be this clueless and disconnected from real life, stupid...
post #56 of 79
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Hey moron, go ask the man on the street if he's even heard of Edward Green, G&G, Corneliani, Allen Edmunds, IWC, et al.
Meanwhile, JCrew, BR, and LE get catalogs into every home in America.
These retailers are virtual King Kongs in upscale men's clothing.
(And yes, they are upscale. Most people don't spend more than $30 for shoes, pants, shirts, or sweaters.)
You can't really be this clueless and disconnected from real life, stupid...

 

Have you not noticed the disconnect here? They can't be both 'catalogs in every home' and 'upmarket' unless you are simply using the term upmarket in the most relative sense. They are midmarket companies. Their aim is to provide reasonable quality, predictable and traditional casual wear to the WASP middle classes. The Canvas / Signature etc. versions are just trying to add a bit extra in terms of better materials, design and details. But they remain firmly in that same bracket.

 

I certainly don't pretend to disdain them in the way that some here do. I have a few things from Lands End Canvas. They serve me fine. However, there's no point in trying to be dishonest about what they are. 

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Have you not noticed the disconnect here? They can't be both 'catalogs in every home' and 'upmarket' unless you are simply using the term upmarket in the most relative sense. They are midmarket companies. Their aim is to provide reasonable quality, predictable and traditional casual wear to the WASP middle classes. The Canvas / Signature etc. versions are just trying to add a bit extra in terms of better materials, design and details. But they remain firmly in that same bracket.

I certainly don't pretend to disdain them in the way that some here do. I have a few things from Lands End Canvas. They serve me fine. However, there's no point in trying to be dishonest about what they are. 

Precisely. They are not upscale in the least sense. If you shop at a walmart for clothes, it might seem that way.

Upscale mass market is PRL and Brooks Brothers, not lands end and ll bean.
post #58 of 79
Just received a Lands' End Canvas Heritage Oxford - it's working out nicely!
post #59 of 79
The Lands End Irish linen suits were a disaster. I bought both and they did not leave the box. Someone decided to put this green/verdigris hue through the fabric and it ruined what should have been a couple of nice designs in herringbone and plaid.

I can't see how they could get these things wrong and they made such a fuss about them in the cattledog.
post #60 of 79
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post


Hey moron, go ask the man on the street if he's even heard of Edward Green, G&G, Corneliani, Allen Edmunds, IWC, et al.
Meanwhile, JCrew, BR, and LE get catalogs into every home in America.
These retailers are virtual King Kongs in upscale men's clothing.
(And yes, they are upscale. Most people don't spend more than $30 for shoes, pants, shirts, or sweaters.)
You can't really be this clueless and disconnected from real life, stupid...

I guess that would depend on the street and the area.

 

LE and Bean are inexpensive mass market clothes for most people above a certain class. Nothing bad about them but I doubt you'll be finding any $30 shoes there. That's more Walmart stuff.

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