I recently picked up a Land's End navy blazer at a thrift shop. I don't usually like the gold buttons, but this one fit well and was in great condition (and $8) so I indulged. Anyway, I looked at it more carefully at home and I noted a few details. Does anyone know if they make, or made, better stuff than you generally see from them? First, it claims, "Tailored with Pride in the USA," which surprised me. I think these run like $150 new, and that seems cheap for a us made garment (though I guess they could probably attach that tag stateside and have it qualify). Second, the collar is folded and sewn onto the felt on the reverse (I'm sorry this is vague). It certainly isn't handwork, but it's still a detail I usually associate with finer stuff. Land's End sells stuff through Sears now, and I kind of assumed Â it was junk. OK, the blazer isn't going to be a favorite piece of mine, but I'm not embarrassed to wear it, as I was my old blue blazer, which came secondhand through my cousin from a men's "we'll choose your crap wardrobe for you" place. Was this a good find or just an alright value?
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6/14/04 at 2:55pm