Originally Posted by Augusto86
Way to subvert the Lands' end aesthetic!
Thanks! I think clean, slightly dressy casual outfits look nice in conjunction with colorful old-school tattoos, and the "stolid Americana classic" connotations of Lands' End or Brooks Brothers add a bit of a subversive "wtf" element. Almost all of my business wardrobe is either Lands' End or Brooks Brothers, and I shanghai some of those pieces into service in my casual rotation.
(Although I confess that 90% of the time, I'm in the standard tee/cuffed jeans/Chucks uniform. And I own both the Alternative Apparel motorcycle tee and a pair of Sailor Jerry black Chucks, which are stereotypical "zomg tattoos" wear.
I was pleasantly surprised by the Lands' End monkstraps ... I didn't have high expectations to begin with, and they didn't look like much right out of the box, but after breaking them in a bit and polishing a few times, they don't look half bad IMO.