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Lands' End Canvas

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by moosy, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. blynch

    blynch Well-Known Member

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    42.5" seems a little bigger than jcrew small, but I definately wouldn't call jcrew a slim S. Its more like a slim Medium if you get jcrew small. I guess these should be pretty similar size wise as jcrew, tent-like unless sized down.
     
  2. Meis

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    42.5" seems a little bigger than jcrew small, but I definately wouldn't call jcrew a slim S. Its more like a slim Medium if you get jcrew small. I guess these should be pretty similar size wise as jcrew, tent-like unless sized down.

    +1

    and they claim their small should fit a 34-36...so even giving an allowance of 4 the small should measure at the absolute most 38-40 (and personally I think 4 inches more than chest measurement would be a reg fit not a slim). So 42 would be pretty damn baggy, if not drowning-in-shirt status for someone who's actually a 34-36
     
  3. wannabeagiant

    wannabeagiant Well-Known Member

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    For Jcrew my 39" chest fits their S fine. Generally a trim cut is considered about 2" to 4" of allowance. So a 42.5" chest on slim S sounds about right. A bit on more allowance but definitely not tent-like.
    Chest sizes seems a little big but they can always be taken in. What about the shoulders? 17.5" seems too small to be able to size down. Edit: I emailed them and they said 17.5" shoulders for small and 18.5" for med.
     
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    there is no way I am gonna take a $20 shirt to a tailor.

    I am betting that S cannot measure 42 inches. that has to be wrong

    I will report back when I receive them
     
  5. Big Pun

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    At 42.5" for SMALL OCBD? Seriously? That'd be a full 10" of extra fabric around my chest. How do people wear this stuff ???
    Not to be a dick, but is that even possible? Are you 8?
     
  6. Dewey

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    Sure, but isn't ~39" chest standard for slim/fitted/tailored/buzzword smalls? Not that i can wear that either, just voicing my shock.
    Not standard for big retailers. A 39" chest in RTW would be slim fitting for a 35"-37" chest. A two inch allowance will be form fitting & you'd be lucky if it looked right in RTW. A standard RTW "slim fit" small, if small is 34/36 or 35/37 (as at LE), is going to be 42-43 inches (=37 plus five or six). 41 would be pushing it; dude would have to be truly fit to look right in it. Most of the LE customer base is >25 yo and probably 75% of these guys have pot bellies if they are not downright obese. You don't make a RTW slim-fit shirt with a two-inch chest allowance and a straight to tapered body and expect to sell them to these people. They would not be able to button them at the gut. FWIW Brooks Brothers does about +5" in the chest for their Slim Fit shirts. And LE defines a small as someone with a 35"-37" chest (see their size chart). LE is probably going after the BB customer, the 40-year-old who thinks he's slim because he's not obese. But really he's no Michaelangelo's David in the shower. Bottom line is these slim fit cuts probably are slim in the big picture but they are not going to be slim like the shirts from SW&D-approved boutiques. This is Lands' End; their shit is going to be middle-of-the-road. A 32" chest would be a Boys' size 16, right? That's an L in the Boys' department. You'd have Boys XL between the L and Mens' Small. A 32" chest might not even be Mens' X-Small. If I had a 32" chest and wanted slim-fitting shirts, I'd look at size 14 and size 16 shirts. LE makes a 14 slim and a 16 slim. The 16 slim chest is probably 38." Good luck finding your shirts man.
     
  7. Listi

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    Let's not make this thread about my chest.
     
  8. saelan

    saelan Well-Known Member

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    i'm waiting to hear about fit from people who ordered. if the small is what it looks like, i'm out of luck.
     
  9. Epaulet

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    wow, great coupon thanks for sharing that. I'm glad I held off ordering.

    Now, to decide if I wan't the MacNeils or not. $243.75 is a pretty good price but I know the black is corrected grain leather...not sure about the new brown ones though. I saw the new brown color at the outlet store a few weeks ago and it looked pretty good but I didn't look too closely as they didn't have my size.


    That's a fair price for the MacNeil. I had a pair, it's a pretty solid shoe and the leather's pretty good. That's exactly where their retail price should be - about twice as much as Florsheim and half as much as Alden.
     
  10. MiniW

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    any word from anyone who ordered the shirts? I'm interested but skeptical at the same time
     
  11. blynch

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    any word from anyone who ordered the shirts? I'm interested but skeptical at the same time
    might as well order a few things with the 20% and free shipping code and see for yourself. It expires tomorrow, so by time others get their stuff you will have to pay more. Zero risk as you can just return at Sears and get 100% of your money back.
     
  12. saelan

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    might as well order a few things with the 20% and free shipping code and see for yourself. It expires tomorrow, so by time others get their stuff you will have to pay more. Zero risk as you can just return at Sears and get 100% of your money back.

    sensible logic, but i doubt the sears-return works for canadians like myself.
     
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    I think it might Saelan. It's worth calling and asking.
     
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    Grabbed the khaki chambray in a medium. Figure there's not too much risk in it and for 26 bucks it's a steal if it turns out to be worth it.
     
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    I think it might Saelan. It's worth calling and asking.

    The receipt for my last order said you had to mail it back to Niagara Falls.
     
  16. nonissue

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    Mmm, my chest is a 42, but I'm thinking about ordering a small in the blue stripe chambray. 45 just seems wayyyy too big.
     
  17. Marcus Brody

    Marcus Brody Well-Known Member

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    Mmm, my chest is a 42, but I'm thinking about ordering a small in the blue stripe chambray. 45 just seems wayyyy too big.

    Wouldn't a 3 inch difference between actual chest measurement and actual garment measurement make for a reasonably close fit? I think that someone in the thread said that 2-4 inches of allowance is usually what's called a slim cut. .5 inches of allowance seems rough for a garment that isn't spandex.
     
  18. nonissue

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    Wouldn't a 3 inch difference between actual chest measurement and actual garment measurement make for a reasonably close fit? I think that someone in the thread said that 2-4 inches of allowance is usually what's called a slim cut. .5 inches of allowance seems rough for a garment that isn't spandex.

    yah, you're totally right. dunno what I was thinking. probably gonna order the blue stripe chambray tonight with free shipping.
     
  19. Marcus Brody

    Marcus Brody Well-Known Member

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    yah, you're totally right. dunno what I was thinking. probably gonna order the blue stripe chambray tonight with free shipping.
    Just doing my part to spare SF some possibly disturbing fit pics. [​IMG]


    I have a tailored fit LE OCBD and it isnt' at all tent-like. It's from the custom measurement program they have, but i think all you adjust is collar and sleeve length (then just choose the fit). It's not as slim as some people on the sight wear them, but it's not bad at all in my opinion. (I'm 6'2, 175 with a 40 in chest, 32 in waist and 16.5 in neck for reference). I'm not sure how LE stuff fits in the smaller sizes but it wasn't billowy at all in the mid range.
     
  20. blynch

    blynch Well-Known Member

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    for me 2" makes a nice slim fit, so hopefully the small has big enough shoulders as chest wise it should be perfect (I'm 39.5" chest)
     

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