"Lavender dreams." Photos by Mark Lubenheimer.While she’s amazingly beautiful as a whole… Those eyes though…
“To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?”
-Michael Jackson, August 29, 1958
Use promo code PUMPKIN (PIN 1606) for 30% off your entire order. Expires Monday, September 1st.
Maybe I’m just imagining this, but it seems in the past year or so Lands’ End reduced the volume of promo codes they’ve put out. And when they do release a code, it rarely stacks on top of already-discounted sale merchandise. I wonder if they came across this blog post from a couple years ago, in which a former Lands’ End employee—by way of a letter to the company’s late founder Gary Comer—cautions that inflated “retail” prices and constant discounts threaten to erode the long-term viability of the business (maybe someone should send that letter to J. Crew).
All that to say, this Labor Day discount code is a bit of a rare promotion, as Lands’ End is offering an additional 30% off almost everything, including sale merchandise. That makes for pretty good prices on the sort of well-made basics that Lands’ End built its reputation on—that much hasn’t changed since Gary Comer’s heyday.
A few picks, all of which should be great for the cooler weather in the coming months:
Tailored Fit Doeskin Blazer, $62.99 ($198)
I own a similar vintage blazer from Gant—doeskin flannel is soft, warm, and hard-wearing. This jacket looks like a great pickup for fall.
Tailored Fit Cotton Linen Blazer, $69.99 ($188)
I wrote about this jacket a few months ago, noting that the half Norfolk design makes it an ideal cycling or travel jacket.
Lambswool Crewneck Sweater, $27.99 ($69)
Not bad for an entry-level sweater, with the heathered lambswool adding some visual interest.
Canvas Lands’ End Washed Oxford, $17.49 ($39)
To be honest, I find myself less drawn to these kinds of shirts lately—I prefer a more substantial collar and a slightly fuller fit. But Canvas OCBDs were some of my first pick-ups when I first started learning to dress well, replacing my collection of Shirt.Woot graphic tees and gaudy striped “dress” shirts. So I have a soft spot for these oxfords, and they still see occasional weekend wear.
Tailored Fit Hyde Park Striped Oxford, $17.49 ($49)
Lands’ End’s Hyde Park OCBDs are still well-regarded for their substantial fabric, solid construction and decent collar roll, and Land’s End finally has them in their Tailored Fit. $17.49 is a fantastic price for these.
Elston 628 Straight Fit Chinos, select colors $17.49 to $24.49 ($58)
I’ve found Canvas’s Slim fit is way too skinny on me, while their straight fit is a much nicer slim straight—the leg opening on the 33 is just under 15”. The extended tab closure is a great detail, and the colors on sale are surprisingly versatile, including khaki, olive, and grey.
Straight Fit 628 “Jeanos”, $17.49 ($58)
Curious that there are no reviews and lots of sizes still available, as they seem like sure-fire winner to me. Chino twill fabric cut like jeans in a slim straight fit. Maybe it’s the name?
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