|Colors-not just for warmer temps...the basics in bold tones|
West 37th Street/NYC
words/images Judith Ecochard
LANDS END-conjurs up classic, value priced style-with heavy doses of school uniforms and durable totes, monogramed in several fonts---that last as long as time itself.
BUT -the Wisconsin based company means a lot more now to style conscious types---
We are more and more impressed with the fashion savvy sense of the apparel for men/women/child we previewed recently...in addition to tech smart performance wear, select home decor and items for Fido.
Here's hoping parent company Sears--- shows this label some well deserved love...
Well laid out in thematic groups, attendees first encountered the top ten list of Lands End...for gals.
|pretty-belted floral dress with matching cardigan-|
|tweed boyfriend blazer, waistcoat, ascot over dark rinse boyfriend fitted denim. Hip and easy.|
|pops of color for Fall 2012 too0works with related neutral tones and daring yellow|
|suede jacket-always a classic|
|wool cape-casual elegance with contrast camel hem...|
|wrap dresses looks good on all figure types|
|cute cardigans-sleeves shrugged, belted in...add polish to neutral tone dresses|
|sleeveless, gracefully shaped knit frock is a year round option, layer under a sweater, fitted blazer for work, add some bling and heels for night adventures.|
Wool coats are available in soft and bold tones...well made, lined...with great details.
|back belt with buttons|
|wide stripes break up a chic single breasted wool coat with princess seams- in a nice way-reminds us of Navajo blankets|
|can never go wrong with a double breast peacoat-wide lapels, notch collar, sleeve details-in red wool|
|lovely-traditional and round collar with epaulet detail-soft plush wool feels soft and warm|
|single and double breasted-design wool jackets-with notch collars, lined, great sleeve details, sturdy buttons...lined in a rainbow's worth of color|
|accessories- are becoming a Lands End highlight...including plush leather satchels with fringe details, and suede pumps|
|scarves, loafer pumps with heels, leather handles on canvas hauler-NICE|
|the go anywhere fitted blazer-trim, notch collar, front pockets...hits the hips just the right length|
|chinos, cords...in colors galore|
Curvy Girl Guide. An acknowledgment that USA is in need of wider silhouettes...with style.
|Starfish Collection-carry over from Spring 2012...casual wear that's as easy to wear as sweatsuits-but with enough polish to go out in|
|Corduroys in trouser cuts-in autumnal colors|
|fun sleeve embroidered patch|
|down coats and jackets, matching soft knit accessories, lots of outerwear options|
|faux fur boots...at accessible prices|
|girls get glammy in a sweet flowery ruffled blouse...purple down coat with quilting pattern and great pockets|
|lace-up shearling...over grippy rubber soles|
Lands End kinda went the other way with its men's apparel selections, size wise...introducing the "tailored fit"suits---with flat front pants that hit the waist a bit lower--- and are more tapered than the traditional cuts---with jackets...still wide enough at the shoulder to turn around in without major shifting of material---BUT without the boxiness.
|Lands End continues its sourced/made in the USA selections...very popular--- made from TEXAS cotton, manufactured in CALIFORNIA|
|Ultrafine Super 110 Yarn wool suits----|
|solids, stripes, plaids, checked---with matching ties|
|classic---cashmere navy blazer with chinos-idiot proof and always appropriate|
|all sized suits available---here a more tradition longer cut jacket|
|accessories-men's shoes including these traditional lace-ups with punched details|
|Polartec® fleece hat-cozy|
|chevron quilting pattern on downfill jacket-warmth without the bulk|
|plenty inner pockets...|
|velcro and zipper closures|
|fleece lined inner collar prevents chafing|
|Grow-A-Longs-with a few snips---the jacket sleeves, pant hems---can be easily lengthened for a growing kid|
|another best seller---the Lands End Squall Jacket-is available 100% waterproof/windproof-with critical sealed seams, and anti-static fleece lining|
|kangeroo pocket and side pockets...anorak option|
|kid's outerwear is as technically blessed with performance features as adult versions|
|perfect foot attire-duck boots with leather ties|
|Another terrific Lands End collaboration-with Pendelton Wool Blankets-in leather carrier|
|monogrammed pillow options-|
|dogs are everyone's BFF...|
|pet haulers-personalized-made from same sturdy cotton canvas as human totes|
More accessories we spotted on the way out---including these cute suede tie wedges...
|sweaters-that are as advertised---drape well, super soft, great colors---and durable|