Lands' End Canvas and Bill's Khakis are selling lightweight fall jackets in deep plaids. Both are rendered in waxed cotton to ward off the rain. The LEC take [$250] is more blazer-like, and maybe a bit much with the corduroy elbow patches; it's also hard to picture someone reaching for it to stay dry. Bill's version [$595] is somewhat more successful, looking like proper outerwear with a button-up collar and covered pockets. If this is a trend we're all for it.