June 13, 2016  ·  style

Lands' End Canvas By Lands' End

Lands' End has brought back their Canvas sub-brand as... Canvas By Lands' End. As in its first iteration, the label aims to reach a younger audience with slimmer fits and a lot of chambray. There was a lot to like about LEC as a source for comfortable yet flattering staple chinos, sweaters and light outerwear. CLE is off to a less appealing start as prices have generally crept upwards towards (and sometimes even past) the comparable J.Crew pieces they are clearly targeting—a $119 J.Crew cotton cardigan is mirrored by a similar sweater at CLE for $149. There are far fewer interesting items, including fewer wardrobe staples, and again items like $59 shorts seem priced with the company's frequent 20% and 30% discounts in mind.

The fall collections were always stronger the first time around, and here's hoping that trend continues.

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