August 11, 2010  ·  style

Lands' End Canvas Fall 2010

Comparisons to L.L.Bean Signature are inevitable, but now that we're a couple of seasons in, it's apparent that the sub-brands are going after different segments. While Signature is kind of a J.Crew alternative for people who take showers, Canvas is closer to its parent brand in mission and value. We always viewed Lands' End as a source for well-made, well-priced, and highly durable basics that required a trip to the tailor to make them wearable. Lands' End Canvas is the same, only without the necessary trip to the tailor. The fall collection is rolling in, and they're giving the people what we want. From left: An early contender for this year's benchmark chunky shawl collar cardigan ($60). A button-neck sweater ($50) that is a nice alternative to the ubiquitous half-zip. (Note: Don't be these two guys. Tuck in your damn shirt.) Simple, beautiful and extremely versatile lace-up ankle boots ($149). And classic square aviators ($50), one of the few sunglasses that looks good on everyone.

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