I don’t know if they are planning on introducing full on suiting to the Canvas line or if this is just mainline Land’s End, but these F/W 2012 preview shots are looking excellent.  While to do love me some fine Italian tailoring, I still have an appreciation for classic American styles as well. 


Lands’ End Canvas F/W ‘13 | Dodgeville, WI.

A couple weeks ago I drove up to the Lands’ End Canvas Headquarters to check out their upcoming F/W '13 line.

Yam dyed denim, camo sweaters, and 'Wisconsin’ emblazoned crewneck sweatshirts. Some truly amazing and classic pieces were on display.

The narrative of the collection is “Take to the Open” which is appropriated from Walt Whitman’s classic “Leaves of Grass." 

J. Henley, Creative Director of Lands’ End, further explained the phrase was chosen to invoke the entrepreneurial and adventuring spirit; to go out into the world and search for something new. 

Special thanks to Lands’ End Canvas designer Alex Wilson for hosting me and setting up the presentation above.


Check back later this summer for a more in depth look into the F/W and Holiday collections from Lands End Canvas




It’s On Sale: Brooks Brothers and Lands End selections

Two sales worth mentioning:

  • Brooks Brothers clearance section: Shirts available for $34 and sweaters discounted by 60%. The selection of good items is somewhat slim, but there are still a few notables. The blue bengal striped shirt above, for example, would work well in both casual and workplace environments. I just wore a similar shirt last night with khaki linen trousers and brown suede shoes.
  • Lands End: Take 30% off your entire order with the code ENJOY30 and pin 1850. This includes stuff already in the sale and Lands’ End Canvas sections. If you spend over $50, you also get free shipping. The Silentist has a good run down of some things you can consider. The best deals, in my opinion, are probably the tailored-fit suit for those on a tight budget, as well as the knit ties

For more sale announcements, you can join Put This On’s Inside Track for just five bucks a month. I list sales each week at the beginning of every edition. 

Early Mornings, Early Fall

Labor Day may mark the unofficial start of fall, but summer hangs on for dear life here in Northern California, with the temperature topping 90 degrees all but one day since September 3rd. I’m ready to break out the tweed and flannel, but have instead been finding myself wearing linen and cotton.

Early mornings are already hinting at autumn though, with the air crisp and cool. I’ve had a couple occasions lately where I needed to be up and about while most people are still asleep, including a pre-dawn airport drop-off. This is what I wore to catch the sunrise—simple, casual, but put together.

Save Khaki Shawl Cardigan: I owe Derek one for pointing me to this when I mentioned a few months ago that I was on the look out for a navy chunky shawl cardigan. Turns out, LAS also endorsed this cardigan back in the day (single tear for Sart Inc.). 100% Merino wool with ribbed cuffs and hem, it’s thick and warm but fits slim. The wool keeps its shape better than cotton, and I like how the besom pockets don’t droop like the patch pockets found on many cardigans. I’m definitely looking forward to getting a lot of wear out of this sweater over the next few months.

Heather Grey Crewneck Tee: No special commentary here—I just keep it slim, with sleeves that hit mid-bicep. There are a lot of options out there that fit the bill; I happen to like Lands’ End Canvas.

The Knottery Double Ring Suede Belt: Picked up after Kiyoshi’s endorsement.

Loake Pimlico Suede Chukkas: Great boots I reviewed back in March. I got mine from Shoe Healer, which had the best price online at the time (maybe still do).

3Sixteen SL-BNY1 Jeans: My first foray into high-end denim, these are from a limited edition collaboration between Barney’s CO-OP and 3Sixteen. I stumbled on them a few months ago on deep discount on, but haven’t had much opportunity to wear them given the hot, hot summer. This particular model is sold out, but the fit is identical to the more common and well-regarded 3Sixteen SL-100x.