Posts by Al

A Player Worth The Price Of Two Admissions

Novelist William Brashler has made several contributions to Lands’ End® over the years, writing about everything from the History of The Button-down Shirt to his father…

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Supima® Cotton But Never Asked

For the past couple years, we’ve been making a big deal out of Supima cotton. Supima® this, Supima that. Until your eyes have begun to glaze…

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The Infamous Superman “Sex” Cover!

We’ve always prided ourselves on being a fairly wholesome, All-American type company. Quality, honesty, good service, Mom, apple pie, cheese curds and suchlike. So imagine our…

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The Happiest Little County in England

When we decided to launch an international business in the UK back in 1991, the first thing we had to do was decide where in England…

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A White Christmas in Arizona

What was your biggest Christmas wish as a kid? If you grew up in the Midwest, it was probably something simple – something you wished for…

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Mystery Santa

Who IS that, behind the famously fluffy white beard? That’s what our customers were asking back in 1999, when our holiday catalog arrived with Mystery Santa…

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The Christmas Quilt

Whose idea it was, we no longer remember. Which is really the way it ought to be, with communal efforts like this. The idea? To decorate…

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Jingle All The Way

Even after fifty years in this business,we feel like there’s something magic about mail order. You find an item you like in a catalog or on…

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Tom And Michael’s Excellent Peruvian Adventure

This is an abridged version of a story written in 1996 by Tom Brock of Lands’ End®, with accompanying photos by Michael Yamashita.   Long before…

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Mary’s Favorite Gary Story

Mary Hutmacher came to work at Lands’ End® in 1966,  just a few years after the company was founded. When Gary Comer found out she’d been…

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