Posts by Al

Why Mom Still Wears Dad’s Old White Squall

  My Dad passed away six years ago. I still miss him every day and, certain times of the year, the sense of loss is almost…

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Lands’ End In Space!

Do you think we’d be exaggerating if we told you our Lands’ End® clothes are out of this world? Well, think again. Our stuff has been…

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Kings Of The Oxfords

On a mild spring day in 1984, art director Jack Ford and photo stylist Mary Anna Zver walked into Stuart Block Photography in Chicago, and… “I…

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Was America Ready For A New Kind Of Teddy?

Deep within us all is the memory of a childhood teddy bear (or possibly, velveteen rabbit). How it snuggled up softly next to us, providing wordless…

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The Lost Mitten Club

  It’s winter. It’s cold. You’re at the sled hill or the skating rink with your kids, and disaster strikes: “Tommy, where’s your other mitten?” “Dunno,…

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The Principles of Doing Business

In 1984, as the mail-order boom picked up steam and Lands’ End imitators started coming out of the woodwork, Gary Comer realized he needed to do…

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To Virtual Reality And Beyond!

  Just imagine if you could sit at your computer, in the privacy of your own home,and virtually try on Lands’ End clothes. Wouldn’t that be…

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The Soda Fountain Downtown

Between 1999 and 2005, we treated our Lands’ End e-mail customers to an occasional folksy story or two, mostly about interesting people and goings on here…

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‘Roo on the Loose

  Excerpted from the Lands’ End newsletter “Out Our Way,” Feb. 16, 2005. A doctor friend of ours, when she’s given to philosophizing about the art…

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Elsa Takes A Dip

To understand why Lands’ End swimsuits fit so well, you have to know a little about Elsa Gustafson. Elsa was the Lands’ End merchant who developed…

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