Posts by Jeff

Lands’ End School Uniforms (tie optional)

A fad swept through my 7th grade public school class: boys began wearing not baggy jeans, not hoodies, not tats or gold teeth, but neckties. The…

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Boat To Coat To Tote: The Squall Evolves.

The Squall® was our first jacket, designed to protect ocean and Great Lakes skippers from wind, wet and cold without the bulk and weight of traditional…

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Many Happy Returns

    The Lands’ End policy is Guaranteed. Period® – but occasionally a return shows up that never saw the pages of a Lands’ End catalog.…

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Grand Opening At Yorktown

Our first standalone mall store arrives.   There are hundreds of Lands’ End Shops at Sears around the U.S. There are Lands’ End Canvas Shops at…

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Skiing with George

The first thing you learn when beginning to ski is as much philosophical as it is physical: life can go downhill fast. Oh, you’ll enjoy some…

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Leave My Yard

  The arrival of a leaf blower in one’s garage is a sure marker of two demographics: middle age and middle class. You’re too weary and…

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UFF-DA! Wherefore Art Thou, Shakespeare?

If the Bard was born a Badger. Our Wisconsin home is nicknamed The Badger State for 1830s lead miners who lived in caves carved into hillsides.…

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What Are They Really Thinking?

Behind their perfect smiles, Lands’ End models seem to have other things on their mind while posing for the camera.            …

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Our Dress Shirts Are Made to Work (But We Took a Break)

Ask a Lands’ End employee to name a product line characteristic of our quality and value, and often as not you’ll hear “dress shirts.” They’ve been…

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Nuclear Cheese

In which 5 Lands’ End writers attempt to conquer the dreaded limburger sandwich. These three things are not as frightening when you do them as you…

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