Sunday, March 21, 2010

preppy without the pompous (part 1)


i confess i have a soft spot for the blonde bad boys in boat shoes & pink polos in classic '80s films (can't buy me love or sixteen candles anyone? buuuueller?). there's a romanticism to american sportswear, and while plaid shirts, knit caps and dirty denim may be the twentysomething male uniform du jour, i already see a quiet return to classic (day i say preppy?) styling - for men & women.

l.l.bean & lands' end recently launched contemporary collections with a focus on attracting younger buyers nostalgic for their parents' catalogues & summers in maine. but who says you have to be off to nantucket for an excuse to dress preppy? gingham & oxford never go out of style. (holla andy bernard!)

today's post features lands' end canvas. check back later this week for l.l.bean signature. and i promise - no pink polos or bow ties (despite them making my heart flutter...)

LANDS' END CANVAS // ABOUT
** "designed in wisconsin, inspired by the world around us"
** "east coast prep meets west coast casual"
** lands' end began in 1963 as a sailing outfitter
** canvas launched november 11th 2009
** VP of design suzanne bryant came from michael kors; design director ernesto ramirez came from abercrombie & polo ralph lauren
** video lookbook

A FEW FAVOURITE LOOKS // WOMEN

gingham poplin shirt --- sport utility jacket
0-14 --- xxs-l
coral, violet, green, blue, navy --- white, khaki
$44.50 --- $69.50


pleat front dress --- bangles
0-14 --- one size, various styles
navy, yellow, white >--- gold- or silver-plated brass
$89.50 --- $39.50-$69.50


pocket dress --- mac pea coat
0-14 --- xs-xl
pink, navy --- yellow, khaki, navy
$59.50 --- $79.50


white slim leg jeans --- super slim jeans
26-32 --- 26-32
white --- indigo
$49.50 --- $59.50


chino utility shorts --- canvas riding boot
0-14 --- 6-10
grey, khaki, white, navy, stone --- brown
$34.50 --- $350


suede skinny belt --- leather bridle belt
xs-xl --- xs-xl
various colours --- tan
$29.50 --- $49.50


ragtop snap tote --- paisley cotton cover-up
one size --- xxs-l
orange, blue --- one colour
$49.50 --- $39.50

A FEW FAVOURITE LOOKS // MEN

heritage cardigan --- denim workshirt
s-xl --- s-xl
navy, grey --- light, medium
$59.50 --- $39.50


leather boat shoe --- stripe pincord shorts
8-13 --- 29-38
brown --- navy/white
$79.50 --- $39.50


cotton gingham tie --- aviator shirt
one size --- s-xl
blue/white --- grey, navy, white
$39.50 --- $39.50

NOTES // ONLINE SHOPPING
shipping to usa...
** unlike many online retailers, the more you buy, the higher the shipping charges ($5.95-$18.95)
** returns are $6.95
** free shipping on exchanges for size or colour
** return for free to any sears location that sells lands' end products

shipping to canada...
** returns are price of shipping via your shipper of choice
** shipping $5.95-$18.95 + duty/taxes and brokerage fees

[lands' end canvas is also available at some US sears locations - check online.]

1 comment:

Dani said...

i actually really like the preppy look!

this is preppy done right. i don't think i could take a man seriously if he had a cardigan wrapped around his shoulders. :p