Is it wrong to even flick through a Lands End catalogue?

(92 Posts)
moondog Tue 20-Aug-13 15:09:49

Just checking.
Or is it only worn by v fit but ancient well off elderly Americans on a world tour.
(Before anyone starts, there is no apostrophe. They got rid. Too complicated for clientele apparently.)

moondog Tue 20-Aug-13 18:54:34

I love a good catalogue too.
Nowt like it.
I read 'em all.
Even those within Sunday supplements that advertise cunningly disguised commodes and those weird circulation machines you put your feet on.

No problem with looking like a real minger doing proper outdoorsy stuff. It's that brushed cotton sensible but pretending to be trendy look I loathe.

Secretswitch Tue 20-Aug-13 18:56:36

Lands End!! Phah! L.L.Bean is where it's at if you want real outdoorsy American gear.

SundaySimmons Tue 20-Aug-13 18:58:33

Today it's the Lands End catalogue. Tomorrow it will be Cotton Traders. It's a slippery slope, ladies.

Oh you fiends! I clicked on the links! I quite like some of the coats!

IsThatTrue Tue 20-Aug-13 19:01:22

I love lands end for practical stuff. I have the 'toggle boots' in black and red which are great for winter although not waterproof. I get the dcs coats from there too (in the sale a year ahead).

lurkingaround Tue 20-Aug-13 19:04:02

Yes moondog. I look at those Sunday papers's catalogues too. They have all sorts of interesting stuff in them that I never knew existed. 'Tis an education in itself. Jeez I love catalogues.

HalfSpamHalfBrisket Tue 20-Aug-13 19:05:22

Craghoppers, MrsDV, Craghoppers is what you need.
Now, do I just leave S&B forever of my own volition or do I wait for an official email?

LadybirdsAreFab Tue 20-Aug-13 19:05:58

Their swimsuits are fabulous. I have had many over the years and they last for ages.

We are back in the UK for Christmas so have bought winter coats for the family from them.

Procrastinating Tue 20-Aug-13 19:11:09

I looked and I can tell you that it is wrong.

I went into a shop that mainly sold fleeces oon Saturday. I decided that I would rather be cold.

MrsDeVere Tue 20-Aug-13 19:14:10

I am sorry
but
its all so fecking hideous.

I really begrudge spending £££ on fugly clothes.

No offence, i am sure you would hate loads of my stuff <thinks fondly of long pile, black faux fur short jacket>

LifeofPo Tue 20-Aug-13 19:15:26

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SconeRhymesWithGone Tue 20-Aug-13 19:18:16

For years, I have bought only Lands' End swimsuits. The quality is outstanding.

NoComet Tue 20-Aug-13 19:20:47

Grandma we love you!

I'm a 45y frump and there Web site is too old and dull for me.

Yes there is good warm outdoor stuff, but nothing that isn't cheaper and nicer in our ourdoor outlet shop.

Unless you realky want to go out wearing your Duvet.

Euphemia Tue 20-Aug-13 19:23:10

Their winter coats are lovely. Also swimming costumes.

Everything else is Frump Central.

helzapoppin2 Tue 20-Aug-13 20:14:04

I do want to go out wearing my duvet!

helzapoppin2 Tue 20-Aug-13 20:16:13

I have to say, we had a Lands End in our local Sears store. It was always empty. North Face at the mall was, however, always heaving!

exexpat Tue 20-Aug-13 20:20:47

My DCs used to wear loads of Lands End clothes - very good quality, plain (no cartoon characters), hard wearing. The down jackets in particular were excellent value if you bought a size up in the end of season sale. I'm also still using some brushed flannel bed linen (lovely and cosy) and towels I bought from them about a decade ago. But the women's wear is very middle-America.

moondog Tue 20-Aug-13 20:33:20

Middle America.
Aye. Land of bad perms, white polo necks, strange glasses and big teeth.
Oh and lots of very dark green home accessories.

(I do love Americans and America though. I jst don't want to emulate that particular tranche of society.)

<heart guffaw> at inexorable slide to Cotton Traders

helzapoppin2 Tue 20-Aug-13 20:39:40

I'm really getting into this! Woolrich!

http://www.woolrich.com/woolrich/browse/productDetail.jsp?icProduct=23370&icSale=true&icCategory=CAT10048&cm_vc=IO-ProDetZ1

helzapoppin2 Tue 20-Aug-13 20:42:22

Sorry! It was a lovely red lumberjack shirt!

GrimmaTheNome Tue 20-Aug-13 20:44:18

If you're an outdoorsy shortarse they are very useful for basics. Petite Supima tshirts and plain vest tops that are exactly the right length and really good quality cotton. I've had a few good longsleeved tops too (which again I really do need petite to get arm length right).

Some of their kids stuff is good (esp for girls who want non-pink, non-logo'd).

I wish they'd do their 'water shorts' again though... I got a pair goodness how many years ago, brilliant if you do watersports and want something with pockets big enough to stow stuff (ok, guess that one is a bit specialised but I've lived in them the last fortnight... fortunately show no signs of wearing out).

idiot55 Tue 20-Aug-13 20:44:37

Anyone remember Damart? Does it still exist.

idiot55 Tue 20-Aug-13 20:47:37

Oh dear it still exists

http://www.damart.co.uk/F-10020-girdles/P-18013--floral-jacquard-panty-girdle

ProphetOfDoom Tue 20-Aug-13 21:00:57

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GrimmaTheNome Tue 20-Aug-13 21:03:41

ugh, damart - I had to wear their pjs as a kid in a non-centrally heated house. Warm, but nasty synthetic stuff and having had MILs mail forwarded to us when she went into a home they use appalling selling techniques on old people.

fossil971 Tue 20-Aug-13 21:11:59

I've got the Squall insulated parka too. It's the business if you have to do things like stand in a blizzard watching your DC playing football on a weekend. In fact I guess it was designed for "Soccer Mom". Oh dear!

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