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.)

orchidella Thu 22-Aug-13 14:56:10

I get their supima T shirts and cardigans which are great basics and often in vivid colours which suit my winter colouring. They have a 20% off everything promotion at the moment. Have just branched out and bought a couple of their scarfs, a white and blue stripey one and the Vibrant Cobalt Floral one www.landsend.co.uk/-Fabulous-Scarf-/pp/P_26165.html?cgid=5854

It doesn't look all that different from Boden to me.

CatsWearingTutus Thu 22-Aug-13 06:14:24

My name is cats and I wear lands end! There I've said it. Love their supination cardigans and turtlenecks for layering. Current favourite from there is this dress. Fits like a glove, is an unusual pattern and very flattering. www.landsend.com/products/womens-pattern-ponte-boatneck-dress/id_257630 I have to dress conservatively for work and find their stuff is good for that.

helzapoppin2 Thu 22-Aug-13 05:07:24

It's all coming out now. All these closet Lands End wearers!
I have a down parka and two chino skirts. I am a lost cause!

GrimmaTheNome Thu 22-Aug-13 00:04:34

I have a couple of pairs of jersey bottoms which I used to wear instead of trackies - but then they got relegated to serve as warm nightwear in the cold winters. Better than bloody damart! grin

fossil971 Wed 21-Aug-13 22:47:15

I wish they did the Squall parka in hi-vis, I would love one for being out on site at work instead of awful oversized blokes' anoraks.

Another squall parka wearer here. I do spend my winter weekends on the sidelines if football/rugby/lacrosse and hockey matches though. If not there then walking the dogs.
Its plain black no logos good sized hood and warm. Prefer it to having a brand on my shoulder like the northface or merrel eequivalent.

Dd has some lovely summer wear and I have two really nice plain jersey dresses which have been perfect this summer. Ok so im not going to win any style awards and the fashionistas amongst you might snear at my 37yr old mumsiness but I feel good and comfortable and I like them!

Ordering the dc winter coats and foregoing the boden ones as the sizing and quality has been much better than the ones we ordered from boden this season.

Br0na Wed 21-Aug-13 22:03:42

I bought a few tops from them and they are nice. but then my style is kind of simple and classic. I am not frumpy though. I don't race out to buy a biker jacket cos it's in this season but I like that jersey look. I'll link to the top I bought and yall can mock me . here I also got a pair of black jersey trousers that I wear instead of tracksuit bottoms. they are a bit smarter than tracksuit bottoms so if I want to drop off kids and then go and do some yoga I can do It without changing. would never buy shoes from though. I don't have one foot in the grave.

aftermay Wed 21-Aug-13 21:57:44

Imagine my confusion today when I thought I saw Lands End clothes in a naice shop in Wimbledon. Turns out it was in fact Lakeland. Not my style either.

motherinferior Wed 21-Aug-13 18:53:19

I've got that dress. It's a keepergrin

I know LE is wrong but last week I bought a lovely merino jumper dress in black for just £30 in the sale.

Similar to this

http://www.landsend.co.uk/Women%27s-Cable-Roll-neck-Sweater-Dress/pp/P_21259.html?cgid=5788

Unfortunately dd2 attacked it with scissors so it's at the dry cleaners having a couple of inches cut off the bottom. Fortunately i'm a short arse so it was quite long before.

MrsDeVere Wed 21-Aug-13 16:59:56

yep. they are hell.
But Sports Direct is dirt cheap.

I have to be careful in Sports Shops. I tend to wander around and curl my lip in disgust whilst fingering nylon jogging trousers.

This doesn't go down well.

moondog Wed 21-Aug-13 16:56:52

grin

GrimmaTheNome Wed 21-Aug-13 16:55:17

Yes, they're hell - you have to know what you need, and find a staff member to tell you where it is. Don't wander around looking for it yourself.

sophiedaal Wed 21-Aug-13 16:51:56

There is no good way of having moist oxters. Not even in a Catherine Cookson novel, let alone a branch of JJB Sports.

moondog Wed 21-Aug-13 16:48:54

'Sports' shops are my idea of hell.
Overlit, full of nasty lime green and black stuff and bizarre correlation between poor level of fitness of those who tend to wear them.
Equally, despise all that 'designer' exercise wear. What idiot pays ££ for something you get your gusset and oxters moist in (and not in a good way)?

GrimmaTheNome Wed 21-Aug-13 15:32:12

Go to Sports Direct or one of the high street outdoorsy shops for outdoorsy footwear for sure. You need to try on anything you're going to walk in.

helzapoppin2 Wed 21-Aug-13 15:28:16

No, there's just still hope for you!

MrsDeVere Wed 21-Aug-13 15:09:52

The leopard shoes are ok.
But they are not going to help me on the Kessingland to Soutwold path are they?!

I just cant do it. I think I will go to Sports Direct. com and buy tracksuits.

Ugly but cheap.
Which is better than ugly and expensive.

I am genuinely sorry but those sort of clothes actually depress me.

I am a shallow Londoner aren't I? blush

valiumredhead Wed 21-Aug-13 15:03:13

I order tops and swimming costumes from them, very good quality and nicely cut. Nothing too exiting just good basic wear.

lurkingaround Wed 21-Aug-13 14:28:25

OMG OMG I am at Gone Too Far. I have just remembered I have bought something from LE!!! I bought a pair of snow boots-type-things at their end of sale last spring. For almost £0. And I am delighted with them blush. They are waterproof, enviably warm and suitably unstylish. Fecking catalogue addiction

MarianForrester Wed 21-Aug-13 14:11:47

I stopped looking after I found myself coveting a full length duvet dressing gown.

Things had gone Too Far...

cressetmama Wed 21-Aug-13 12:59:09

Whispers... in the US LE have a range called Canvas, which is often more appealing. The colours are generally better, a bit more subtle, and some of the fabrics are good... I have bought cargoes and chinos, a linen hoody and a down gilet in their sales and been delighted, but then, I am outdoor woman in rural Cornwall!

GrimmaTheNome Wed 21-Aug-13 12:49:42

Hawkshead is good for outdoorsy shortarses too - short length walking trousers and their fleeces fit me (probably not good for tall people).

MaureenDaly Wed 21-Aug-13 12:14:55

Good for some basics. Swimwear that doesn't rise up your arse or shrink after the first swim, and parkas, agreed.
Very good quality.
Excellent refund policy. They will refund something if you've had it for 6 months.
But I'm an old rural living 'outdoorsy shortarse' thanks Grimma grin. If you're under 35, and glamorous, don't listen to me.

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