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Lands End: sole preserve of middle aged American ramblers or sometimes really rather good?

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moondog Tue 20-Sep-11 08:57:02

Thoughts welcomed.

<boils kettle>i

FrancesFarmer Tue 20-Sep-11 09:04:15

Hmm. Had a quick glance.
Most of it is frumpy. There are some nice items too but they are rather plain.

Blackduck Tue 20-Sep-11 09:10:30

Some good stuff in Canvas - got a fab huge cardi/coat in sale and nice chinos.....lots of people rate the kids stuff and the swimwear..

ggirl Tue 20-Sep-11 09:17:11

some good stuff
have had a few good coats from them , not the height of fashion but excellent quality
have also got some stuff for ds that's very nice
have been looking at their jeans/chinos and may try them
have been pondering these in walnut

largeginandtonic Tue 20-Sep-11 09:19:23

Kids stuff is great, excellent quality.

Sometimes i think a few of the adult bits look ok. Bit frumpy like others have said.

moondog Tue 20-Sep-11 09:20:50

Ggirl, you are inching into middle aged mom from Utah there m'girl.
Step away.

ggirl Tue 20-Sep-11 09:22:32

you're right ...had an inkling ,will be sporting wolf fleece before I know it

moondog Tue 20-Sep-11 09:23:05


ChessPiece Tue 20-Sep-11 09:25:42

I've had some comfy (sorry) shoes from there - more classic styles (loafers) than frumpy - and they do my poor old painful feet the world of good.

ChessPiece Tue 20-Sep-11 09:26:45

Oh and also some plain long sleeved T's and V-neck jumpers in the sale - v good quality and wash well.

ggirl Tue 20-Sep-11 09:30:27

ah but look are they that different to these mango ones
except more £££
tis maybe the way they style them?? or rather not style them

ggirl Tue 20-Sep-11 09:31:28

actually looking again ....both are shit

sprogger Tue 20-Sep-11 09:33:24

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moondog Tue 20-Sep-11 09:33:41

Mango cut is at least trendy (although still have to factor in issue of wearing turd brown.)

CMOTdibbler Tue 20-Sep-11 09:35:11

Stuff may not be high fashion, but is great quality and well cut. You can't beat their cold weather gear - my long down coat is the dogs doodahs

kat2504 Tue 20-Sep-11 09:35:58

I like some of the shoes, the flat pumps I got from them aaages ago are very comfy and still going strong. I've never bought clothes from them though.

moondog Tue 20-Sep-11 09:39:44

I guarantee in every airport in the world there is a rather old but v healthy American couplde wearing top to toe LE (that and the tiny Asian lady in white sari and thick glasses in a wheelchair or one of those electric buggies).

bran Tue 20-Sep-11 09:41:03

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Stropperella Tue 20-Sep-11 09:43:18

The boys' stuff is good, but I need at least another 20 years before I start thinking the women's stuff is OK.

ggirl Tue 20-Sep-11 09:45:30

ah yes American travellers...always look comfy ..but shit

polyhymnia Tue 20-Sep-11 09:50:09

I find their stuff generally very frumpy and 'sensible' and avoid. Did buy a good chevron down coat from them last winter though - not sort of thing I'd usually contemplate but the cold mad me reconsider and I was pleased with it - warm and not too Michelin-man like.

talkingnonsense Tue 20-Sep-11 10:23:44

I have a fleece dressing gown and it is fantastic- instant full
Length warmth, but not trendy!

kerrymumbles Tue 20-Sep-11 10:24:30

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LukeWarmMomma Tue 20-Sep-11 10:25:58

CMOT I know from previous posts of yours that we live in the same area! I've also got the long down coat! so I shall keep a eye out for you this winter smile (in a non-stalking manner, of course). Got to agree that the coat in marvellous, if I hadn't had broken my ankle last winter and been confined to the house for weeks during the cold weather I would have been happily skipping around wearing my fabby coat nice and toasty warm.

daenerysstormborn Tue 20-Sep-11 10:34:07

lands end is good for coats and kids clothing, that's all. both my best waterproof/school run coats come from there, but i have the advantage of living very near one of their discount shops, everything is knockdown prices in there.

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