Lands’ End is a great source for simple ties like stripes and knits. I have both the navy and black Italian-made knits, which are just the right width for me.
But this season the Sears-owned brand is offering a handful of specialty ties at a much higher price point.
Above is a patchwork tartan wool tie priced at $130. Below, a navy birdeye model in cashmere for the same price:
There are also some flannel and Donegal ties in the $70 range. For Lands’ End’s complete selection, visit here. — CC
It’s curious how a website devoted to Ivy League clothing is run by some obscure guy who didn’t even attend an Ivy League college (or a reputable college at all) and yet still poses as an old Ivy hand.
My friends, look behind the facade, I think you’ve been hoodwinked.
Come on Zamboni, that’s not even a reasoned critique: It’s pure trolling.
I’m not obscure — at least not anymore.
And there’s no posing or facade. Nowhere on this site have I ever claimed to have attended an Ivy, to have gone to prep school, or to come from a WASPy background (if you want to see posing and a facade, visit WASP 101). I’m simply a journalist who happens to produce the best website on this topic.
Much of that is thanks to my genuine Ivy-educated contributors who provide an added authenticity for those concerned with such things.
Yes, sometimes those who went to elite colleges end up working for creative state-school slackers.
Besides, real Ivy guys are too busy running/ruining the country to bother blogging about the clothing style named after their schools.
” It’s curious how a website devoted to Ivy League clothing is run by some obscure guy who didn’t even attend an Ivy League college (or a reputable college at all) and yet still poses as an old Ivy hand.”
Hahaha who cares?
Where did he ever claim to have attended an Ivy League school? In fact his bio clearly states that he didn’t. BTW, millions of Americans wore these styles in the heyday. The vast majority of them never attended an Ivy either.
It’s not like CC is from some foreign country or something…
not that there is anything wrong with that. (winky winky)
I went to an Ivy school & found that royal bores can pop
Christian is a smart writer who dresses smart.
You can’t beat that!
Keep up the good work Christian. Nice ties from Lands’ End, but they are WAY overpriced. I noticed their F/W stuff shot up in price compared to last years stuff. $130 for a Lands’ End tie is laughable.
I’m not sure anyone will pay $130 for a Land’s End tie. But … when they’re deeply discounted at the end of the season, they could be tempting.
Let’s keep this merit based. Christian writes an excellent blog that gives us excellent tips. That’s why we read his blog.
If the survival of Ivy League style depended upon Ivy Leaguers, the style would have died long ago.
Ha, ha. Love the WASP101 dig. So true, so very true. I enjoy your site, and just to let you know, you were featured in my local paper (Straits Times) last Friday. Asians are eating up the ivy look at the moment, but I suspect that the trad fad won’t last long over here. I give it a few more months before they’re back to Armani and D&G, sigh.
I enjoy your Blog and don’t care what Zamboni says!
Plus, Zamboni’s comment was mean and I did not like it!
I suggest you heed the advice of a famous Dead White American:
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
Very nice selection of ties. I really like that birdeye tie. I just featured a few wool ties on my site that I have found while thrifting. While I agree that the price point is high. We all know that patience is rewarded by Lands’ End’s overstocks.
I’ve got a few Lands’ End ties in the closet, and they’re solid and weighty. Having said that, I do think that $130 is a little steep. Looking at the website, though, I see that they have a promo going through 10/27 – $40 off an order of $100 or more with free shipping. That’d make that $130 tie “only” $90. Not sure if that’s cheap enough. If you’re interested, here’s the link to the promo details: http://www.landsend.com/hpmedia/pop_promo_details.html
And FWIW, I think Zamboni is an ass.