You know how we love to volunteer our husbands to do things?! :) :) Well, Land’s End recently launched a Made To Work campaign and I’ve signed up my husband George to take up the Lands’ End dress shirt challenge. They provided him with 5 new shirts from their new No-Iron Dress Shirt Collection to test out. The challenge is that he has to wear Lands’ End shirts for five days straight, from day to night, and share his experience on the new collection.
George is a normal working dude, a Sr. UI/UX designer at a SF start-up called Ticketfly. While start-up attires are usually laid back, George is often in meetings, so he still needs to look the part without being overly dressed. Wearing a button down (vs. a t-shirt) is often the key to looking more polished. I had him wear the shirts last week and interviewed him on his experience. Let’s see if the Mr. approves?
How did you like the fit? GH: The neck and sleeves were what I expected. I like my collars to fit loosely snug, and my sleeves to be right below my wrist. The one area that I am most crucial on fitting is the body. As a designer, I like my shirts and pants to fit nicely without much loose fabric. I like that there’s an option on traditional fit and tailored fit. Both seemed to work on my body perfectly, which was a pleasant surprise.
Did you like the ease of care? GH: I’m always on the go, my schedule is usually packed from morning to evening. The shirts wore great all day, most notably they stayed wrinkled free. My hectic schedule usually leaves me no room for ironing, so finding shirts that fit my style with ease of care is a real plus. Now I can just pull the same shirt out the following week and it would still look great!
How did the shirts integrate into your everyday life/wardrobe? GH: My wardrobe consists of a variety of button down shirts, which I use to mix and match with jackets and pants. The colors and subtle patterns are usually what I look for when I shop for shirts. I characterize my style as clean, subtle, with a bit of pop. So naturally, the Lands’ End shirts were an easy extension of my wardrobe.
How would you compare the shirt to other dress shirts you have worn? GH: My other dress shirts are worn seldomly, mainly because they wrinkle after a day of wear. In order to maintain a clean look, I usually have them ironed before I can wear them again. The Lands’ End shirts saves a lot of time from ironing, which gives me more flexibility on wearing the shirts again. Who wants to spend time ironing anyways?!
So what do you think? Do you think these shirts past the test?
I personally love Lands’ End so I may be a little bias. :) They are just a really good classic American brand that offers great quality and timeless styles. I’m sure we’re all too familiar with their signature (and most durable) canvas totes, which I’ve ordered in the past for my girls with their initials on it as their baby/travel bag. I’ve never experienced their apparels before but after seeing the quality of these dress shirts in person, I’m really impressed. And when you throw in the word “no-iron” in there, that’s a win-win for both the husband and wife. :)
Photos by Shop Sweet Things.