Chinos Are the Anchor of a Man’s Wardrobe

Lands’ End Canvas™ Offers New Chinos & Partners with Dappered.com

DODGEVILLE, Wis. (September 27, 2011) – As the seasons start to change, so does a man’s wardrobe needs. The days of seersucker shorts and tees are gone – ready to be replaced with chinos, oxfords and sweaters. To anchor a man’s fall wardrobe, Lands’ End Canvas has reintroduced its chinos, a classic staple, in new colors, fits, and styles. 
“Chinos are the constant companion in every man’s wardrobe,” said Nir Patel, vice president of Lands’ End Canvas. “We know men are wearing them seven days a week – from the office to the backyard and beyond. That’s why this season we are offering men a selection of chino styles to complement every part of his life in colors that go beyond khaki to expedition green, steel gray and plum grape.”

Chinos Reissued
A wardrobe staple for decades, this year Lands’ End Canvas is offering men three chino options – Heritage, Vintage and Refined. Patel calls the Heritage an “everyday,” go-to chino; the Vintage a more “laid-back” chino; and the Refined a “date-night” chino. All three are offered in a straight leg and slim fit, as well as a variety of colors, so men have plenty of wardrobe options.
Patel says gone are the days of big, baggy cargo chinos with large pockets. The new, sleek Slim-Fit Cargo Pants will give men a tailored look without feeling or looking too tight. Whether worn with a polo or an oxford, Patel says the Slim-Fit Cargo Pants will be a new instant favorite that every man will want to wear.

Join the Club
In addition to the go-to chinos, Patel says the fall season is about layering.  The trick to layering is to make sure pieces fit together well to avoid a bulky look. One of the best items to start with is the Lands’ End Canvas Classic Oxford Shirt. New this year is a stylish Club Collar Oxford, which gives a vintage “Ivy League” look to any outfit. Worn under a V-neck sweater with or without a tie, the Club Collar Oxford is available in solid colors, as well as chambray.

Adding a tie to an outfit doesn’t have to come off as “overdressed.” Patel says ties have actually become a style staple.  Wool ties with a squared-off bottom worn loosely will add a punch to any casual shirt worn with denim or chinos.  The Lands’ End Canvas Argyle Tie is a great way to bring a touch of classic pattern to an everyday oxford shirt. 

Win a $500 Lands’ End Canvas Wardrobe
Lands’ End Canvas is partnering with the popular men’s style website Dappered.com to give guys the ultimate chance to win a complete fall wardrobe. Starting today, Dappered.com will host its men’s fall fashion contest and give away a $500 Lands’ End Canvas prize package.
“Fall is the best season for men’s style, and Lands’ End Canvas is a terrific place to get what you need to look great in the changing weather,” says Dappered editor and director Joe Weber. “To prove it, we put together an entire fall outfit from Lands’ End Canvas for under $500. We weren’t limited to just clothes either. Even after adding a great new pair of boots and a waxed canvas weekend bag, we were still able to get under our $500 limit.”
Simply enter the contest by leaving a comment below the fall outfit combination put together by Dappered. The contest closes at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 29, 2011.

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