Lands’ End Canvas Introduces Summer “Must Haves”

For most guys, shopping for new clothing is a love/hate relationship. Each season there are new styles, colors and textures for even the most basic items in a man’s closet.  With a wide variety of new seasonal options, Lands’ End Canvas has something to entice even the most gun-shy guys needing a summer wardrobe update.  

“From colorful shirts to cool shorts, the Lands’ End Canvas collection offers new summer options that can easily become their must-have favorites,” said J Henley, Lands’ End men’s design director.  “We designed the entire assortment to offer men unique options that can be easily adopted into their wardrobe mix to make their own style statement.”

Shirts with Style

Whether it’s a polo or a popover, guys have plenty of new summer shirt options.  “This season it’s all about colors and patterns,” said Henley. Lands’ End Canvas has popover shirts in madras, Oxford, and chambray fabric in unique styles. All casual shirts work great paired with light chinos, denim, or even a pair of white cotton beach pants.  If men are looking for a more classic look, Henley suggests the long sleeve or short sleeve Oxford shirt.  It’s a classic shirt that has received a fresh update in new “saturated colors.” Finally, no man’s closet is complete without a polo shirt …or five, for that matter.  “For men who want a fresh look to this classic go-to shirt, the Jersey Pocket Polo is a show-stopper,” said Henley. “This shirt is soft, lightweight, and goes with just about anything.”

Seasonal Shorts

When the mercury climbs, one of the first items guys grab is a comfortable pair of shorts.  Henley suggests following a few simple rules that can turn casual kick-around shorts into a style staple.  First, shorts should hit at, or slightly above, the knee to give a “pulled together” look.  Second, experiment with color beyond the multiple safe shades of khaki. Add a pair of red brick, majestic navy, or gray stone chino shorts to boost the color quotient. Finally, Henley says the one thing that always seems to be overlooked is selecting shorts with texture. The Lands’ End Canvas Chambray Camp Shorts or Striped Pincord Shorts are a great alternative and add a different style element to standard shorts.

All about Accessories

A great way to add a slice of summer style to a basic look is by adding a colorful web belt.  Henley suggests adding an orange or red belt to wear with khaki chino pants or shorts.  While a tie may seem like office apparel only, Henley says that’s simply not the case.  He suggests that guys try the Lands’ End Canvas Silk Linen Nautical Tie or the Striped Chambray Tie.  Both have a distinct pattern that works well worn loosely with a tucked or untucked Oxford shirt.  “These summer accessories will help men pull off a casual date-night look that will have them looking classy without looking stuffy,” said Henley.

Win it All for Yourself!

Guys who need a new wardrobe of summer must-haves have a great chance to get it all for free!  From now until July 15th, Lands’ End Canvas is partnering with GQ.com’s “Summer Style Sweepstakes.”  Men can simply go to www.gq.com and enter to win a $1,000 gift card courtesy of Lands’ End Canvas.  

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