For those of you who don’t know, Canvas is Lands’ End’s (the apostrophe after the “s” in “lands” is their typographical error, not mine) new modern line. It, along with LL Bean’s Signature line, is meant to compete with the likes of J Crew. The looks are not exactly what one would consider fashion forward. Expect modern takes on classic looks. Cuts are slimmer and rises are lower than those in the main line, but not quite in Uniqlo territory.
Seeing this tie on Kempt this morning inspired this post. Both ties are cotton madras. Both are hand-made in the USA. The quality between the two is probably damn close That said, I’d probably recommend the Pierrepont Hicks.
Yes, it costs over twice as much, but the price isn’t that high for a “make it”. It’s somewhat expensive, but not aspirational. The color pops more than the Canvas tie, but the deciding factor is width. The Canvas tie is a very of-the-moment 2.75 inches wide, whereas the Pierrepont Hicks measures out to 3 inches. Make no mistake, both ties are skinnier than the norm, but the extra quarter inch on the Pierrepont Hicks means that it will be wearable after the trend dies.
Full disclosure: I’m currently wearing the Canvas tie.