About Lands End
In 1963, a group of enthusiastic sailors, including Pan American Games gold medalists Richard Stearns and Robert Halperin, started Lands’ End as a retailer of sailing equipment. It wasn’t a lavish investment back in those days; quite to the contrary – the name should have been Land’s End, after a nautical landmark. The apostrophe was misplaced by accident, but the company could not afford to recall the promotional materials, and decided to run with its new name instead.
Over the years, Lands’ End proved extremely successful, and slowly expanded into other areas, in particular casual clothing – which is what made it famous to this day. Most of the company’s products are available for ordering online or from their catalog, but they also own a few brick and mortar shops in the US, and also in Germany, Japan, and France. Today, the company still stands true to its original philosophy, that clothing, even casual one, should be made to last for many years – and therefore the quality of the materials is of the utmost importance.