Time Out for a Flashback and a Father’s Day Giveaway!


Oh, how I’ve missed you!


This is pretty cool, because thanks to Dad Central Consulting and Lands’ End, I get to host my first giveaway!

Drum roll please…  Introducing the new mesh polo shirt by Lands’ End!  A winner will be announced on Father’s Day, June 19, 2011!


When I showed my wife my awesome Lavender Ice polo shirt for review, she said, “Wow, you haven’t worn one of those in a LONG time!”

This shirt brought back memories.  Once upon a time, before Malachy was born (almost five years ago), this city boy would go play golf with his buddies almost every single weekend.  The game taught me a lot about life and myself.  Patience.  Enjoy the moment.  Stop and think before you shoot.  Look forward.  Stay positive.  I can’t wait to share these lessons and more with Malachy, when we hit the links one day…  I’ll be saving this polo to wear on Father’s Day 2011. 🙂

During that decade or so of playing golf every weekend, I went through dozens and dozens of polo shirts made by various designers such as Polo, Ashworth, Greg Norman, Ping, Nike, Izod, and more.  Whenever there was a big sale, I’d buy one or two or three or more, depending on how big the sale was.  After several washings, many of these shirts just simply couldn’t handle the repeated washings.  Some always felt stiff and never got soft, some got very wrinkly, some took forever to dry, some of the buttons on them would break in half or completely come off, and some of the collars on them would start curling.

My Review

Looking at this new 100% cotton mesh polo shirt, it looks like Lands’ End did their homework to find out what guys like me needed in a nice golf polo shirt.  It doesn’t feel stiff; it’s strong yet soft.  It has strong etched buttons that are cross-stitched, and a collar that didn’t curl after being put through the wash.  It also wasn’t overly wrinkly coming out of the dryer.  One thing this shirt has that none of my other golf shirts had is a “jersey-taped seam” on the neck and shoulder.  The other thing that makes it really cool is a “half-moon knit yoke (that’s the heather blue part in the photo),” which really does “feel softer on your skin.”  That’s especially important when wearing it in hot weather.  The Lands’ End site provides even more details about the shirts.  I had to ask my wife what kind of blue that was.  🙂  They have a great 100% satisfaction guarantee for their customers.  Very cool!

The Giveaway!

Thanks to Dad Central Consulting and Lands’ End, one lucky reader of this post will win one of these polos shipped directly from Lands’ End!  All you have to do is leave a comment below and say why you would like to win a Lands’ End polo. My son and I will choose the winner on Father’s Day, June 19th, using random.org.  I will then e-mail the chosen winner to ask for their desired shirt size.

Deadline to enter a comment is 12PM (EST) on Father’s Day.  Winner will be notified soon after that.  Good luck, everyone! 🙂

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Dad Central Consulting on behalf of Lands’ End and received a polo shirt to facilitate my review, one to giveaway, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

39 thoughts on “Time Out for a Flashback and a Father’s Day Giveaway!”

  1. I’d like to win the Lands’ End Polo shirt for my Huband. This would be a nice color on him besides the color Orange he always like to wear. My husband is a very difficult person to shop for. Of course anyone can buy a loved one anything they want, BUT how many people can say “I’ve put a lot of effort into this, to win my husband a Polo Shirt”…hopefully that person would be me and put a smile on his face. Did I mention he hardly smile? But when he does, it’s a beautiful one.

    Happy Father’s Day!

  2. I would LOVE to win one of these for Steve. It’s his first Father’s to be Day and it would be an awesome present. He still gets to play golf every week (for now until the little one arrives) so it would be great for him to add this to his collection so he can wear it for the rest of the golf season. It’s a great color too!

    Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!!!!!

  3. Hi Everyone!
    Just to let you know that I believe that the color is randomly chosen by Lands’ End. Good luck to all! 🙂

  4. My husband is the one who would get the shirt-he looks fabulous in any color…he deserves because he has put with moi through 28 years of marriage lol thanks

  5. I would love to win this for my husband – I recently ruined his fav polo and I owe him a new shirt, and this one looks right up his alley. Plus he works really hard so I want to get him something nice

  6. I would really love to win one of these shirts for my Husband. It is his first father’s day, and is really hard to shop for, but he LOVES polo shirts.

  7. When my daughter was one we got pregnant with our twin sons. We were very surprised to find out their were two babies. My husband had to really step in with our daughter when I was on bedrest. He is a great dad!

  8. I would love to win this for my dad. He has recently lost a good bit of weight and now has very few clothes that fit. He needs some new clothes to celebrate his healthier lifestyle.

  9. I would love to win this for my dad. These shirts remind me of growing up. He loves these shirts and wears them everyday. Thank you for the generous giveaway. I love your blog. (so does my wife 🙂


  10. I’d like to win the shirt for my husband. He owns a LOT of tshirts and this Polo shirt would be something he could wear to step it up a bit when we go out. thanks!!
    fastkat at gmail dot com

  11. I would love to win this for my husband. He is a teacher and although there is no dress code for his school district, he ALWAYS dresses professionally-usually in a shirt and tie. However, on warm days he still wants to look nice so he ‘breaks down’ and wears a polo shirt with dress pants. This would be a great addition to his wardrobe!

  12. I woul like to win this for my husband. He loves these polo type shirts and when I asked him what he’d like for father’s day this year, he actually said he wanted to get some new clothes. What a great Father’s Day surprise it would be to tell him I had won this for him!

  13. I would love to win this for my husband because he needs some new nice polo shirts for work. He could really use this!

  14. I would love to win this because my husband has nothing but tee-shirts in his closet. I hate to say this, but he really needs some nicer clothes!

  15. I would love to win a Polo shirt for my husband. Land’s End has great quality clothing that lasts. Thnak you for the great giveaway!

  16. I would love to win this for my husband. He can always use new clothes as he always takes care of everyone else before himself. It would be a nice treat for him.

    robinblankenship at gmail dot com

  17. I’d love to win this for my brother. He’s a single dad who works really hard and is a great dad. Thanks for the opportunity!

  18. My dad really needs some help with his clothing choices and this one from Lands End would be a great start!!

    1. Congratulations, Matthew! You are the winner of the Lands’ End Polo Shirt Giveaway! Your name was randomly chosen. I have sent you a direct e-mail. Please reply within 48 hours.

  19. My husband needs this shirt. He loves to be comfortable and he seems to gravitate to the same couple shirts day after day. I’d love to see him have one more choice in his limited selection. I think this shirt looks comfy enough that he would take it on as one of his favs! Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. I’d like to win this any day, but especially since you’re announcing winner tomorrow. Tomorrow might be a rough day for a few reasons and some good news would be good!

  21. My husband works full time and is also a full time student, getting his Masters in education. Right now he does manual labor, so his dress up wardrobe is lacking a little. This polo would be a great start for his post-school teaching wardrobe. Happy Father’s Day!
    abby dot k dot winstead at gmail dot com

  22. I’d like to win because it is a great style for my husband to wear, and I like the quality of Lands End clothes.

  23. I wish more people would write sites like this that are actually fun to read. With all the garbage floating around on the internet, it is a great change of pace to read a site like yours instead.

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