Eastern.SkierI always think that the Lands End, L.L Bean, Eddie Bauer, Patagonia, etc. stuff looks good. Adds a nicer look but you can still stand out as someone who likes adventure/ outdoors. I'd stay away from expensive stuff.
Also I don't know where you live now or where you are attending college but where I live jeans are 100% out of style. Everyone wears kakis and nice shorts because kakis match with everything and look a lot more "professional?" than jeans
IMO, for those brands, they can have some great shirts and coats but if you're trying to dress moderately classy, they're not your best option. Their pants probably won't fit you well unless you have a dad bod and you can find better shirts elsewhere. They do make great flannels, but if you're like me (skinny), it's hard to find one that fits well there. If you're looking to find something to go hiking in, they're a great option. Really durable, quality stuff - more so clothes for people that care more about that than style. You should generally only wear clothes for their intended purpose.
Khakis are alright but shouldn't be worn all the time. You can't really wear them casually. Chinos, twill, thin-waled corduroys, or jeans are good for that. Your area is definitely in the minority if no one wears jeans - they're the true "do it all" pants, not khakis. They've never and will never go out of style. You just gotta get the right style jeans. Right now, that's dark and slim.
If you're talking professional, yeah, stay away from jeans. But LL Bean and the like aren't professional and neither is college so I assume you aren't.