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MHL Kagool Parka

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—01. Classic cut and considered details.
—02. Moss coloured, 100% cotton.

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The longer fitting parka is something I've always found difficult to wear. I own a couple of examples, most notably a classic A.P.C. model and last season's Storm Parka from Engineered Garments, but traditionally I'm much more comfortable with outerwear that stops around the waist. Having said that, I've always admired the classic lines a longer fitting trench or parka can give an outfit, especially when it comes to layers. The balance between various lengths, when done correctly, can give an outfit a nice sense of depth. The Kagool Parka from Margaret Howell's MHL line looks to me like a sensible wardrobe addition for anyone seeking something longer for the fall. All the details are in the right place, and nothing is fussy or over-designed. As is the case with a lot of MHL pieces, the jacket looks to fit a little on the looser, boxier side; which I happen to think actually works well on this type of garment.

Available at South Willard

Reader Comments (9)

OK call me a pedant,but the correct spelling is CAGOULE.
September 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDr Mike Ockhurts
Can anyone give me first hand sizing advice for Margaret Howell? I wear medium in most brands and it looks like I would have no trouble fitting into an extra-small in margaret howell.
September 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew
Dr Mike... That is the correct spelling, but Margaret Howell has used kagool in her description of the garment so we thought we probably should too...

http://margarethowell.co.uk/#/shop-online-/mens/outerwear/mhl-kagool-parka-moss-rainproof-cotton-small

Andrew... Generally speaking, Margaret Howell and MHL items do fit a little larger. However, there are sometimes exceptions to this rule so it's definitely worth trying on or checking the individual measurements of a piece before buying.
September 18, 2011 | Registered CommenterSimon Roe
Yeah, some of the knitwear for example comes up pretty small.
September 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeadless Hawk
Si----I beg to differ----look it up!!.
September 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDr Mike Ockhurts
NEWS UPDATE-----our correspondents tell us that either spelling is correct----fancy that?!.
September 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDr Mike Ockhurts
The field parka from last season fitted pretty large. I am a 41 and got a M (That type of parka is intended to for large with layers kinda like CDW). MHL outerwear generally fits traditional. Sizing down more than 0.5/1 size and trying to get a slim fit is a bad idea. If you want fitted underwear, get another brand.
September 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSorrybut
I like the look of this, but would like to see it on...how about updating 'Stock Looks' for us?
September 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMel
There's one thing worse than people correcting spelling on a blog like this and that's when they're wrong...

Check the link man!
September 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMr Bronson

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