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Wednesday
Aug112010

MHL Staff Jacket

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—01. Staff Jacket in drill cotton.
—02. Styled by Margaret Howell Japan.

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One of the most familiar looking styles in the MHL collection is the Staff Jacket, its casual styling and utilitarian influences making it something of a trademark garment. This tan cotton drill version is a great tone, perfect for the transition from late summer to early fall, and a versatile layer come winter. It's one of several new items recently made available in Japan, but our own selections from the collection will be filtering into the Stockroom very soon.

&mdashMargaret Howell

Saturday
May222010

Look: Short Sleeves & Shorts

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The weather has been great the last couple of weeks, yet the shorts have only come out once so far. The real summer heat is only around the corner and I am personally after a pair of the EG fatigue shorts for the rest of the season. The MHL short sleeve work shirt is a great summer choice and you always need a pop of color, supplied by the Sperry Top-Siders this time around.

Sunday
May162010

MHL Pleat Pocket Jacket

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—01. Navy Twill.
—02. Grey Twill.

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This spring one of the nicest MHL pieces is the Pleat Pocket Jacket. It's available in both a navy and a dark grey. The cotton jacket is garment dyed and has two patch pockets and one flap chest pocket. The fit is a classic Margaret Howell casual silhouette which makes the jacket quite versatile. The twill cotton is fairly structured and it's also lined with a lightweight cotton which gives the jacket a heavier feel than you might expect for spring. This is really an all season piece that will look great after being broken in for a few months.

Available at Inventory Stockroom

Thursday
Apr292010

MHL Printed Stripes

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—01. Red.
—02. Navy.
—03. Tan.

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The striped tee is one of the most simple and effective summer items to have on hand. I was about to write something about Saint James short sleeve versions but this nice little offering from MHL just popped up at Honyee. The soft colors offer a great palette and allow you to play with something a little brighter like the red or something more classic like the blue. I would happily have each one of these and wear them regularly for the next 6 months.

Available at Honyee

Monday
Apr192010

MHL Slim Work Shirt

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—01. Straw coloured chambray.

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It’s called a work shirt but it doesn’t look like what you’d expect from its name. Rather it’s just a great classic silhouette from MHL suitable for any use. While the relaxed, natural fit makes for a simple shirt look great thanks to it’s effortlessness, the material is again the the best part for me. The slightly unusual straw coloured chambray is a great spring hue. It’s a perfect example of how natural tones can lighten up a look when the sun’s out without having to wear bright colours. I can see it looking good layered tonally with other khakis/beiges or contrasted against navy.

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Monday
Apr122010

MHL Drill Trousers

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—01. Great green tone.
—02. Cinch back.
—03. Nice buttons.

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While the Margaret Howell collection continues to improve and be one of the most impressive season after season, their place in the Japanese market can’t be overlooked. With their strong retail presence comes the push for more items and unfortunately some of the great pieces only get released overseas, even with great hometown shops in London. These cotton drill trousers from the MHL line are really nice looking and have a number of details I’m often looking for.

Margaret Howell JP

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