MARGARET HOWELL Fall/Winter 2013

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  1. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    I've been considering a rollneck from Margaret Howell this season. I, of course, like the hand frame roll neck in merino wool.

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    But am considering the MHL version in raw merino. I think it has a little more of a utilitarian feel, which I like.

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    I hadn't seen it styled very well at all until browsing the Other Shop's site:

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    zissou Senior member

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    Well, just went with the MHL version. Other Shop seems like a great shop. It was my first purchase from them.
     
  3. irbe

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    barney warehouse has good deals.
     
  4. accordion

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    Is the FW stuff not in yet for NA stores? None of the places I bookmarked - gravitypope, unionmade, creatures of comfort, la garconne, working title - has new stock.
     
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    Inventory
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  6. ike_hiking_boots

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    I have ordered a couple of items from barneyswarehouse in the past with no problems but just recieved a pair of trousers which were described as a size 34 and are clearly a size 32. Infuriating – how on earth do they think I'd get them on? Gutted, very nice pair of trousers.

    Let's see how their customer services is. I expect to return them later this week.

    Attached is a photo, if you wear a size 32 and are interested drop me a PM,

    They are grey/black gross grain 100% wool. Made in Portugal.

    I have added more info into the marketplace.


    Barneys are picking these up tomorrow - full refund.

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  7. accordion

    accordion Senior member

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    I know not everyone likes MHL but the shetland jumper from this season is seriously great, especially at sub $200. The details, fit, fabric, everything seems spot on.
     
  8. ike_hiking_boots

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    I hadn't really looked at them, but they do look good, and at £125 they are great value. Most sizes are sold out now on the site.

    I quite liked the look of the MHL Heavy Tweed Donegal Wool Jumper – but when I saw it in person it didn't really work.
     
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    MH is great, don't like mhl. Her knits are good too I wish south willard still carried her.
     
  10. zissou

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    I like both for different purposes. My MH knits are exquisite, and my MHL knit (raw merino rollneck) is super utilitarian with a nice slouchy fit.
     
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    Got these cashmere gloves last season and wore them very lightly and casually. Only after a few months in, holes started to appear in them in both gloves. I told them about it last year and they paid $10 for a tailor to stitch it back together which was nice of them, but now the holes are even worse.

    I expected better quality and for them to last longer than 1 season for the price I paid (around $120), sucks as I really liked them.

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  12. ike_hiking_boots

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    I'm not surprised you got holes in those gloves so quickly. Cashmere, although expensive, does not wear at all well.

    I had several pairs of Paul Smith cashmere socks I picked up a few years ago, and they lasted about 5 minutes (I think the retail on them was £55, but I paid £8). I enjoyed wearing them though.

    I don't think MH made a poor quality product, just a very poor choice of materials.

    Regarding MH vs MHL:

    I know Margaret is trying to position them as seperate brands. They have opened 2 standalone MHL stores in London, whereas before MHL was mixed in with the Mainline.

    Main difference is fabrics and as Zizzou mentioned MHL is much more utilitarian, I have a pair of MHL trousers whcih are Garedening Trousers!

    I personally prefer Mainline, but if you want the iconic Staff Jacket, it's MHL.
     
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    This was my first cashmere product so I did not know that, but yeah lesson learned.
     
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    Shame about the gloves. As much as I like cashmere I think it always seems so delicate
     
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    I love my cashmere, especially cashmere jumpers. I've had quite a few Pringle Cashmere jumpers which I've picked up at discount, but they all do the same thing, the elbows go through.

    UNIQLO do good quality cashmere jumpers here for £80, and the quality is very good, maybe not Pringle, but Pringle are around £300, and you will get the same wear from them.

    I think you get the best out of cashmere when it's mixed with other materials, the MH saddle crews do this – 70% Merino/30% Cashmere.
     

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