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Margaret Howell/MHL

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Any reason in particular?
too boring basic work wearish with coarse fabrics

when i first handled mainline about ten years ago it was great, i don't think i ended up coping any of the saddle crew neck jumpers because i had already amassed so many by that time but i do have a buttoned shirt and i believe a cashmere shawl cardigan that is rather lovely...the shirt ended up having some dodgy stitching that has unraveled all over the place shockingly enough

anyhow when i got to handle mhl i was severely disappointed but keep in mind that's having the frame of reference to mainline and in my humble opinion there was absolutely nothing special about mhl but that may have changed now
 

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Has anybody here bought anything recent?
I want a relaxed top like the mainline oversized shirt, MHL painters shirt or oversized work shirt but not sure on sizing.
I think I’m between L and XL now but still want a relaxed fit, best to get a Large in these?

side note: if you’re selling XL/Large tops or Large pants I’m looking.
Especially the older “narrow tapered trousers” or newer “tapered pants”. As well as mainline blazers.
 

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I’m glad you bumped this because I was just wondering why a thread for Howell’s clothing doesn’t exist and now I know, it does!
Ive bought a handful of things this season but not the painters shirt. Typically though, I size down in the shirts and they’re still plenty oversized. Just got this seasons corduroy jacket in a small and that thing is perfectly oversized.
 

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Yeah as a general rule I find mainline is TTS but usually size down 1 across the board with MHL. The only exception I've found to that with shirting is the MHL band collars which are more TTS.
 

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I generally size down from M to S for MHL, and stay tts for mainline unless there is some verbiage about "oversized" or "relaxed" fit, in which case I go to the measurements.

Recent pick ups:
the boxy polo knit (highly recommend)
assym collar shirt
couple colors on the wide leg joggers (some diff details from prev iterations - elastic and drawstring waist, pocket embellishment stitching/reinforcement).
 

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I’m glad you bumped this because I was just wondering why a thread for Howell’s clothing doesn’t exist and now I know, it does!
Ive bought a handful of things this season but not the painters shirt. Typically though, I size down in the shirts and they’re still plenty oversized. Just got this seasons corduroy jacket in a small and that thing is perfectly oversized.
Can i ask what you got from this season?
I'm looking at the wool bedford tapered trousers and MHL wide hem trousers in Ink or Cord.
And then either a mainline odd pocket shirt or MHL oversized work shirt and painters shirt.

@NO MERCY How do you like the joggers? I have some old ones (maybe 2014?) but have been wanting a similar kind of pant in cream/ecru to wear with suede slippers or grey birks
 

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The joggers are good. I have them in a bunch of diff colors and fabrics from previous years. The latest iteration--the "wide leg jogger"--has some refinements which I really like (the elastic + drawstring waist particularly), and the cut works for me.

I've been looking closely at the "pull up trouser" in natural denim and the cut looks very similar to the joggers. The main diffs seem to be the addition of a fly (functional?), on-seam side pockets, a little hip pocket, and a two rear pockets as opposed to one.
The denim might be heavier than you're looking for though.
 

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Can i ask what you got from this season?
I'm looking at the wool bedford tapered trousers and MHL wide hem trousers in Ink or Cord.
And then either a mainline odd pocket shirt or MHL oversized work shirt and painters shirt.
Yea of course.
I got the patch pocket jacket in heavy corduroy, offset placket shirt, seamless guernsey sweater, single pocket crew sweater, wide neck sweater, and the MHL tapered trouser.
So far, I absolutely love all of it but my stand outs are the patch pocket jacket and the tapered trouser. First of all, I'm a sucker for corduroy (I have my eye on the matching wide hem trouser), but the jacket is a great weight, really comfortable, and perfectly oversized while looking nice and proper. The trouser on the other hand is nice and sturdy in the cotton drill fabric, the taper is perfect for my frame with it being more of a straight taper and not too slim, which I appreciate. The top block is nice too, with it being a higher, true waist and having just a bit of room, which is perfect with a belt.
I've always been impressed with Howell's clothing. The fabric choices, the fit, the sturdiness, and the ease of it all make for such beautiful clothing that just blends with any wardrobe.
 

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thanks dudes. Howell has always been one of my favourites, I used to buy a lot but over the last 3 or so years all I’ve bought were some saddle necks and accessories. But lately it’s all I’ve really wanted to wear, and now I’ve become more interested in MHL just for the utility of it.
 

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Beautiful video. Unfortunately, it seems like the price point of her clothing keeps steady pace with salary development... Otherwise, I would be very happy to wear nothing but Howell.
 

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Beautiful video. Unfortunately, it seems like the price point of her clothing keeps steady pace with salary development... Otherwise, I would be very happy to wear nothing but Howell.
It's funny you say that because I'm constantly impressed by the quality to price ratio of most Margaret Howell pieces. I feel like they're all super sturdy, easy, and really beautifully made. I've yet to find another brand I like as much at the same price.
 

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