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Recent purchases - Part II

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by scott.m, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. KingJulien

    KingJulien Senior member

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    I haven't actually received it yet, but I've heard good things.
     
  2. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Senior member

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    I have one and love it. Ended up getting my girlfriend one for Christmas. I like the screen, and the backlighting doesnt affect my reading at night or in the dark. I read a ton more now too
     
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    That was an insane and beautiful factory.
     
  4. zissou

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    Margaret Howell knit from AW10. My one and only venture into fair isle.

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  5. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

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    Love MHL. Her fabric choices are beyond reproach. I like the minimalism with which this example buys into the fair isle look.
     
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  6. cyc wid it

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    Carpe Diem

    Thanks Uncle Nephew or Nephew Uncle, whichever way it goes.
     
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  7. Lionheart Biker

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    Heathen.
     
  8. zissou

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    It's mainline Margaret Howell, and I agree, her fabrics are amazing. It seems like her knitwear is a hidden gem that gets little attention on here. I also received the pair of moleskin trousers the other day, and they're incredibly soft.
     
  9. jet

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    I've been talking about her knitwear, mhl knits though feel like sandpaper.
     
  10. BostonHedonist

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    I was looking at those trousers. How's the fit? Yeah her knits are great. I love when she does orange or mustard yellow.
     
  11. zissou

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    The fit is great- tailored to the hips, roomy in the thighs, and tapers to the ankle. It's not my usual cut for trousers, but I like it for a change of pace. The UM measurements are off (of course), so use the ones on the MH site.

    Yeah, my one MHL knit is a raw merino rollneck, and I like wearing it and imagining I'm away at sea where warmth is more important that comfort. Which do you have?
     
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    Mainline vs MHL any different? I've only handled one or two items.
     
  13. zissou

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    Vastly different in materials and cost. Mainline is 2-3x the cost of MHL, and the knits are sublime by comparison. Although, MHL fabrics can also be quite nice.
     
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    Enjoy your boots in good health. :nodding::nodding::nodding::nodding:
     
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    I have a navy cashmere shawl collar cardigan. I've tried on the saddle shoulder wool blend jumpers which are fantastic but all the mhl I was never impressed with. This was when sw used to carry it and I'd check it out every season before anybody on sf talked about it really because nobody else carried her.
     
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  16. BostonHedonist

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    I've got a few MHL tee shirts made of a heavy, stretchy cotton with really fantastic dyes. Not as soft as, say, Sunspel. But definitely tees with presence. They're probably my favorites next to my Transit Uomo tees. Nothing tops those.
     
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  17. zissou

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    SW is great that way. They're the only place I know of in the US carrying frank Leder?
     
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    i don't think so anymore but he's introduced so many new designers over the years so i've been fortunate in that I got to talk to him at length and see stuff for several seasons
     
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    Hey. Since you seem to know about the brand- what are the differences between the L.B.M. 1911 line and the Luigi Bianchi Mantova label stuff? Thanks
     
  20. gdl203

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    Different design teams and design philosophies. Luigi Bianchi Mantova is reasonably classic, although with rather modern silhouettes and proportioned. LBM 1911 is all about material research and producing the lightest possible garment - the two designers spend apparently at least 1 day a week at the suppliers' facilities working on fabric design and treatment. They do washes, a lot of garment-dyed products, and also printed fabrics (sometimes double-sided so they can have the appearance of a contrast lining but the lightness of an unlined jacket/coat).

    I think a comparison between our LBM 1911 casentino coats from last fall and our current Luigi Bianchi casentino coat would be interesting to understand the differences :

    LBM 1911 Luigi Bianchi Mantova
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