Hot Topics Margaret Howell British-based designer Margaret Howell has been quietly amassing a body of work that is a great relief from the overdesigned and painfully gaudy faux-designed nonsense that populates so many runways. Employing a casual vibe with a dash minimalism, Margaret Howell’s mainline and MHL offshoot are just awesome. Shoe Polish In this thread we help a poster decide between two shoe polishes for a pair of decent-looking laceups. Look, not every thread needs to be exciting and drama filled. What do you think? RRL RRL is probably the best thing that Ralph Lauren has contributed to the world since he decided to put bears and American flags on cableknit sweaters in 1996. A mix of traditional Western wear and quality Americana, it’s a bizarre combination of high-end, big business and marketing and niche aesthetic.