have you heard of margaret howell? although she`s a UK designer, most of her shops are in japan. 90 in fact, whereas only 7 are in the UK. her apparel is extremely well made and extremely well designed. it`s also expensive, but i`m starting to to think of quality clothing as a long term investment.
my husband has MHL items that are 15 years old, that still look current and in like-new condition. for eight years i have been ridiculing his taste in expensive clothing, and he has been scorning my taste in quick fashion, always something from a recycle shop on a whim, soon returned from whence it came. finally i have to concede that there is something to it. since turning 30 my own style has certainly settled into a comfortable place. i know what i like and what i don`t like. i look for quality basics, well constructed from good textiles. now i`m pining for some MHL. my husbands MHL pieces have been in my home for so long, and look so good that they have a sort of aura. i think i`m going to start saving my money and eventually buy a piece, perhaps those corduroy pants below. since i started living more minimally and less disposably, i have to carefully consider each item i bring into my home and my closet.