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Margaret Howell Menswear AW14
Danny Arter (Nevs) backstage at Margaret Howell Menswear AW14Shot by Joe Ridout

Margaret Howell AW14

Awkward teen boys with literary obsessions in outsized tweed suits and untucked shirts

Initial reaction:

Packing for a writer’s retreat.

Oh boy:

Tousled hair and schoolboy skinny ties drew comparisons to those awkward, melancholic teenage boys in school with Oscar Wilde obsessions and literary dreams.

How they wore it:

Slightly slack blazers with regulation black boots, shirts untucked and topped with a bucket hat. Roll necks and collarless shirts the uniform of would-be philosophers.

Design codes:

Howell’s work wear aesthetic appeared in duffle coats and hooded jackets, coupled with the English gentlemen vibe of tweed suits. Her favoured palette of navy, cream and black remained true.


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