matthew williamson for H&M

With the launch of the men’s summer collection from the “Matthew Williamson for H&M” today, I went to two local stores here in Oslo and checked out the wares. The first noticeable thing was that there wasn’t any clamor, well at least in the two stores I’ve been to. Then the next thing that arrests your vision is the kaleidoscope of color splashed across key pieces, jeans, tops and accessories.


I first walked to the navy blazers which I was excited about trying on. Although I loved the cut and fit, I felt it was too costumey. And I thought of wearability mileage. A major wardrobe piece like this with a recall factor could only be worn a few/couple times at most. 


I then skipped to the seersucker suit, which most think is the best or must-have piece off the collection. My suit size on this was big on me, compared to the navy blazer which fit like a glove. But then again I didn’t bother trying the next size down. Maybe I should go down the store and see again.

I’ve passed on the studded neon jeans and shorts, the psychedelic tie-dye t-shirts, the all-too-heavy leather jacket, and the rest of the accessories including the beetle green sneakers. But I decided to go home with this.


White dress shirt with the trademark Williamson print detail on the vertical opening. I loved the playful insertion of colors into the pristine white, it’s definitely a fun piece to have in one’s party wardrobe.


15 Responses to “matthew williamson for H&M”

  1. 1 00o00 May 7, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    what! it’s out in oslo already?! it’s only out on 14th may in london!!

    i am so getting my hands on the blue blazer. i think it’s classic, you can wear it more than a few times really. get it!

    • 2 freshmess May 7, 2009 at 11:25 pm

      that’s crazy! i thought it’s may 7th worldwide…

      you think so on the navy blazer? i loved the fit, yes. i’m just not too sure about all the print trimmings. hmmm… you’re confusing me now, hahaha!

  2. 3 LuxeLust May 7, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    beautiful shirt!

    i so wish i could get my hands on some of these items, but alas I live about 3500 km from the Toronto H&M, which as far as I know is the only H&M in Canada that gets the designer collections. :(

  3. 5 Kevin May 8, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Makes me drool! I love that shirt:-P

  4. 6 Kevin May 8, 2009 at 1:06 am

    BTW, what sizes does that run from? Small to extra large? Is it considered a long shirt, so you can tuck into pants easily with it coming out always?

  5. 8 Mitchell May 8, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Wow…Its not out here until the 14th. I have it marked in my agenda, blackberry and on outlook…LOL..

    You’re lucky to get first picks!!! And thats a great shirt you bought. I want it too.

  6. 10 deluxeduck May 8, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    i kinda agree with you on the strong recall factor of the navy blazer. but if it fits you perfect, why not go for it anyway? its a fun summery piece and price-wise i doubt it would create a dent on the LV budget ;-)

  7. 12 Mitchell May 8, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Congrats on your new blazer! It really does fit you well..

    I want everything! But especially the darker black/blue scarf, the purple square, and the sneakers.

  8. 14 Kevin May 9, 2009 at 1:39 am

    Thanks Mark, you look fab with the jacket and shirt! WOW!

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