Albam Legend: Yvon Chouinard

Entrepreneurial maverick, business pioneer – these are not the usual epithets reserved for a rock-climber (and environmentalist) but Yvon Chouinard ain’t your usual kind of bloke.

Still in his teens, Chouinard – in order to afford his favourite pastime – bought a second-hand forge to make his own rock-climbing equipment, according to how he believed it could make climbing better....

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Mr Natty drops by Albam Upper St

On Friday I spent the day at our store on Upper Street, to see Martin and Christopher, take some pictures and who else should drop by but Albam’s good friend Mr Natty.
Some of you may already know Mr Natty from his grooming products we stock in the stores, or from his pop up barbers shop he holds on select ...

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Design Research Unit Exhibition – Nottingham

We were lucky to catch this show nearby our studio recently. A selected retrospective of The Design Research Unit, the pioneering team of graphic designers, architects & industrial designers who formed an official practise from 1942-1972.

They are responsible for a lot of brilliant Post-War British coporate identity design seen all over London, including public transport, British Rail as well ...

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In Soho this afternoon? Get to Beak Street!

So lots of you have been getting involved in our 20% Grazia promotion online, but for those of you in London, you’re in luck: for today only our Beak Street store will be joining in the fun!

We’re heading down in a bit to lend Dan and the team a hand, so if you’re in the area pop along for a ...

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20% off sunny day essentials

After yesterday’s downpour it was nice to pop on some sunglasses this morning and ride into work under a deep blue sky.  For us this weather always cries out for a nice lightweight cotton shirt – and luckily, we’ve got a few options.  Our Workwear Shirt is been woven and crafted in Japan, and has all the hallmarks of the ...

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This Thursday (19th) our Beak Street store will be taking part in Grazia magazine’s 20% Carnaby Street shopping event: from when we open at 12:00 until we close at 21:00, every style in store will be available with a 20% discount!

For those of you who can’t make it into Beak Street, have no fear: from right now until midnight ...

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Robin & Lucienne Day – Chichester

Whilst we were perusing the London design scene. LA, was travelling down to Chichester to see the exhibition of Robin & Lucienne Days work. Undoubtedly the most celebrated British designer couple of the post War era. The British equivalent of Charles & Ray Eames.

Exhibiting at the Pallant House Gallery ( until 26th June if you fancy a day trip ...

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Mid Century Modern – Some pics from the weekend

Yesterday, I popped down to Mid Century Modern at Lords Cricket ground. A great little show (or not so little now) that has for the last 9 years (so I believe) has been held in Dulwich. The Modern Show team have set up this smaller offshoot with approx 50 dealers showing their wares.

Bumped into a few of the team ...

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Trail Parka and Japanese Workwear Shirt Coverage

News of the Trail Parkas seems to be travelling fast with them being featured on The Standard Edition, In The Moment and  Stylish Chap blog. Click the links to visit the blogs or click here to see the Trail Parkas on the website!

Thursday’s Metro also featured our Japanese Workwear Shirts which you can find in store or online ...

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