Albam x Bean About Town

We like coffee. We really like great coffee.  So we’re thrilled to announce the start of a new collaboration for Albam with our favourite coffee baristas in London: Bean About Town.  BAT have a pretty strong case for providing London’s best coffee on-the-go, with their fleet of Piaggio Apes, market barrows, tricycles and Citroen H Van a firm feature …

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Andrews of Arcadia at The Port Eliot Festival

Unfortunately all of the Albam team were a bit busy over the past week, so didn’t make it down to Cornwall for the Port Eliot Festival.  Even worse than missing it is being sent some photos of the fun and frivolity that was had by those who did make the journey.

As we posted last week, our friend John …

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The Albam Harrington – featured in The Quintessential English Blogger

The Quintessential English Blogger has just done a little feature on our Summer Harrington Jackets. You can see the post here or find the Harrington on the website by clicking here. Don’t forget they are also available at each store, call ahead to check your size!

Also out in web-land this week, The Sabotage Times have done a review of …

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Harry Beck's masterpiece Harry Beck and his London Underground map

Albam Legend: Harry Beck

Here at Albam we dearly love our adoptive city of London – but she can (as some of you can probably attest) be a cruel mistress at times, especially when trying to get somewhere new.

Fortunately, Mr Harry Beck created the London Underground Tube Map way back in 1931 and it’s still assisting our navigation to brilliant effect.

The whole …

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Luckily for us, William Hill's still there Beth directing the work

Albam Spitalfields: Day Zero

Was having a little look through some old photos last night and unearthed these snaps of our Spitalfields store in the days leading up to its grand opening in November 2009.

Although a few of our East London neighbours look remarkably similar to the store in this state, for us it’s pretty strange seeing our little shop like this.  As …

Posted by Andy at 8:12am

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Previous winner Rocky from Nottingham

Register with us to win £250 of FREE CLOTHES

If you haven’t already, pop your details here into our website to join our mailing list and you’ll be in with the chance of winning £250 of COMPLETELY FREE Albam clothes.  And even better news: we’ll be picking a winner at the end of every month!

So if you like what we do, and want to be the first to

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Mr Natty's tools

Mr Natty’s Barbershop: extra availability

After the roaring success of the inaugural Mr Natty, we’ve just added a few more appointments to this Thursday’s event: unfortunately most slots have been booked, but we’ve got a few spaces available in the early afternoon, so if you’ve got the day off (or can think of a valid excuse as to why you’d disappeared halfway through the working …

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A great snap of Royal, taken by Glen Denny. Mr Royal Robbins

Albam Legend: Royal Robbins

In the mid 1970s, Royal Robbins turned his hand to kayaking – or “adventure boating,” as he called it – down rivers from vertiginous mountain elevations, or vicious creeks in full flood. Robbins had just been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis; and that was Robbins taking things ‘easy’.

Originally from West Virginia, Royal Robbins moved to California as a small boy …

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Martin Clark at work on the letterpress

Albam & Andrews of Arcadia

Of all the fantastic stalls filling Spitalfields’ Antique Market on a Thursday, Andrews of Arcadia‘s has long been one of our favourites: vintage fishing tackle, copies of ‘Mr Crabtree goes Fishing’ and general angling paraphernalia form the backbone of this temple to the beautiful pursuit.

So we’re therefore really excited to get the ball rolling on a small collaboration with …

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