Dr. Martens x British Millerain – now at Albam

For our 200th post on the new-look Albam blog, it seems fitting to write about something new to us. As we wrote yesterday, we’ve just received our first ever delivery from Dr. Martens – a fantastic British brand that’s been releasing a succession of great mens styles over the last few seasons.

The three styles we’ve received are their first ...

Posted by Andy at 5:14pm

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Doctor Doctor!

The teams are unpacking a tantalising new delivery as I type: a new brand for us here at Albam, we’ve just started stocking a small, choice selection of Dr Martens.

We’ve been eyeing up the offerings from the guys at DM for a while now, and finally couldn’t help ourselves. We’ve got three great styles available to begin with – photos ...

Posted by Andy at 10:21am

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James interviewed by ‘Our Culture’

There’s a nice interview today with our James on casual/heritage/very-nice-clothes forum Our Culture. Venturing into topics as diverse as inspiration, climbing and the work/life balance, if you’ve got a spare few minutes it’s well worth a read (if we do say so ourselves). It’s accompanied by some of the beautiful shots from John Spinks’ book Factories.

In fact, ...

Posted by Andy at 11:51am

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Ron Arad at The Roundhouse

The first surprise on entering The Roundhouse was that in order to see the Rod Arad exhibition you only pay what you can afford. Now, I know this sounds too good to be true, but in fact as you walk up to the ticket desk you do tend to find that your conscience kicks in and stops you handing over 0.38p, ...

Posted by Dave at 1:52pm

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Catch of the Day – bag yourself a Fisherman’s Cagoule

After a really fun Archive Sale last week we made a few of our Fisherman’s Cagoules available online through our Facebook page. In the name of fairness (and because a couple of you asked us to) we thought we’d pop them on here for all you non-Facebookers to have a look at too.

If you like the look of any ...

Posted by Andy at 10:29am

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Exhibition: “At home in Japan: beyond the minimal house”

Spent a lovely afternoon in London yesterday, stepping out of the sunshine briefly to take in a really brilliant exhibition at one of our favourite places, the Geffrye Mueseum (located conveniently close to our Spitalfields store in East London).

Showing a wonderful collection of both contemporary and traditional artefacts, the exhibition charts the progression of Modern Japanese living spaces from Post ...

Posted by Rosamund at 10:40am

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Albam Legend: Massimo Vignelli

A bit of a guest Legend today, nominated by our good friend Mat at our graphic designers (and bastions of taste) Modern Designers:

Legends? In design there are some greats: Finn Juhl, Bob Gill and Paul Rand spring to mind. There are a few others that deserve a mention but, for me, Massimo Vignelli gets the all-time legend award. ...

Posted by Andy at 8:52am

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Good news: we’ve just marked down a bunch of styles to rock-bottom prices! Some are current styles, some are styles that were already in the sale, but are now available at even lower prices.  You can click on the images to the right to see their new prices, but there’re plenty more pieces that’ve been marked down – you can ...

Posted by Andy at 4:27pm

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