Warm arrivals on a cold day

Today’s been a good day for deliveries in stores and online. First up is a long-awaited replenishment of our Slim Leg Jean: crafted here in England from raw 13oz Japanese denim, they’ve long been a favourite of ours.

They were joined by two new arrivals – cold weather haters will hopefully be pleased to hear they’re both hoodies. Our ...

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Albam Legend: Bill Cunningham

Before such a notion as “street-style” was invented, before fashion blogs, the Internet or digital cameras, before any of that there was Bill Cunningham, the doyen of trend photography.

But before Bill there were celebrities. Celebrity, however, was the one thing Bill knew about, in as much as he didn’t care for celebrity itself. Actually, there were two things Bill ...

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‘Factories': Private View

This February we’re holding an exhibition of John Spinks’ Factories photographs at the exposure Gallery on Little Portland Street in central London. The exhibition will run from 2nd – 29th Feb and is open to all.

John spent two years visiting some of our factories, documenting the machines, places and people that make our clothing what it is; the images ...

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Q + A: The Green Soccer Journal

Adam Towle and James Roper are the thrusting young bucks behind one of the most exciting football publications on the market, The Green Soccer Journal. Adam kindly gave us a little (ahem) ‘extra time’ on what has become one of our best-selling publications.

What have been the highlights of a superlative first year in print, has it been everything you ...

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Did you know?

Some points for your consideration:
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  • Our current Sale is our biggest ever.
  • On Tuesday we marked down all the styles included to lower prices.
  • Most styles are available in our stores, some of them are only available online.
  • You can save lots of money on prices that we think were pretty reasonable in the first place.
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Albam favourite: Nordic Bakery

Working at our Beak Street store, you’d think we’d be spoilt for lunchtime choice. And indeed we were for the first year after opening; half our lunchbreaks were taken up with narrowing down the  variety of treats on offer, the other half with a mad dash and indigestion-inducing gorge.

And then Nordic Bakery opened just around the corner. And all ...

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Further sale markdowns!

With a few great new arrivals expected over the next couple of weeks, we’re trying to make room in our stores and stockrooms. We figure the best way to do this is to drop the prices of our sale styles to (quite frankly) ridiculous prices – you can now pick up a huge range of our Winter styles with up ...

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‘Factories': an exhibition of photographs by John Spinks

One of the projects we’ve been proudest of over the last couple of years has been publishing a book of photographs by our friend John Spinks. So we’re over the moon to announce that this February we’ll be holding an exhibition of some of the images that make up ‘Factories‘, at the marvelous exposure Gallery in central London.

John ...

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6 Of The Best: Bakeries

After a great reaction to our 6 Of The Best: Coffee Shops, we’re thrilled to release the next installment in our ongoing series of the places, people and things that inspire and motivate us.

Unlike the other topics in the 6 Of The Best series – which have each been chosen by friends of ours in the know – ...

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Style Notes | Tux Shirt in Night Spot

In amongst this week’s new deliveries was a bit of an exciting arrival for us: our first printed shirt fabric. We’re quite geeky about the fabrics we use, so this was a Big Day for us.

Created from a premium narrow-width selvedge cotton fabric, the Tux Shirt in Night Spot has been woven on a traditional Japanese loom. It’s polka ...

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