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New shirt style – the Button Down Shirt

A button down shirt is one of those items that no man should be without. Adding weight to the argument that style is permanent but trends come and go, the button down has seen decades of fashion fads whilst renaming a staple of many a well dressed mans wardrobe.

First introduced in to the US around 1900, the button down …

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East London Liquor Company – Distillery Tour

Last Friday a few members of the Albam Team headed down to an old glue factory in Bow Wharf by Victoria Park, which has now been converted into a lovely bar and small batch distillery, for a tour and tasting session at the East London Liquor Company. It was a very fitting visit considering the shared beliefs in quality, attention …

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The Denim Washing Debate – Guardian Feature

On Friday we were very happy to be part of this Guardian article talking about the various washing (or not washing) instructions different brands supply with their raw denim. It included a quote from us about caring for your denim as well as some coverage on our favourite denim freshener, Mr Black. You can read the whole article here.

Whether …

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The Good Life Revisited

The upshot of our Great British Craft Tent being so busy at the Good Life Experience was we didn’t get a chance to take too many pictures. Luckily, some of the other people we met over the weekend in Wales managed to get some great shots. These images by Nina Nixon capture the goings on in our tent and the …

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The New Slim is Back and Bespoke

For quite a while now, our Slim and Regular Leg Jeans have been available in bespoke lengths and we are now pleased to say that the service is available on our New Slims too.

The bespoke length service not only allows you to have your jeans made to your own leg length, it also means that the chain stitch detail …

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Cycling in the Theatre?

A couple of our team went along to see ‘Pedal Pusher’ at Theatre Delicatessen, London last week and came back with rave reviews. Some of you may have seen the play already as it was first performed 5 years ago but the work has been reworked and re-imagined in light of Lance Armstrong’s doping admissions.

The play charts the true …

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Loose Lips Tea at The Albam Great British Craft Tent

So you have made your Tote Bag, had a haircut and your specs have had an MOT. What next? Well, how about a cup of tea with a difference?

Loose Lips Tea are an innovative tea company from east London encouraging tea drinkers to discard the tea bag and indulge in their five pure, whole leaf teas. Their tea leaves …

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Mr. Natty’s Festival Spruce Up – Book now!

Demand is high for Mr. Natty at The Good Life Festival so we are now taking bookings for his Festival Spruce Up service. Running from 11am to 6pm the spruce up will take 30 minutes, leaving you plenty of time to make a Tote Bag with Ray and enjoy a cup of Loose Lips Tea.

To book your slot with …

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Architecture for the People

If you are a fan of architecture, interior design, history or just enjoy being nosy this weekend will be a treat. The 21st and 22nd of September will see The Open House initiative opening doors all over London for its 22nd year, including many buildings and sites that are usually off-limits like the Gherkin, Foreign Office and, for the first …

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Specs Appeal with Cubitts of Kings Cross

With the Good Life Festival taking place this coming weekend, we are officially counting down to Friday when we’ll make the trip up to Wales. Joining us in the Albam Great British Craft Tent will be our  friends from down the road, Cubitts of Kings Cross.

The Cubitts chaps are not only on a mission to change the way your …

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