Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Mountaineer Chino restock - they are being washed.

After the short run of Mountaineer Chino we received about 4 weeks ago, we have another delivery due in for the first week in January. This is another short run so email us at info @ albamclothing . com to be notified when they drop in store and online.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Festive season opening times

Another year nearly over, but first there is Christmas to go at!

We are open right up to the wire for those of you who need some more presents and then from the 27th for those that can't wait to get back in!

Monday, 14 December 2009

Rowley Hat restock

The first drop of these flew out. We have restocked a handful of each for Christmas.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Alta Dena landed today!

We have just received the first delivery of our Alta Dena Works Backpacks! To start with we have the Black/Oakleaf and the Black/Black. Catch them while you can or get one on reserve in store.


For those that read the blog you are probably reading the online magazine INVENTORY (

We had Simon from said magazine bring round the first issue the other day and it is cracking. For a first issue from a surprisingly young team it really has hit it right. Available instore and online for those wanting a copy. At the moment you have to click through the site to find it as the link hasn't been set up. Keep searching through the accessories and you will find it.

If you are in London then just drop in the store or you can get hold of them at Fernandez & Wells, Garbstore, Oliver Spencer in London.

As there are only 5000 printed worldwide it is worth the quick pick up.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Albam Suit

We seem to have been rather casual recently and whilst going super smart is not our thing, we have noticed that in store the items that we release there has been an emergence of two sides to what we do.

The Albam "Wardrobe"

and then the more casual pieces to what we do.

Part of the "Wardrobe" idea was to produce pieces that are kind of a backbone to what we do and think should be part of an Albam aesthetic. Dry denim, white shirt, white T shirt, handmade shoe, canvas sneaker, weekend shoe style (Maliseet Oxford), Parka, Rain Mac ... Suit.

The suit is something that isn't really bought if it is not for work, but sometimes we have wanted to just smarten ourselves up a touch, with this in mind we have developed a 2 button blazer and a pair of slim trousers to be bought individually or as a full suit.

We have chosen to make the jacket in Italy and the trousers in the UK. The fabric for the first release is a grey flannel in a wool/cotton blend to take the rigidity out. As a jacket it is a neat shape, short without being fashionably short with a slight oversize on the patch pockets. Button cuffs which are functioning and areas of wear trimmed with a charcoal grosgrain.

The website is being worked on to reflect our development of the Albam aesthetic but with the new store opening and our small (but perfectly formed !) team is taking a touch longer than anticipated!

If you get chance then come into the stores and you will be able to see what we do, try the garments on and just have a good chat!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Final stint before the great trip

In for the last time this year to one of our factories before they pack up for a 4 week train journey across India! This time of year factories come into their own, it was a really cold day when I dropped by, but the light was super clear.

Friday, 13 November 2009

New Jeans fit are in

A few posts ago I wrote about our new jeans fits. Well they are in the store and online and they have been pretty well received. Based on what you have suggested we have released two new fits so you can just get the basis of the fit you want and if needs be they can be taken in as some of you like to do.

The two new fits are :

SLIM LEG (520) - Our slimmest fit based on the Regular Leg style with more taken out through the leg to finish at a hem of 7". If you want a skinny/close fit then go for these. To balance the shape the rise has been reduced by approx 2cm.

REGULAR LEG (521) - Our all round jean. Sits comfortably on the hips, tapers through the leg to the ankle with a 7.5" hem. Can be sized up or down depending on how you slim you like your jeans to fit.

Pictured are the Regular Leg Jean in the my waist size. These were tried on where they are made so excuse the lack of picture quality!

Back to work!

Parties are over, and now it is back to work! New styles for February deliveries and onwards. Little tweaks are being made and things are coming together quite nicely.

Friday, 30 October 2009

29th October - Thanks to all that came!

Well last night came and was seemingly well received. Thanks to everyone that came and showed support.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Albam Eastern outpost opening 29.10.09

For those following the blog and in London next Thursday we are having our official opening of our new store.

If you can make it come over for 7pm! It would be great to see you.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Como Lago - Lake Como for the weekend

The weekend just gone was a good time to get on a plane and head over to see my other half. Como, amazing. The shops were good in an Italian way but the scenery was better, super close to the mountains and some of the best climbing you can shake a stick at. Well worth a trip for a mix of culture, coffee and just getting away.

Monday, 5 October 2009


All this time that we have been preparing the new store and I have forgotten to say where it is! Below are the details and thanks Dave for reminding me! Website is being updated shortly aswell, that will also be expanding.

Albam - Eastern outpost
111a Commercial Street
E1 6BG

Telephone: 0207 247 6254

See you there!

Saturday, 3 October 2009

The final push!

We wanted to get the store open and then we can see how the space works, what we need to do to make it an Albam space. So the 1st October was our deadline, just under two weeks of hard work, doing things that we didn't think we could do, but here it is the final push to the opening. No fanfare just quietly open the doors and let people find us.

The Day before the opening

I am a couple of days behind on the updates as I left my laptop charger in the office. This is from the day before we opened (we opened on the 1st October)

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

A little puzzle!

Adult style meccano and no simpler to put up. I have realised that my strength is not rail engineering.

Mr Holden.

For those of you who have been into Beak Street at a weekend you might have met Mr Holden or David to the close.

He is the new man of Albam and is the man around 111A Commercial Street. Looking rather comfortable behind the new hotseat!

Welcome David and thanks for your pretty tireless work over the last two weeks.

Now it gets a bit more interesting!

The new store has been in a state of nearly "nearly there" for a few days. Hidden workings with white paint and electrics gave way to some serious breakthroughs! Lights, rails, curtains units, cash desk. Now we are just nearly there!