Friday, 27 November 2009
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!