Thursday, 26 August 2010

The Hillwalker in action

If you can see past the whopper in the foreground, you might catch a glimpse of our Hillwalker Jacket in its natural habitat.

One of the team escaped the Big Smoke last week and spent a bit of time (not very) deep sea fishing in sunny Devon. Obviously the waxed cotton Hillwalker was essential kit for this adventure!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

AW10 Trail Parka arriving for the weekend.

NOTE: In anticipation of getting this style online for the weekend, we had to use an old image of a sample. The actual jacket does not have contrast arm patches and there is no badge on the back. We will be updating the image after the bank holiday.

The weather has started to turn and this weekend, we will be taking delivery of our Trail Parka. This is our heavyweight wax coated canvas parka. The fabric is from our friends in the USA who made Filson what they are today and we are very excited with this new cloth in our collection.

Based on 80's mountain coats it is more complex than our Fisherman's Cagoule and Hillwalker of previous seasons. As with our new collection it follows our design details of clean interiors and all details being tuned to the best they can be. Swiss made RiRi zippers, hand cut leather zip pulls, Italian made press studs, Japanese woven chambray hood lining.

Three colours available, Brush Orange, Black and Olive. Each colour is limited and a great piece for the changing weather.

Price: £225.
Sizes: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Join the store team

Over the last three years we’ve been slowly but surely building a great team in our three stores. After a great Spring/Summer season we’ve got the opportunity to add to the Albam ‘family’, so if you or any like-minded friends share our philosophy and passion for modern, well made clothing, drop a CV into one of our stores or e-mail one through to

Managerial and full-time positions available.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Chinos - new colours

Good news for fans of our Taper Chinos: the first drop of new autumnal colourways has just landed in store. We’re offering three new colours of this perennial favourite - New Navy, Dark Green and Off White. Crafted in England, these are available in our Upper Street, Commercial Street and Beak Street stores for £89.

We’re also offering our summer colourways (Raspberry, Charcoal and Olive) for the bargain price of £60. Be quick though – quantities are limited. Available in-store and on-line.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

AW10 - nearly there

August is always a strange month. One minute it is weather for shorts, the same day you have to reach for the umbrella and the next minute you wish you had some winter clothes. Well that should soon be over and then we can get down to the best part of the Autumn/Winter season - jackets, knits, layers, boots, accessories. So many great things!

We did a few look shots for a handful of the styles that are coming through this winter, some are taking a cleaner aesthetic with more development in fabrications and cuts after the last 6 months of speaking with customers about what they are wanting and where we want to go with things. The results are the AW10 pieces here and a number that are yet to be shot.

Let the guys know to give you a heads up when the new styles start to drop.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

New Balance now in-store!

Our first drop of New Balance styles arrived in July, and we’re thrilled to be working with a brand we’ve long worn. We’ve started with two classic shapes from either end of the NB spectrum, both of which fit in well with our philosophy of Modern Crafted Clothing.

Part of the Made In England line, the 576 is hand made in New Balance’s Cumbrian factory in the North West of England. Originally launched in 1988, we’re stocking the 576 in red and navy suede. Whilst we love the craftsmanship that goes into the Made In England line, we’re also keen to embrace new technologies: the 574 Sonic is a classic silhouette, but the synthetic suede and textile have been heat bonded together, providing a seamless, lightweight sneaker. Both are available in store now.

To get us up to speed on the finer points of the collection, some of the team spent a fun morning with the boys from New Balance – a massive thanks to the guys, and well done to Andy for decimating the field in the 50 meter dash!