Made in the UK backpacks from Aguille find their way into Albam stores with this collaboration collection. Makers of some fine Alpine gear, Aguille are first and foremost an outdoors brand, producing goodlooking products coming second to function. Four great colourways, Admiral Blue, Dark Grey, Mid Blue & Orange – these are waterproof and ready for action.
Albam is hardy famed for its conspicious branding, this is a case of their sensibility being at odds with such garishness. The Track Sweat from the upcoming season is about as far as they will venture. A tastefully done piece, showing the influence of collegiate clothing on Albam’s collection. Practical as they come and stylish to boot. Available soon.
Albam take it back to the days with this lightweight ripstop nylon shell Windcheater in three colours. Albam are one of those brands that understand that there is beauty and perfection hidden in simplicity and these Windcheaters are a good example. Keeping things almost as simple as possible, Albam have created a perfect windbreaker that is going to be effortlessly easy to add to an outfit. Utilising a tonal RiRi zip down the front, a drawstring hood with leather detailing, elasticated cuffs and hem and a ripstop nylon construction, this jacket is actually very well constructed. The detail on this jacket is in the attention to quality … and it’s of a very high quality. Also, like when you were a kid, this jacket folds into itself for storage. Available from Albam
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A little preview of Albams AW 10 collection it features new outerwear, knitwear, and shirting with a cleaner aesthetic and more development in fabrications and cuts, all illustrated within this lovely and well styled photoshoot which portrays that casual dapperness Albam is all about.
A wise man once said ‘functionality comes at cost’. That made up phrase has clearly been Albam’s mantra, who’ve been stepping it up on the functional features of their jackets. While that has raised the price (this comes in at £285 instead of their usual £195) there’s a lot of features that will be genuinely useful. Take the back cinch for instance, one criticism we’ve heard about Albam – the only one actually – is that their cuts are a little boxy. This back cinch fixes that, leaving it up to the user to decide how slim or boxy they want their jackets. To end on a cliche, it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. Buy here