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Albam Clothing

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by JohnnyLaw, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. nonissue

    nonissue Well-Known Member

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    code casuals works for 10% off anyone ordering.

    With the code and shipping jeans only cost 135 CAD. That's pretty stellar.

    Anyone have any experience with the fits?
     
  2. adamha21

    adamha21 Well-Known Member

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    I have a fisherman's sweater from Albam for sale in the B&S forum.
     
  3. CEE88

    CEE88 Well-Known Member

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    Check their blog, there are some fit pics...

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    They did a great job with this jacket.

    (Hmmm, burnt orange or red? http://www.albamclothing.com/product.aspx?productid=218 )

    I'm just not sure I want to ship it all the way over to the US to find out whether it fits well and/or looks good....
     
  4. chowchow

    chowchow Well-Known Member

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    Any opinions/experience with their merino knits?

    I'm also considering their bodywarmer knit.


    i have a merino zip up knit and the fit is reli spot on.
    i would say they are the APC equivalent in UK
     
  5. ocsine

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    The bodywarmer is excellent, very high quality construction. Albam sell everything they make, to the extent that you need to register for advance notification of restocking.

    I have also just bought the hunter's cagoule and am delighted with the quality. Fabric is British Millerain Co (a long-established brand).

    Rob
     
  6. crimpologist

    crimpologist Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone here own the workwear jacket? I just ordered it in a size 2(Medium) on sale with a coupon code. I am pretty much a Medium in most brands (W+H, EG, etc.). Hoping it fits me well. If anyone has any experience with the workwear jacket, I'd love to know.
     
  7. nonissue

    nonissue Well-Known Member

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    The more i look at this brand, the more I'm in to it. Simple, clean, nice details.
     
  8. ahjota

    ahjota Well-Known Member

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    ^^ I hope you jumped on the 20% off one-day-only sale yesterday, then.

    Merino jumpers come to papa.
     
  9. nonissue

    nonissue Well-Known Member

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    ^ nope, i didn't. I'm glad I didn't know about it because I'm super broke.
     
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  11. Arwaiyne Warr

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    best label around at the moment. absolutely loving the chunky shawl collar cardigan!

    also, denim is awesome for the price!
     
  12. enigma77

    enigma77 Well-Known Member

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    best label around at the moment. absolutely loving the chunky shawl collar cardigan!

    also, denim is awesome for the price!

    For people who have been wearing their denim -- how much shrink/stretch have you experienced? I would probably give an initial quick soak in cold water, wear around house to form them on me, air dry, and then either spot treat for stains/dry clean or freeze only for odor and general soil. Oi Polloi has sizing charts and says that there's almost no shrinkage -- none in the waist and 3/4 inch in inseam if washed in "40 degree water" (would you really wash jeans in 40˚C? I assume that means 40˚F, i.e. a cold wash). This seems pretty impressive -- very true to size. What have been people's experience who have soaked them? The soak would only be to get some of the excess dye out to minimize color transfer... Also -- stretching, anyone? I hear these jeans retain their size pretty well. Have people who have had them for long (8 months to a year, maybe) experienced any stretching? Thanks!
     
  13. dixonmanor

    dixonmanor Well-Known Member

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    I've got a pair of the "classic slim leg" (I think that's what they're called) and I can say that after about 7 months near-daily wear and intermittent wear thereafter (I've had 'em a year+), I've only experienced about a half inch to three quarters of an inch stretch. Bare in mind I've never soaked or washed them.
     
  14. ahjota

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    I bought one of the merino crewneck jumpers a while back. The fit definitely lends itself to a more MC or business casual style: semi-fitted body, looser sleeves. It would see more use, and I'd probably have bought more, if the sleeves were tighter. I wear it to work often, though, so it's not a complete loss. The fabric hand is great, and the green colorway is very deep and rich.
     
  15. enigma77

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    I've got a pair of the "classic slim leg" (I think that's what they're called) and I can say that after about 7 months near-daily wear and intermittent wear thereafter (I've had 'em a year+), I've only experienced about a half inch to three quarters of an inch stretch. Bare in mind I've never soaked or washed them.
    Wow, that's impressive. And if you wanted them to shrink back a little, you could theoretically dunk them in water for a few minutes... Of course, that would mean a little bit of the color running and them being un-raw-ified...
     
  16. dixonmanor

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    Yeah, I'm pretty impressed. And they're so cheap (I got mine with a promo code, so they were only like $110) that you can really knock around in 'em. They aren't the most interesting jeans in terms details, but they're simple, straightforward and well-made.
     
  17. theom-

    theom- Well-Known Member

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    Albam's designs are really spot on. The fabrics are really great too. Pretty much out of my price range though.
     
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    Knitwear is fantastic, and a few pieces have floated around the threads here in the past few months. Grab 'em while you can, the construction is solid.
     
  19. cookieoflife

    cookieoflife Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up a pair of "Regular Leg 521"s (their new fit regular leg) and i'm a little conflicted.

    + Love the construction and the fit from the knees down. Nice and slim without being skinny.
    - but the top block is a little narrow. I bought 31's trying to go true to size (31 in KMW Rockers, 29 in APC NS) and the seat on these jeans is just a little narrow.

    Granted, I have a pretty big ass, but I don't remember the Rockers or NS ever being quite so... constricting. I'll keep wearing them around the house to see if they stretch out at all, but they might end up on B&S if it doesn't work out. Great price all considered, but I'll stick to trying to find rockers on sale :\\.
     
  20. u007

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    For people who have been wearing their denim -- how much shrink/stretch have you experienced? I would probably give an initial quick soak in cold water, wear around house to form them on me, air dry, and then either spot treat for stains/dry clean or freeze only for odor and general soil.

    Oi Polloi has sizing charts and says that there's almost no shrinkage -- none in the waist and 3/4 inch in inseam if washed in "40 degree water" (would you really wash jeans in 40˚C? I assume that means 40˚F, i.e. a cold wash). This seems pretty impressive -- very true to size. What have been people's experience who have soaked them? The soak would only be to get some of the excess dye out to minimize color transfer...

    Also -- stretching, anyone? I hear these jeans retain their size pretty well. Have people who have had them for long (8 months to a year, maybe) experienced any stretching?

    Thanks!


    I think it will mean 40 degrees celsius, since that's what they use in the UK

    And it's not exactly a hot wash.. body temperature is 37 celsius
     

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