Our friend Tommy told me about Albam sometime last year & I finally got round to ordering some pieces from them a few weeks ago. A British company with a shop on Beak Street in London, their philosophy is to make simple clothes that can be worn everyday using great fabrics, whilst also striving to be affordable. Producing as much as they can in the UK, with shirts being made in Portugal & some of the fine knitwear in Italy. Obviously they have been approached by many other retailers wanting to sell their product but have so far stood firm as this would affect the retail price greatly.
I picked up 5 pieces, this black & white check shirt being my favorite. Made in Portugal from 100% cotton, the shirt has 2 chest pockets, reinforced elbows, a placket that runs half way down the front with contrasting white buttons & the collars are also a really nice crisp shape.
*If you fill out their questionnaire, they'll give you 20% off the first order, which is what tipped me over the edge.