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They're always particularly friendly in UW. Really nice people. I've only ever bought a shirt from them but i've been eyeing up their wool vests for some time.

What's the deal with Albam these days? Their initial USP was that all their stuff was UK made. I'm presuming with their growth that this is no longer the case and they've had to search further afield for manufacturers?
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Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:

'Curated outfit'? Come on MB, I expect better of you, has London switched you into hipster mode?



Shit sorry where did that come from! Thank you for bringing this to my attention, I will watch out for future such infractions.

Originally posted by Mr Black Mr Black wrote:

They're always particularly friendly in UW. Really nice people. I've only ever bought a shirt from them but i've been eyeing up their wool vests for some time.

What's the deal with Albam these days? Their initial USP was that all their stuff was UK made. I'm presuming with their growth that this is no longer the case and they've had to search further afield for manufacturers?

   

I think Albam work to the same principle, they are very transparent in where it's made which appears to be UK and Portugal as well.

I'd almost guess it's the same factory somewhere in Portugal, which must be doing rather well out of these brands outsourcing!

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Your item of clothing was made where?
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That's an interesting article. At the end of the day, in one way or another everything boils down to politics, I suppose (or philosophy, if you follow the Wikipedia path - try it, it works).

Have you read Prof. Rivoli's book "The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy"? I am sure I saw it mentioned here a while ago.
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Its the cost that bothers me (being a northener) as ive said before i wear a £2 Gildan t-shirt most days because i get them foc, the one im wearing today was manufactured in Haiti, im under no illusion that compared to western standards the working practises will be substandard but after the earthquake any foreign investment is better than no investment at all. At full rrp its worth £2 even considering manufacturing costs will be 2p whereas a branded t-shirt lets say 'Woolrich' (to keep it on topic) the rrp would have grown over the years to reflect US manufacturing costs, but when outsourced to China and those costs drop to 2p per t-shirt (+4p for fully automated screen print) the rrp still remains the same, what are they basing their £55 rrp on 'How much will fucking idiots pay for this shit?
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/\ Aha! The RRL model! Amongst others. The fuckers.
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