Albam AW20 Collection At HIP

Established in 2007, Albam was born out of frustration by its founders wanting to discover what items could be designed and produced locally in Britain. With an ethos of being timelessly British and focusing their design on confidence and craftsmanship, Albam is a key offering at HIP. The London based brand focuses on fabrics, fits […]

Albam AW20 Collection At HIP sweatshirt cagoule

Established in 2007, Albam was born out of frustration by its founders wanting to discover what items could be designed and produced locally in Britain. With an ethos of being timelessly British and focusing their design on confidence and craftsmanship, Albam is a key offering at HIP. The London based brand focuses on fabrics, fits and finishes to create a truly understated line of clothing that forms to its wearer.

Over time, Albam has grown and evolved to provide the perfect capsule wardrobe for the person who believes in well-made and honest clothes with no surprises. Although the brand draws its inspiration from core classic menswear, it is still able to look towards the future. Traditional historic garments are updated with modern details down to buttons, fastenings and linings to improve day to day life for the discerning wearer. Working with some of the UK and Europe’s finest craftsmen and factories, Albam produce four collections a year of original, contemporary essentials that combine the best of classic touches and modern fabrications to create garments built to last you years upon years.

Inspiration for Albams AW20 collection, in particular the outerwear, is split into two distinct parts, with both the beauty of British outdoors orienteering and smart traditional uniforms of the 80’s both playing a role. Looking at the orienteering aspect more closely, Albam have taken the best bits of the often dreary and wet British youthful pastime to create vintage inspired functional styles such as the Zip Through Cagoule – which is made using a premium British drywax canvas that’s water-resistant, breathable and durable, direct from the Halley Stevensons fabric mill in Scotland. Continuing the orienteering theme, Albam also present their hero jacket for the season aptly named the Orienteering Parka. This classic yet contemporary piece has also been crafted from same premium British drywax canvas, with its distinct colourway drawing influence from vibrant colour combinations of vintage 80’s outdoorswear. Combining these details with a larger fit for layering and an ample amount of pockets, this Parka from Albam works as well as it does up on the hills as it does in the hustle and bustle of the city.

Along with finding authentic inspirations that speak to the brands design, Albam also take fabric selection very seriously. For AW20, Albam looked towards the UK to source their drywax and water resistant coated cotton and canvas, whilst looking to Italy for lightweight garment dyed and defined cottons and nylons for lighter pieces. Keeping their shirting selection strong as always, the brand picked out classic heavier woven weights mixed with these lighter Italian cottons in richer colours to help circle back to that 80’s working class feel.

Highlighting our latest delivery from Albam, technical drywax outerwear is complemented with staple styles returning in new seasonal designs in the form of the Traders Jacket and Mile Shirt, whilst the Quarter Zip Pullover lands in a variety of colourways to satisfy those comfier at home and layering situations.

The latest from Albam for AW20 at HIP is online now.

Albam AW20 Collection At HIP sweatshirt cagoule
Albam AW20 Collection At HIP  cagoule
Albam AW20 Collection At HIP sweatshirt
Albam AW20 Collection At HIP sweatshirt
Albam AW20 Collection At HIP sweatshirt parka
Albam AW20 Collection At HIP sweatshirt parka
Albam AW20 Collection At HIP sweatshirt shirt
Albam AW20 Collection At HIP sweatshirt pants

YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 ‘Sand Taupe’

This Winter, adidas Originals + KANYE WEST present the all new YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 ‘Sand Taupe’ – featuring an earth toned upper composed of multi-toned re-engineered Primeknit. The YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 ‘Sand Taupe’ incorporates the post-dyed monofilament stripe woven into its side and rear with adidas’ innovative BOOST technology in the midsole encased in a […]

This Winter, adidas Originals + KANYE WEST present the all new YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 ‘Sand Taupe’ – featuring an earth toned upper composed of multi-toned re-engineered Primeknit. The YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 ‘Sand Taupe’ incorporates the post-dyed monofilament stripe woven into its side and rear with adidas’ innovative BOOST technology in the midsole encased in a light clear outsole. The YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 ‘Sand Taupe’ features no-tie stretch laces for easy on and off wear for those looking for a relaxed fit and comes equipped with a second set of standard laces for the classic 350 V2 fit.

The adidas + KANYE WEST YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 ‘Sand Taupe’ launches at HIP on 19/12/20 online via our raffle and in Leeds on a first come, first served basis with social distancing measures in place.

HIP Staff Picks: Universal Works AW20

In the first of our new ‘Staff Picks’ series, we showcase one of our favourite brands; and one that has turned into somewhat of a HIP uniform – Universal Works, with selections handpicked by staff from our HQ alongside both Leeds and Nottingham stores. Universal Works is a brand that could only be born in […]

HIP Staff Picks: Universal Works AW20

In the first of our new ‘Staff Picks’ series, we showcase one of our favourite brands; and one that has turned into somewhat of a HIP uniform – Universal Works, with selections handpicked by staff from our HQ alongside both Leeds and Nottingham stores.

Universal Works is a brand that could only be born in Britain. Created in 2008 by David Keyte, an alumni of Paul Smith, Maharishi and Albam – nonetheless this is a brand shaped by working class upbringing, pride in appearance and a deep appreciation of the musical and sporting subcultures that underpin the everyday life of British men. Universal Works takes its cultural and contextual heritage and layers it under a nuanced understanding of contemporary menswear needs, to create an easy-wearing collection thats never over designed.

Sticking to what they do best, Universal Works’ AW20 collection yet again shows the brands strength in creating a capsule wardrobe of pieces you can go back to again and again, whilst having the ability of easily being able to be dressed up or down depending on the mood. Key pieces in the collection include the toasty Lancaster Fleece Jacket, the timeless Harris Tweed Bakers Jacket and the dress up or down Corduroy Three Button Jacket. View our staff selects below and shop the full Universal Works AW20 collection here.

HIP Staff Picks: Universal Works AW20 Wool Fleece Cardigan
HIP Staff Picks: Universal Works AW20
HIP Staff Picks: Universal Works AW20
HIP Staff Picks: Universal Works AW20
HIP Staff Picks: Universal Works AW20 Field Waistcoat Fatigue Pant
Field Waistcoat & Fatigue Pant
HIP Staff Picks: Universal Works AW20

adidas Originals Manchester 89 SPZL

Having first been created as a limited-edition silhouette in commemoration of its namesake city hosting the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the adidas Manchester has since become a major cultural touchpoint for fans of the brand across the world. This December, adidas SPEZIAL pays homage to the shoe’s cultural roots with the launch of the Manchester 89 […]

adidas Originals Manchester 89 SPZL Music Studio HIP

Having first been created as a limited-edition silhouette in commemoration of its namesake city hosting the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the adidas Manchester has since become a major cultural touchpoint for fans of the brand across the world. This December, adidas SPEZIAL pays homage to the shoe’s cultural roots with the launch of the Manchester 89 SPZL. Upon release in 2002, the original adidas Manchester was in many ways an acknowledgement of the love affair between youths in the North West of England and the adidas ‘City Series’ that began in the 1980s and continues to this day. For this new iteration, the silhouette’s upper is matched with asymmetric premium suede toe overlays which create a subtle contrast with the rest of the shoe and take inspiration from 1990s Russian made Handball SPEZIALs. The coveted shoe is finished in a classic navy, light blue, and red colourway as a nod to the city’s iconic football teams.  During these pivotal decades in Manchester the music scene was thriving, often coined ‘Madchester’, this distinctive musical movement that sprung up was characterized by a lively sound that blended alternative rock with influences such as 1960s pop, psychedelia and acid house.

adidas Originals Manchester 89 SPZL Music Studio HIP


Speaking about the shoes background to HIP, adidas SPEZIAL founder and curator Gary Aspden stated – “The ’89’ in the naming has clear cultural connotations for Manchester. It was a year when in terms of music and creativity Manchester was the most important and directional city on the planet. Manchester’s cultural impact in that year may be the first thing that springs to mind for many, but the naming primarily relates to the design language used in the shoe. As with all things SPEZIAL, the design decisions connect back to the history of the three stripes. The 89 in the name is primarily about the fact that the use of parallel edged stripes was commonplace in late 80s ‘City Series’ designs that adidas released around then. The reflective materials used for the stripes and heel are another feature that reference that era. If we were to do a new version of the Manchester, then the shoe needed to go somewhere new, but it needed to reference previous colour palettes of adidas Manchester releases and needed to stay with the Handball SPEZIAL silhouette that the lineage of the adidas Manchester is synonymous with”.

The adidas Originals Manchester 89 SPZL launches at HIP via online raffle and in both our Leeds and Nottingham stores on 16/12/20 on a first come, first served basis with social distancing measures in place.

adidas Originals Manchester 89 SPZL Music Studio HIP
adidas Originals Manchester 89 SPZL Music Studio HIP
adidas Originals Manchester 89 SPZL Music Studio HIP
adidas Originals Manchester 89 SPZL Music Studio HIP
adidas Originals Manchester 89 SPZL Music Studio HIP

Cape Heights AW20 Collection At HIP

Founded in 1990 in the nature loving town of Hudson, Massachusetts, Cape Heights was born with the great outdoors in their DNA as a manufacturing company who produced goods for brands such as Penfield, L.L Bean, Land’s End and Colorado to name a few. Now producing their own wares, Cape Heights creates collections of top quality apparel that can be worn […]

Cape Heights AW20 Collection At HIP outdoors lookbook

Founded in 1990 in the nature loving town of Hudson, Massachusetts, Cape Heights was born with the great outdoors in their DNA as a manufacturing company who produced goods for brands such as Penfield, L.L Bean, Land’s End and Colorado to name a few. Now producing their own wares, Cape Heights creates collections of top quality apparel that can be worn while hiking, camping, paddling or at home. Finding inspiration in the extreme climates of New England, one of Cape Height’s specialties is high warmth outerwear that encourages exploration and adventure no matter the conditions.

Here at HIP, Cape Heights is a brand we embrace as a strong addition to the outdoors ready offering we carry due to its function first design philosophy and rich history. With outerwear at the forefront, Cape Heights latest collection features the likes of Polartec fleece, high density ripstop fabric, premium duck down fill and peached nylon to ensure warmth and durability in all conditions. This latest delivery also includes a capsule collaboration with HIP favourites YMC to create an understated take on the brands classic down fill outerwear with a modern contemporary touch. 

The Cape Heights AW20 Collection at HIP is online now.

Cape Heights AW20 Collection At HIP outdoors lookbook
Cape Heights AW20 Collection At HIP outdoors lookbook
Cape Heights AW20 Collection At HIP outdoors lookbook
Cape Heights AW20 Collection At HIP outdoors lookbook
Cape Heights AW20 Collection At HIP outdoors lookbook
Cape Heights AW20 Collection At HIP outdoors lookbook

YEEZY BOOST 380 ‘Azure’

adidas Originals and Kanye West join this holiday season for an all-new iteration of the coveted YEEZY BOOST 380. The YEEZY BOOST 380 ‘Azure’ features an upper composed of a multi-toned re-engineered Primeknit alongside a woven translucent monofilament window for added interest. This model features no-tie stretch laces for easy on and off wear and comes equipped with a second set of […]

adidas Originals and Kanye West join this holiday season for an all-new iteration of the coveted YEEZY BOOST 380. The YEEZY BOOST 380 ‘Azure’ features an upper composed of a multi-toned re-engineered Primeknit alongside a woven translucent monofilament window for added interest. This model features no-tie stretch laces for easy on and off wear and comes equipped with a second set of standard laces. As expected, the 380 is finished off with a re-engineered full-length BOOST midsole for endless added comfort.

The adidas + KANYE WEST YEEZY BOOST 380 ‘Azure’ launches at HIP on 12/12/20 online via our raffle.