From nights out on Sauchiehall street to trips to the Kelvingrove Art gallery and museum, what makes Glasgow the wonderful city that it is? Well, it might not be the weather, that’s for sure but it could be the people with their welcoming attitude and comedic banter.
Albany Clothing is a proud, Glasgow-based apparel brand founded by two childhood pals, Mike and Joe, who wanted to create a brand that reflected the best of Glasgow; style, humour, tradition and community.
They said:”We have known one another since our school days and reconnected to start a clothing company that offers a luxurious, timeless range of clothing, reflecting our love for our city and celebrating Glaswegians wherever they are.”
Sustainable fabric meets timeless designs
While fashion is at the heart of Albany Clothing, its founders are proud to celebrate its range of core values, using sustainable fabrics and timeless designs that offer top quality clothing that lasts. Like many Glaswegians, Albany Clothing is thrifty and doesn’t like waste.
Mike and Joe added: “We aim to bring our customers apparel that lasts by using 100% organic cotton to ensure they feel good and enjoy long-lasting comfort. We certainly don’t subscribe to the dangerous trend of disposable fashion.”
Giving back to the community
Along with their humour and passion for a more sustainable Glasgow, Glaswegians are known for their charitable deeds. Albany clothing is no different and will always aim to give back as they want to celebrate and support those who make Glasgow such a wonderful city.
Starting with the Beatson by releasing their Beatson range of Polos and a Gilet with the exclusive Albany logo donating 100% of the profits to the Beatson Charity, they said: “The Beatson Cancer Charity has touched all of our lives. We are delighted that our range will allow us to support their incredible work.”
This brings us to the logo
Dubbed one of the “most bizarre monuments on earth” by Lonely Planet, the Duke of Wellington statue in Glasgow was first crowned with a cone in the mid-’80s. Who by? No one knows.
Since then, no matter how many times it has been taken down, someone puts it back up. You could say it’s an emblem of the city’s eccentricity, and this humour is known to the rest of the world.
The founders of Albany clothing feel that it has become such an instantly recognisable badge that Glaswegians wear with pride. Arguably the most photographed statue in Glasgow, it has become instantly recognised worldwide. This exact fun and lighthearted banter inspired the logo for Albany Clothing, and they hope that locals will wear the brand with pride and that visitors will take it as a joyful and long-lasting memory of their visit to Glasgow.