A Fashion Revival Made in England

A new generation of designers is doing what many thought impossible: Selling British men on fashion. Can they resuscitate the country’s clothes-making tradition in the process?
Alastair Rae and James Shaw, the founders of Albam, proudly flaunt their lack of affinity for haute couture, making clothes that are stylish but never so edgy as to invite ridicule Photograph by Ting Cheng

Fashion designers generally fit one of two stereotypes. There’s the monosyllabic minimalist, inhaling unfiltered cigarettes and indie rock; or the couturier, resplendent in fuschia-pink, fond of crêpe de Chine and comically small dogs.

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