An Interview with Jack Parris – Winner of K&A Photo Competition 2016

Meet Jack Parris: the lucky winner of a bespoke King & Allen suit! Readers, meet Jack Parris - the winner of this year's King & Allen photo competition. His fantastic entry to the competition was a firm favourite with our facebook followers and ended up winning him a brand new suit! Today, we're catching up with Jack to see ... More

RIP Nigel Farage – Long Live the Double-Breasted Suit!

There are so many reasons to dislike Nigel Farage, it’s hard to know where to start. However, since this is a menswear blog we’ll sideline the politics for now and focus on just how much we loathe his style... Nigel Farage and the Double-Breasted Suit For years the double-breasted suit was considered the epitome of naffness. For the ... More

Icon of the Month – Tom Hiddleston

You have to feel sorry for Tom Hiddleston. Just as his rumoured romance with pop royalty Taylor Swift hits the tabloids, the global political stage implodes and no one pays a blind bit of notice. Still, we’ve all had a difficult month… Regardless of ‘Hiddleswift’ column inches, there’s no denying that the young British actor’s ... More

11 Tailoring Tips for the Tall, Slim Man

When it comes to getting suiting right as a tall, slim man, it’s all about proportion. Some tall men have long legs, some have a long body. Your tailor will do most of the hard work for you to ensure your suit perfectly compliments your body shape. However, there are a number of factors worth considering that are your decision. Be... More

Icon of the Month – Paul Weller

For over 40 years, Paul Weller has encapsulated the marriage between style and music. Having formed two of the most influential bands of their respective eras - The Jam (1976-1982) and The Style Council (1983-1989), he went out on his own and last year released his 12th solo album. From the very early days of his career, Weller’s style ... More

King & Allen in the Vogue 100 Exhibition

It was a fantastic honour this month to have been included in the Vogue 100 Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition was to celebrate 100 years of Vogue, and featured highlights from the magazine from across the years. These highlights included a photograph of world famous milliner Stephen Jones in a ... More

What does ‘Worsted’ mean?

Gorge, melton, baste, handle, pitch, twill… the world of bespoke tailoring is blessed with a rich and expressive vocabulary. Many of the terms are as old as the industry itself, and are seldom used outside the world of suiting. As a result they can be confusing, ambiguous or even misleading, and over the years this blog has sought to ease ... More

6 ways to outdress your boss without outshining your boss…

It used to be that the boss got his suits tailored and everyone else had to settle for off-the-peg. Then, in April 2004, the tectonic plates shifted, the moons and the stars aligned and a new industry was born that enabled anyone and everyone to enjoy the once hallowed experience of having a piece of cloth cut to your own taste, require... More

The King & Allen Spring / Summer Collection – 2016

In previous collections we have made every effort to push the boundaries of what’s possible in tailoring, often using the most avant garde cloths and designs - with a view to showcasing the latest styles from the the men’s fashion weeks of Paris. Milan, New York and of course London. For this season, however, we have been a little ... More

The Life and Style of Prince – The Last Dandy Megastar

From the naked androgyny of his eponymous 1979 album, to his emotional last appearance in Atlanta last week, Prince Rogers Nelson set his own path in both style and music. To understand how and why he achieved such a unique journey, it’s important to understand a little about his relationships with two key factors in his life: god and sex. ... More