A Brief History of Trousers

The first recorded reports of trousers were made by 6th century BC Greek geographers, noting the appearance of Persian, Eastern and Central Asian horse riders. It makes sense that the protection and comfort they provided from extended periods on horseback would make trousers an extremely practical choice. But the Ancient Greeks snubbed ... More

We are Social!

At K&A we have always taken great pleasure from sharing on social media. It gives us an opportunity to engage with the menswear community and hopefully impart some wisdom along the way! However, we are aware that people can be put off by the amount of pointless noise and sales patter on the internet, and we’d like to assure you that our ... More

Style advice for 2014 – Accessories

This year we are seeing a return to classic British style, with gentlemen dressing like gentlemen.  The conservative formality of the recession is dwindling and men’s style is starting to show a little flare once again.  We explored this topic earlier in the year with regard to the suits when we looked at the rise in popularity of ... More

Alternatives to Wool

The vast majority of bespoke suits are made from wool. Wool is comfortable, hardwearing and hangs well on the body, which we explored in our feature on sheep last month. However, there are plenty of other cloths worth considering if you’re looking to expand your tailored suit wardrobe. Here are our four of our favourites: Cotton. ... More

Wedding Advice – 7 Tips on dressing up a work suit to wear to a wedding

Add a pocket square – it will instantly brighten up any suit. Mix and match – Try mixing trousers, waistcoats and jackets from different suits E.g a light grey suit with a dark grey waistcoat. Or grey trousers and a navy blue jacket. Add a flower to your boutonniere. We featured these on Twitter this month and thought they ... More

King & Allen Icon of the Month – Sam Lambert

Sam Lambert is an individual who’s style is always on point; he never looks out of place but always creates a statement. He spent years studying tailoring (he is now the co-founder of the creative movement Art Comes First) - which is evident in his own personal look. Everything he wears has been greatly thought out, yet looks so ... More

5 suits every gentleman should own

The following is by no means a definitive list, as we all have different requirements for our suits. Indeed, one of the benefits of going bespoke is that you can tailor (ahem) your order to suit (so sorry) your individual requirements. This list is meant as a guideline, to help you ascertain what may or may not be missing from your ... More

King & Allen salute… the Merino Sheep

There are 1.1 billion sheep in the world, but only 3% (36 million) are the genuine Merino ram and ewe cross – the thoroughbreds if you will. Consider that these sheep can only be shorn once a year and it soon becomes clear why good quality merino wool is such a rare 'delicacy'. But what makes these sheep so special? The merino differs ... More

K&A Suit Style Predictions for 2014 – Part II: Cloth & Colour

  Continuing from last week's article on Cut and Style, below are the King & Allen 2014 style predictions for Cloth & Colour: Milled finish / flannel cloths Over the last ten years it has been interesting to observe how the popularity of milled finished cloths have waxed and waned. Only a few years ago, a clean cut, ... More

David Gandy Navy Three Piece Suit

David Gandy – Top Ten Three Piece Suits

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