Cloth, Construction and Colour – The 3 C’s that will keep you cool this summer.

You don’t need us to point out that May had some scorchingly hot days. If you’re a commuter, or you got married, you could probably recount each and every one of them – for polar opposite reasons! It’s not too late to prepare for the summer heat, and below is the King & Allen guide to the 3 C’s that will stop you sizzling ... More

Style Options – Getting the details right

Beware of the man who won't be bothered with details - William Feather (1908 - 1976) Last month we offered tips on how to best to accessorise a suit. This month we’re focusing on the details which really count – the style options. Part of the pleasure of ordering a bespoke suit is the opportunity that arises to add a touch of ... More

Suit Up Ladies….

This week's guest blogger is Mary-Cait Bristow, who works as a tailoring consultant in our Wilmslow store. She is going to share some insights into a subject close to her heart - ladies suits... The androgynous style for women has been gracing our trend books for decades. Whether it is the power suit of the 1980’s or the Katherine ... More

A review of the suits on SUITS

This week we have a guest blogger - Tulani Tubi - who is a K&A consultant based at our Liverpool Street showroom. Watching the TV show Suits these past few months has become an obsession of mine. Not only is the show extremely funny and intriguing, but also it’s the styling of the characters that keeps me engrossed. It is true to say ... More

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