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

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King & Allen style predictions 2014

Every year the King & Allen style predictions go from strength to strength, and this year we’ve pulled out all the stops to bring you what we believe to be the definitive guidelines for looking good and staying stylish in the next 12 months. As with all the advice we give, it’s aimed at the discerning men’s suit buyer, so it’s ... More

The King & Allen style predictions for 2014 – Part 1: Cut and Style

Military style high cut double breasted Sales of double breasted suits continued to increase in 2013 and we only expect their popularity to rise further this year. There are a plethora of different styles to DB (we offer 7) but the one we think will really take off in 2014 has a short lapel and a high gorge, very much like a naval military ... More

The K&A Guide to: Pocket Squares

Every look needs to be finished in the right way. It's astounding how a 20cm² piece of fabric can give your suit a whole new direction. Wearing an accessory as simple as a pocket square adds something special to your suit collection. It is also an ideal way to effortlessly bring colour to your look. Today's guest writer, K&A ... More

British Menswear is seeing an unprecedented rise in popularity

According to retailing figures by DataMonitor, the 9.7bn menswear market is set to grow by £1.8bn by 2016 and will reach a staggering £13.7bn by 2021 – increasing at twice the rate of womenswear! As a predominantly menswear tailor we are delighted men are taking more of an interest in dressing well and looking good. But what has caused ... More

King & Allen Icon of the Month Special – the Dapper Doctor reaches 50

With the 50th anniversary celebrations having started already and continuing into the New Year, TV’s favourite Time Lord was an obvious choice for December’s Icon of the Month – especially when we have our very own, in house, ‘Whostorian’… In a K&A Icon special, our Wilmslow store manager – Karl “The Exterminator” ... More

King & Allen celebrate: The Overcoat

If you are new to King & Allen you may not be aware that in the months of November and December, as the cold weather begins to set in, we offer our customers an outstanding offer on an overcoat. This year is no exception and we are giving you a £200 discount with any suit purchase. This means a bespoke overcoat starts at £99! To ... More