Icon of the Month – Edward VIII: The Prince Charming

It’s interesting to note that the ‘best dressed Englishman of all time’ was also one of the most decadent and controversial. Coincidence? Unlikely… From the playboy antics to the nazi sympathy and bisexuality rumours, the Duke of Windsor was never far from the headlines. Like him or loath him, no one can deny that he was a ... More

Personalise Your Suit with Border Details

Last month we touched on some of the wide range of options available in the design of a bespoke suit. This month we are focussing on borders… Adding a special finish to the edge of the suit – such as piping… a contrast collar…   A contrast jet pocket or lapel… All the above can make a make a significant ... More

King & Allen ‘Icon’ Special – The Suits of Salvador Dali

One of our favourite smaller stories of this month was about a man called Tomeu L'Amo who spent 25 years proving that an artwork he bought in an antiques store for €150 was a Salvadore Dali original. Dali’s dressing style was almost as original, flamboyant and creative as his art. As well as his trademark chalk stripe double breasted ... More

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

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

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