The King & Allen Guide to Formalwear

With Christmas parties and Winter weddings fast approaching, and New Year's Eve just a few weeks away, it seemed like a good time to give some advice on how to dress for a formal occasion. Below is a brief summary of the history and etiquette behind menswear’s dark art – Formalwear. Morning Dress The most common occasion when a ... More

Accessorising the Suit in the Modern Era

This week we have a guest blogger writing for us at From the Cutting Room Table: Mary Cait works at our Wilmslow Tailoring Centre and she's taken time out from seeing customers to tell us about the best ways to accessorise a suit... It’s so easy to underestimate the importance of accessories in the day-to-day life of a suit, yet they ... More

Style Tips for A/W 2013 – The return of Burgundy

The most evident trend on the runway this season is the revival of burgundy - as shown by Prada and Dior Homme who have both shown head to toe burgundy, wine and maroon suits. These sophisticated shades work well with a crisp white shirt and compliment a light dusty blue perfectly: Berluti have also embraced burgundy with their ... More

Shoes for Autumn/Winter 2013

Throw away your scuffed up rubber soled boring black lace-ups! A great suit deserves a great pair of shoes. Here are my top 10 … 1. Hudson Oxfords- The day to day These are your classic lace ups. Perfect in black or brown. In fact I would get them in both. Affordable, versatile, and classic - they will be good for work as well as ... More

The History of the Shirt

The shirt has been the staple in every man’s wardrobe for centuries. It is the thread that ties the suit together (excuse the pun!) and completes the sartorial look. Without it the suit is incomplete. This month our guest blogger, King & Allen’s very own Joyce Addai-Davis, explores the rich history of this simple yet hugely ... More

We have a NEW range – Introducing… Golf Extreme!

As a result of an increasing trend in Italy for bold patterns and tartans, our favourite cloth-maker Holland & Sherry have created a new line to match the demand. And if tailoring history has taught us anything it’s that a trend that starts in Italy will inevitably end up huge in the UK: peak lapels, slanted pockets, cool wools etc… - ... More

King & Allen Icon of the Month Special – Bill Murray

Every month King & Allen send out an e-magazine called The Stitch which features style advice, exclusive offers, tailoring news and other bite size chunks of great stuff. In each edition we celebrate the style of a celebrity, crowning them our Icon of the Month. This month’s Stitch was golf themed (to celebrate the launch of our new ... More

Don’t miss our fantastic August giveaway!

Order any suit in August and get a cabin size garment bag or shirt case from Gate8. This month we have teamed up with an exciting new brand called GATE8 Luggage, whose clever patented luggage meets ALL Airline cabin size requirements not only saving you money from baggage fees but also guarantees your suits and garments arrive crease ... More

Suit style advice for the taller chap

Last month we looked in detail at how to accentuate height using a well tailored suit. This month we thought it was only fair to focus on the taller gents and how they can use bespoke tailoring to get the best look for their body shape.  Jacket Some tall people have long legs, others have a long body and some have a bit of both. ... More

The King & Allen guide to: Looking stylish at a wedding.

Dressing with style to a wedding is all about balance. At one end of the spectrum is to look like you’ve just stepped out of an office – conservative, depressing and showing no attempt at making an effort. On the other end of the spectrum is worse – a fortnight’s fun in one:  the loudest shirt, the brightest suit, the ‘crazies... More