Suit Style Predictions for 2013

2013 is going to be another great year for men’s tailoring. The more de rigour it becomes to look smart and wear great clothes, the more men will have the opportunity to experiment without feeling like they’re trying too hard. With this in mind I have picked out three of my favourite new looks for 2013 that I feel balance the classic with ... More

The Psychology of Suits

The start of a new year is the perfect time to freshen up your suit wardrobe. A new year should bring new enthusiasm for moving your career forward and achieving new goals.     It’s very important that your appearance reflects this attitude. We know that the old adage about first impressions is true, so it goes ... More

Sports Personality of the Year – Bradley Wiggins

A huge congratulations to Bradley Wiggins who has won Sports Personality of the Year 2012. It certainly has been an amazing year for sport but ‘Wiggers’ was King & Allen’s favourite to win by a country mile, in part because of his sporting achievements this year, in part because he puts the ‘Personality’ into the term ... More

Gary Barlow and his X Factor Suits

Usually we wouldn’t lower the tone of From the Cutting Room Table by discussing the X Factor. However, it has been brought to my attention by a few of my (mainly female) friends how good some of the suits look this series… so I did some investigation… For the most part we can dismiss the contestants’ sartorial attempts completely. ... More

Bespoke Tweed Check Double Breasted Jacket

What does a bespoke tailor wear to his own wedding? Part 2

My journey began in Primrose Hill, at the beautiful house of one of London’s true modern dandies – Guy Hills. Guy runs a very unique cloth company – Dashing Tweeds. The house is a true reflection of the brand - the lounge was adorned with beautiful furniture upholstered in his cloths and downstairs was a recently built penny farthing ... More

The Top 20 Best Bond Suits of All Time


What does the owner of a bespoke tailoring company wear to his own wedding? Part 1

Last weekend I got married to my beautiful girlfriend Lucy. The sun shone and the whole event was amazing – definitely the best day of my life. Whilst it would give me great pleasure to regale you with a minute by minute account of the day, I fear that other people’s nuptials are of little or no interest to readers of From the Cutting ... More

The King & Allen guide to: Dressing for a job interview

Job interviews are nerve wracking enough without having to worry about how you look. You need to go in there knowing you look at the top of your game, so you can come across as competent and confident. Below are the King & Allen top 10 guidelines for making that fantastic first impression. 1) Colour The colour of your suit will ... More

The King & Allen Guide to: Designer Suits

A ‘designer suit’ by definition is one that has been created by a designer, but the phrase has become synonymous with fitted, stylish, modern suits.  At King & Allen we define a suit as a ‘designer suit’ when all the contributing factors that go into it have combined successfully: the fit is right; the cut is right; the cloth is ... More

Focus On: The Prince of Wales Check Suit

There is a not more quintessentially British suit than a Prince of Wales check suit. To wear a POW suit is therefore to wear an icon of British heritage – a timeless style that will be enjoyed and treasured for a lifetime. Not only is a Prince of Wales suit steeped in British history but it occupies a very practical place in a ... More