Do men look sexier in suits? We discover the truth…

On this blog we are always encouraging our readers to dress better, look smarter and generally take more care of their appearance. We’ve seen the impact it can have on our customers – so we speak from considerable experience. But is there actually any scientific evidence to prove that a suit really makes a difference? We looked into this ... More

The Secrets of a Bespoke Tailor

Most readers of this blog own a bespoke suit, or are very familiar with the process. You therefore know that once you’ve had a suit tailored for you, all off the peg suits pale into insignificance - instantly relegated to the lowest divisions of the wardrobe. But have you ever wondered why? How is it that a suit we have tailored for us ... More

The King & Allen guide to the perfect Wedding Suit

Choosing your wedding suit can be a difficult process. It’s probably your first time (and hopefully your last!) so even the most experienced suit buyer will need advice and off the peg shops will always try and sell you whatever they have in stock. There are three key elements to the perfect Wedding suit: 1) A Perfect Fit ... More

The K&A Guide to dressing for a hot date!

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is impossible to avoid. This year, why not embrace it and use it as an excuse to take someone you love (or would like to love!) out on a hot date. Whether you’re trying to create that all important first impression, or you just want to remind your partner that you’ve ‘still got it’, it’s ... More

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

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