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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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

We have opened a new store in the Square Mile.

On Monday the newest branch of King & Allen opened opposite Liverpool Street station in London's Square Mile. We have been visiting the area on Mondays and Thursdays for 8 years so it is a great feeling to be able to plant the King & Allen flag in an area we are so fond of and in which we have enjoyed so much success.   ... More

James Bond’s Hacking Jacket from Goldfinger is set for ‘re-release’

Tweed is back in the news again. The clever chaps at Harris tweed in Scotland have recreated the original pattern that James Bond’s hacking jacket is made from in Goldfinger. The new cloth will also be lighter than traditional tweed so it can be worn all year round. More significantly, much like Bond’s gadgets, the cloth is constru... More

Focus on: Linen Suits

As Summer approaches more customers are asking about lightweight suits and linen suits in particular. Finding a linen suit off the peg is not easy: choice is minimal and quality varies considerably. To help you in your research, below are our Top 5 tips for choosing the perfect linen suit. Or if you would like some useful advice direct ... More

St George’s Day 2012 – The Siege of Savile Row

This morning I popped down to Mayfair to report on the Chap Magazine's 'Siege of Savile Row'. They have been drumming up support recently for a petition to stop American teen sportswear brand Abercrombie and Fitch from opening a childrenswear store at Number 3 (next to Gieves and Hawkes), culminating in a protest outside the proposed store to ... More