Colourful orange and grey jacket

Why injecting colour into your suit style could make you happier (and richer!)

Wearing a splash of colour with your suit could get you a promotion, a pay rise and make you happier, according to a study of 2000 British workers. The study produced a number of interesting statistics: 20% of British workers wear no colour at all - choosing to stick to black, white and grey. 20% of 18-34 year olds credited ... More

Leonardo Dicaprio Wolf of Wall Street Tailoring

Icon of the Month – Leonardo DiCaprio

It has been a long time coming, but Leonardo DiCaprio finally got the award he’s been waiting for all these years… King & Allen Icon of the Month! When Leonardo DiCaprio first found mainstream success in the late 1990’s, he had a real passion for three button suits, which he would often wear with just the top button done up - ... More

King & Allen Wedding Suit Photography Competition Winner

K&A Suit Photo Competition – we have a winner!

Last month we invited you to send in a photo of you in your K&A suit for a chance to win £700 to spend in store. There were a huge amount of entries, so it was a genuine challenge to shortlist our favourite 6 which were then voted for by the Facebook community. The competition garnered a huge amount of attention, with over 800 ... More

Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden's Bespoke Suit

We made Iron Maiden’s drummer a dinner suit – and he trashed it immediately…

This is a photograph of Nicko McBrain, the drummer for Iron Maiden, wearing a King & Allen dinner suit for an amazing underwater photo shoot. King & Allen had donated the suit in support of a charity called Fresh2o, which aims to draw attention to the fact that over 4000 children die each day from contaminated water. Nicko ... More

Style prediction 2016 - Trainers with Tailored Suits

Style Predictions 2016, Part 2

On the blog last month we gave you Part 1 of our annual Style Predictions. As you yourself may have predicted, here is part 2! Wearing roll necks with suits Roll necks featured heavily at London Collections: Men last year and we saw the look on models and film stars throughout 2015. Now it’s time to take the plunge. Roll necks ... More

Derek Zoolander silver shiny suit

Icon of the Month – Derek Zoolander

Derek Zoolander: model, actor, philanthropist, but not an ambi-turner. In a lovely case of life imitating art, imitating life, the film’s costume designer, Leesa Evans, has confessed that most of the clothes worn by the film’s protagonists are existing pieces - or adapted from existing pieces - by designers such as Valentino, Kenzo ... More

Suits to wear to a wedding

Why it’s no longer socially acceptable to wear a work suit at a wedding

Men’s wedding suit style has seen a dramatic shift in the last few years. It used to be that a man was applauded for making an effort to look good at a wedding. Now, with our attitudes towards suits, grooming and mens style far more modernised, a well-tailored lounge suit is expected. It’s not that a charcoal grey or midnight blue two ... More

King & Allen are nominated for The UK Wedding Awards 2016

We have been shortlisted for the UK Wedding Awards – and we need your vote!

Last month King & Allen were proud to win NW Wedding Supplier of the Year in the Wedding Industry Awards. This month we have been shortlisted in the Best Groomswear category for the big ones: The UK Wedding Awards… and we need your help! The Awards are hosted by three of the biggest brands in the industry – Hitched, Perfect ... More

David Bowie's Incredible Suit Collection

Icon of the Month – David Bowie

"I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human" — David Bowie. David Bowie was the first person ever to be Icon of the Month (October 2010) which is testament to how highly his style is regarded by the King & Allen team. We would never usually repeat an Icon, but we felt it was fitting to pay our respects to a man who ... More

Predicting the future of tailoring

Style Predictions 2016. Part 1

Now in its 5th year, the King & Allen style predictions have become as much of a January fixture as failed diets and feigned sobriety. Sometimes we get it right (we predicted waistcoats and slimmer trousers back in 2009), and sometimes we get it horribly wrong (2015’s floral explosion never quite happened!), but either way it’s always ... More