Innovative ways to tie a tie

To celebrate the fact that we now sell bespoke ties (in the same colour as your lining if you wish), it seemed the perfect opportunity to offer some tie advice. The four-over-hand and half-windsor are probably the only two knots in your tie tying armoury, so why not impress your friends (and yourself!) by learning one of these more innovative ... More

Icon of the Month VE Day 70th Anniversary special – Winston Churchill

As well as Prime Minister, Winston Churchill lead an extremely eclectic life. He was a painter, a historian, a bricklayer, a prisoner of war, and a nobel prize laureate. He was also a champagne connoisseur and fashion icon – conceiving and popularising the ‘Siren Suit’ – a zip-up ‘onesie’, to be worn when seeking shelter during ... More

The K&A Guide to Dressing for work

Want to look great for work? Want to rise through the ranks like the proverbial phoenix? Of course you do! Follow these simple guidelines and you’ll be breaking glass ceilings in no time… The Suit Cloth The colour, pattern, texture and quality of the cloth are hugely significant to the look and feel of a suit. Grey. Blue and ... More

Shirt Collars explained

There are a huge variety of shirt collar styles to choose from – especially if you’re buying bespoke. Aside from the standard collar style, below are some of the most popular alternatives: Kent collar: the Kent features a slightly longer tip, creating a unique style that is a subtle differentiator. This option also allows for a ... More

King & Allen celebrate – The Suits of Mad Men

As the TV phenomenon that is Mad Men airs it’s final episode this spring, it seems appropriate that K&A takes a moment to honour the show that has brought us a host of style icons – from the Prince of Wales checked, double breasted Roger Stirling to the royal blue two-pieces of young upstart Pete Campbell, Mad Men inspired a raising ... More

Icon of the Month – Eddie Redmayne

Like previous King & Allen icons Benedict Cumberbach or Idris Elba, Eddie Redmayne is one of those talented young British actors who it’s impossible not to like. He shot to super-stardom in Les Miserables and hasn’t put a foot wrong since, showing his real acting meat playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything – for which ... More

The K&A Guide to Socks

When considering your outfit in the mornings, perhaps the farthest thing from your mind will be the pair of socks you’re going to wear. After all, they aren’t going to make or break an outfit. Socks are just a subtle accessory and are therefore often passed over, but a good pair of socks can add fantastic flair - especially to a suit. ... More

We celebrate one of the best cloths on the planet – by offering a £200 discount on it!

As regular King & Allen customers will know we have a very close relationship with Holland & Sherry. We love the quality of their cloths and the huge choice they offer. We send them a huge amount of business and in return they give us generous discounts, which we pass on to our customers. It’s just one of the factors that enable ... More

King & Allen Style Predictions 2015

London. Paris. Milan. The three main men’s fashions weeks of the year all took place in January, and we’ve kept an extra close eye on the catwalks in order to provide you with the most relevant Style Predictions a King & Allen customer could wish for. But as well as looking to the catwalks for inspiration, we also analyse the buying ... More

The King & Allen guide to Tweed

This week’s guest blogger is Mary-Cait, who is a consultant at our Northern Tailoring centre in Wilmslow. Being so much closer to Scotland than us soft southerners, she is in a far better position to tell us about one the UK’s most charismatic cloths – Tweed. Tweed originated in the 18th century – created by Scottish weavers who ... More