Bespoke Tweed Jacket with Leather Buttons

How to Wear Tweed


King & Allen explains: “The Finishing Process: Handle & Drape”

Before the finishing process, cloth is usually hard, unworkable and unpleasant to touch. ‘Finishing’ is what gives a cloth its handle and drape – its two most significant characteristics. Handle is how the fabric feels to the touch. Is it smooth or rough? Soft or hard? There are various ways to test a cloth’s handle such as ... More

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

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

5 Reasons Why Winter favours the suit wearer

There’s no denying that the summer has its merits, but for the suit aficionado winter is undoubtedly the best season. Here’s why: You get to wear a waistcoat – all the time! I’ve written about my passion for waistcoats before. They look amazing, they are extremely slimming and they add a layer of warmth – just where the ... More

Customer question: what’s the difference between a suit jacket and a blazer/sports jacket?

The origins of the sports jacket were, as you would imagine, forged in upper class outdoor pursuits. The ‘sporting’ gent required a jacket that could survive the rough and tumble of excessive hunting, fishing and swigging from hip flasks. It often had a belt and buckle around the middle as well as elbow patches for comfort and ... More

The K&A Guide to bespoke shirts…

Hopefully you’ll be taking advantage of our fantastic summer offer, which means that in the near future you’ll be enjoying the process of choosing a bespoke shirt (for free!). As with suits, there are a number of choices you’ll need to make – which is of course part of the fun! It goes without saying that you’ll have a ... More

Summer Separates

Summer events (especially weddings abroad) are becoming increasingly casual. This is actually quite a challenge for the male guests – how to respect the formality of the occasion without looking too business-like and/or getting too hot. The answer is what we’re calling ‘Summer Separates’ – mixing a suit jacket with more ... More

The King & Allen Guide to: Vegan Suits


Summer Suit Style Inspiration

Whilst the winter months lend themselves better to the darker hues of blue, grey and black, the summer allows the opportunity to try something a little different. Get inspired with these bold, colourful ideas to improve your summer style:   1. Bold Check - Not ready for a full check suit yet? Why not start to work it into your ... More