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

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

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

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

Icon of the Month – Brad Pitt

This month sees the release of By the Sea, the first film Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have starred in together since they met on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith – 10 years ago. Reactions to the film have swayed from one pole to the other, but what is in no doubt is that in the last 10 years the pair have transcended from attractive movie ... More

Why were Daniel Craig’s suits so ill-fitting in Spectre?


Famous Dandies through the Ages

This month at King & Allen we’re focusing on ‘Dandyism’ – specifically on how the etymology of the word has dramatically changed over the centuries. From the relatively conservative (but painstakingly attentive) understated elegance of Beau Brummell to the modern day peacock Andre 3000, we take a look at our favourite Dandies from ... More

What is the true definition of a Dandy?

From its origins in early 19c regency England to present day pop stars like Kanye West, the word ‘dandy’ has been bandied around with equal parts respect and derision. However, fashion historians would argue that much of the negativity stems from ignorance of the true meaning of what it is to be ‘dandy’: “Contrary to what many ... More

Icon of the Month: George ‘Beau’ Brummel, 1778-1840

Beau Brummel’s infamy has very little to do with clothes. His story is of a young man born into a middle class family who was able to elevate his social status to become one of the most powerful men in England – purely off the back of his charm, his talent, his wit and, for want of a better word, his cool. Contrary to our modern interpr... More

Discussion: The ‘Slobification’ of society

In an impassioned rant in the New York Post last week, writer Elisabeth Vincentelli berated the ‘slobification’ of modern society. The article caused a torrent of debate about whether people should be entitled to wear what they like to, for example, the theatre, or whether they should follow some sort of dress code. We engaged in ... More