How Should a Suit Fit?

How Should a Suit Fit? Advice from the Experts

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How to Wear Summer Tailoring

How to Wear a Suit in a Heatwave

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RIP Nigel Farage – Long Live the Double-Breasted Suit!

There are so many reasons to dislike Nigel Farage, it’s hard to know where to start. However, since this is a menswear blog we’ll sideline the politics for now and focus on just how much we loathe his style... Nigel Farage and the Double-Breasted Suit For years the double-breasted suit was considered the epitome of naffness. For the ... More

11 Tailoring Tips for the Tall, Slim Man

When it comes to getting suiting right as a tall, slim man, it’s all about proportion. Some tall men have long legs, some have a long body. Your tailor will do most of the hard work for you to ensure your suit perfectly compliments your body shape. However, there are a number of factors worth considering that are your decision. Be... More

6 ways to outdress your boss without outshining your boss…

It used to be that the boss got his suits tailored and everyone else had to settle for off-the-peg. Then, in April 2004, the tectonic plates shifted, the moons and the stars aligned and a new industry was born that enabled anyone and everyone to enjoy the once hallowed experience of having a piece of cloth cut to your own taste, require... More

What does ‘Worsted’ mean?

Gorge, melton, baste, handle, pitch, twill… the world of bespoke tailoring is blessed with a rich and expressive vocabulary. Many of the terms are as old as the industry itself, and are seldom used outside the world of suiting. As a result they can be confusing, ambiguous or even misleading, and over the years this blog has sought to ease ... More

The King & Allen Spring / Summer Collection – 2016

In previous collections we have made every effort to push the boundaries of what’s possible in tailoring, often using the most avant garde cloths and designs - with a view to showcasing the latest styles from the the men’s fashion weeks of Paris. Milan, New York and of course London. For this season, however, we have been a little ... 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