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

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

Layering up for winter…

This week's guest blogger is Lorna Thompson - a tailoring consultant at our Liverpool Street store. She's going to help us beat the winter blues through keeping warm and dressing with style... After an exceptionally mild autumn and what was looking like a record-breakingly warm December – all that is about to change. Average temperatures ... More

Icon of the Month – Sam Smith

English singer-songwriter Sam Smith has had an incredible year. Last week alone the 22 year old scooped up all four of the MOBOs he was nominated for and the Q award for best newcomer, and with the Grammys and the Brits fast approaching he’ll no doubt be placing more strain on his trophy shelf in the near future. His style is ... More

Trousers – Do’s & Don’ts

  1. Length. This is probably the easiest rule to follow yet the most commonly ignored. With your shoes off, the back of the trouser should drop straight to the ground without a crease. The result should be a single break at the front. If you have more than one break, speak to your tailor about a ‘cavalry cut’ – where the ... More

Overcoat Season is here again

The weather has turned, the nights are drawing in, and October will soon be upon us. It’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to protect yourself (and your suits!) from the elements this winter. Thankfully, overcoats have never come in more styles, cloths and colours than they do today and thanks to a change in overcoat fashion ... More

Icon of the Month – Jude Law

Jude Law first came to the attention of King & Allen in The Talented Mr Ripley – in which his character Dickie Greenleaf wears some of the best ‘Riviera Style’ ever committed to celluloid. Since then he has gone on to play a number of dapper roles including Alfie Elkins (Alfie), Dr. Watson (Sherlock Holmes) and most recently in the ... More

Accessories – the magic number

Pocket squares, tie pins, collar bars, cravats, tie bars… suit accessories have never been more popular. And understandably so: a well-chosen blend of accessories can turn a standard suit into a sartorial masterpiece. But if you take it too far you’re trying too hard and you could ruin all that effort. The crucial thing is to strike a ... More

Myth busting – The truth about the ‘Super’ number

The ‘Super’ rating on cloth refers to the width of the fibre in microns. It is therefore an indicator (but by no means a measure) of quality and performance. The finer the wool is spun the thinner it is in microns and the higher the Super number – indicating that it will feel very soft. However, the high number also indicates that the ... More