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

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

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