King & Allen style predictions 2014

Every year the King & Allen style predictions go from strength to strength, and this year we’ve pulled out all the stops to bring you what we believe to be the definitive guidelines for looking good and staying stylish in the next 12 months. As with all the advice we give, it’s aimed at the discerning men’s suit buyer, so it’s ... More

The King & Allen style predictions for 2014 – Part 1: Cut and Style

Military style high cut double breasted Sales of double breasted suits continued to increase in 2013 and we only expect their popularity to rise further this year. There are a plethora of different styles to DB (we offer 7) but the one we think will really take off in 2014 has a short lapel and a high gorge, very much like a naval military ... More

The K&A Guide to: Pocket Squares

Every look needs to be finished in the right way. It's astounding how a 20cm² piece of fabric can give your suit a whole new direction. Wearing an accessory as simple as a pocket square adds something special to your suit collection. It is also an ideal way to effortlessly bring colour to your look. Today's guest writer, K&A ... More

King & Allen celebrate: The Overcoat

If you are new to King & Allen you may not be aware that in the months of November and December, as the cold weather begins to set in, we offer our customers an outstanding offer on an overcoat. This year is no exception and we are giving you a £200 discount with any suit purchase. This means a bespoke overcoat starts at £99! To ... More

The King & Allen Guide to Formalwear

With Christmas parties and Winter weddings fast approaching, and New Year's Eve just a few weeks away, it seemed like a good time to give some advice on how to dress for a formal occasion. Below is a brief summary of the history and etiquette behind menswear’s dark art – Formalwear. Morning Dress The most common occasion when a ... More

Accessorising the Suit in the Modern Era

This week we have a guest blogger writing for us at From the Cutting Room Table: Mary Cait works at our Wilmslow Tailoring Centre and she's taken time out from seeing customers to tell us about the best ways to accessorise a suit... It’s so easy to underestimate the importance of accessories in the day-to-day life of a suit, yet they ... More

Style Tips for A/W 2013 – The return of Burgundy

The most evident trend on the runway this season is the revival of burgundy - as shown by Prada and Dior Homme who have both shown head to toe burgundy, wine and maroon suits. These sophisticated shades work well with a crisp white shirt and compliment a light dusty blue perfectly: Berluti have also embraced burgundy with their ... More

Shoes for Autumn/Winter 2013

Throw away your scuffed up rubber soled boring black lace-ups! A great suit deserves a great pair of shoes. Here are my top 10 … 1. Hudson Oxfords- The day to day These are your classic lace ups. Perfect in black or brown. In fact I would get them in both. Affordable, versatile, and classic - they will be good for work as well as ... More

Suit style advice for the taller chap

Last month we looked in detail at how to accentuate height using a well tailored suit. This month we thought it was only fair to focus on the taller gents and how they can use bespoke tailoring to get the best look for their body shape.  Jacket Some tall people have long legs, others have a long body and some have a bit of both. ... More

The King & Allen guide to: Looking stylish at a wedding.

Dressing with style to a wedding is all about balance. At one end of the spectrum is to look like you’ve just stepped out of an office – conservative, depressing and showing no attempt at making an effort. On the other end of the spectrum is worse – a fortnight’s fun in one:  the loudest shirt, the brightest suit, the ‘crazies... More