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

The King & Allen top 20 tips for looking taller

Most men would like to look and feel a little taller, and whether it’s in business or in our relationships height is associated with power, confidence and all round good genes. Suit wearers have an advantage in this arena, in that there are a variety of steps one can take to produce a narrower, more elongated silhouette. Below are the ... More

Do men look sexier in suits? We discover the truth…

On this blog we are always encouraging our readers to dress better, look smarter and generally take more care of their appearance. We’ve seen the impact it can have on our customers – so we speak from considerable experience. But is there actually any scientific evidence to prove that a suit really makes a difference? We looked into this ... More

The Secrets of a Bespoke Tailor

Most readers of this blog own a bespoke suit, or are very familiar with the process. You therefore know that once you’ve had a suit tailored for you, all off the peg suits pale into insignificance - instantly relegated to the lowest divisions of the wardrobe. But have you ever wondered why? How is it that a suit we have tailored for us ... More

The King & Allen guide to the perfect Wedding Suit

Choosing your wedding suit can be a difficult process. It’s probably your first time (and hopefully your last!) so even the most experienced suit buyer will need advice and off the peg shops will always try and sell you whatever they have in stock. There are three key elements to the perfect Wedding suit: 1) A Perfect Fit ... More