A Brief History of Trousers

The first recorded reports of trousers were made by 6th century BC Greek geographers, noting the appearance of Persian, Eastern and Central Asian horse riders. It makes sense that the protection and comfort they provided from extended periods on horseback would make trousers an extremely practical choice. But the Ancient Greeks snubbed ... More

The History of the Shirt

The shirt has been the staple in every man’s wardrobe for centuries. It is the thread that ties the suit together (excuse the pun!) and completes the sartorial look. Without it the suit is incomplete. This month our guest blogger, King & Allen’s very own Joyce Addai-Davis, explores the rich history of this simple yet hugely ... More

The Top 20 Best Bond Suits of All Time


James Bond’s Hacking Jacket from Goldfinger is set for ‘re-release’

Tweed is back in the news again. The clever chaps at Harris tweed in Scotland have recreated the original pattern that James Bond’s hacking jacket is made from in Goldfinger. The new cloth will also be lighter than traditional tweed so it can be worn all year round. More significantly, much like Bond’s gadgets, the cloth is constru... More