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King & Allen bring you all the very best style advice, news and ‘tailored’ articles. If you have a question that you’d like to see answered on our blog, send us an email to [email protected].

 

26 September 2019

The suit lover’s guide to the smart-casual office trend

An increasing number of companies are adopting a less formal office dress code these days, with fewer businesses expecting their male employees to show up in a suit and tie. Instead, the new watchword is ‘smart-casual’. But where does that leave the suit lover?

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23 April 2019

How to Care for your Business Suit when Travelling

Having a bespoke suit made is as much a personal investment as it is a financial one and nowhere is this more true than when it comes to business attire.

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17 April 2019

The King & Allen Photo Competition 2019

The King & Allen Photo Competition is back for 2019. Enter now for your chance to win a bespoke suit!

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02 February 2019

Back to Work Blues

January can be a difficult time of year for some; going back to work after the Christmas break, finding you’ve put on a few festive pounds and the grey, cold days that seem to stretch on forever. We at King & Allen, however, are eternal optimists and this year, we’ve decided to lean into the ‘blues.’ Read on to find out why we have such a zeal for teal!

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02 February 2019

How to Choose a Bespoke Shirt

As you may have noticed, we love nothing more than creating beautiful bespoke suits for our clients. Once the suit is fitting perfectly, nothing can ruin the look more than a badly-fitting shirt. So what are your choices when it comes to a bespoke shirt and what should you keep in mind?

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30 October 2018

Four Alterations That Can Transform Your Old Suit

WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO DO ALTERATIONS TO A WIDE-RANGE OF GARMENTS. HERE IS OUR GUIDE TO THE TOP FOUR SUIT-ALTERATIONS AND WHY YOU NEED THEM IN YOUR LIFE!

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12 October 2018

How to Wear Corduroy Today

It may remind you of your old geography teacher, but corduroy is back in a big way for Autumn/Winter 2017. It was everywhere in both the men’s and the women’s collections and has already crept its way into mainstream stores.

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19 September 2018

Five Ways To Rewear Your Wedding Suit

Investing in a bespoke suit for your wedding is just one of the many amazing decisions you get to make in the run-up to your big day. But when it’s all over, don’t just leave your suit to gather dust at the back of the cupboard.

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17 August 2018

What is Sprezzatura?

As John Galliano once said: ‘The joy of dressing is an art.’ Here at King & Allen, we believe that the perfect suit is an art form and one that can keep inspiring the wearer for many years. The classic suit will never go out of style but what if you wanted to change things up? What if you wanted to start your own dapper rebellion? Allow us to introduce you to…

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04 July 2018

Gareth Southgate’s Waistcoat

Forget football fever, the real frenzy sweeping the nation is Gareth Southgate’s penchant for a stylish, dark blue waistcoat. Marks and Spencer’s have reported a 35% increase in their sales of waistcoats since a certain England manager started sporting his at the World Cup. Indeed, a quick search on Twitter shows the absolute love and adoration for Gareth Southgate’s waistcoat addiction. And we can definitely get you kick started with your own fashion goals.

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27 March 2018

Breaking Down The Price Of Bespoke. What Should I Spend On My Wedding Suit?

Wedding planning season is always an exciting and busy time at King & Allen, with lots of clients coming to see us for help creating that special bespoke suit. For many, this will be the first time they’ve ever considered going bespoke and we believe that the experience of having your wedding suit made should be as much of an occasion as a bride choosing her dress. Unsurprisingly, though, price is often a key consideration for couples and we wanted to help answer the question ‘how much should I spend on my bespoke wedding suit?’ So, we asked Karl, one of our most experienced tailors, to walk you through three price brackets, to give you an idea of what to expect for your money.

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01 March 2018

Ask Jake. Whats the difference between off the peg, made to measure and bespoke

When can we call a tailored suit bespoke and what is the difference between off-the-peg, made-to-measure and fully bespoke?

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18 January 2018

How to Take Care of Your Shoes

Quality, not quantity, is a style mantra we live by at King & Allen. You don’t need a huge wardrobe of clothing to dress well. A smaller, more considered, wardrobe of high-quality, versatile pieces is much more useful.

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30 November 2017

5 Timeless Waistcoat Styles to Wear This Winter

There is something very appealing about waistcoats in the Winter.

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27 September 2017

Dress Like a Kingsman. Our Favourite Suits from the Sequel

Harry and Eggsy are back and dressed to kill in Kingsman’s explosive sequel: The Golden Circle. We were big fans of the first film, so we’ve been counting down to its release since the trailer was teased in April

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20 September 2017

How to Dress in a Business Casual Workplace

Dress codes at work are incredibly important. You might be highly competent and credible, but if you look unprofessional, even in a business casual environment, it can affect how others see you and seriously hold you back from achieving your potential.

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14 August 2017

How to Choose Your First Bespoke Business Suit

It’s common to feel confused when ordering your first bespoke business suit – there are so many different cloths and styles to choose from. It’s hard to know where to start!

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