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19 August 2019

Peaky Blinders: your guide to the iconic flat cap

The Peaky Blinders return to our screens on the 25th August 2019, guaranteeing two things: a whole lot of drama and a whole heap of sartorial style. But while each Peaky Blinder has their own individual suit style, they all share a love of one particular statement piece – the flat cap.

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30 July 2019

Celeb wedding suit styles we love

No one throws a wedding like a celebrity; after all, they’ve got the means to really put on a show, not to mention access to all the best stylists and party planners. So, if you’re tying the knot any time soon and are looking for that stand-out wedding outfit, why not take inspiration from some of the A-list?

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22 July 2019

Dior vs Chanel: one of fashion’s great rivalries

The fashion industry loves a good bust up – think Yves Saint Laurent vs Karl Lagerfeld, Giorgio Armani vs Donatella Versace, Tyra vs Naomi. But no one did rivalry, or put downs, quite like Coco Chanel.

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27 June 2019

From Bowie to Lennox: The Suits That Rocked

Music and fashion have always been inextricably linked, with many catwalk collections drawing inspiration from rock and pop stars over the years. Here, we take a look at four of our favourite music legends, each with their own signature style, but all of whom really knew how to rock a suit.

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27 June 2019

LGBTQ+ Icons

June is Pride month. A chance to reflect on the strides made towards achieving equality and to acknowledge that there is still a way to go, as well as a time to celebrate the breadth and diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.

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15 February 2019

Fashion Week Chic

We round up some of our favourite looks on (and off) the runway at New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week Men's...

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31 October 2018

Suits that Shocked

Halloween may be just around the corner but dressing to shock doesn’t have to be confined to fright night. Indeed, nothing leaves a lasting impression like an outfit that courts controversy, which got us thinking about our favourite ‘suits’ that sparked outrage. Here are our six all-star sartorial shockers.

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29 October 2018

Peaky Pics Winner

You may remember our blog post about how to wear a suit like a Peaky Blinder. The hit BBC series has inspired people up and down the country to suit up in the most classic and stylish of ways. Club collars, three-piece tweeds and, you guessed it, flat caps.

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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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12 July 2018

Conor McGregor’s “Sartorial” Statement to Floyd Mayweather

After months of sniping at one another, UFC Lightweight Champion, Conor McGregor and boxing great, Floyd Mayweather are finally going toe to toe on 26th August. That’s right – McGregor, who has never boxed before, will be fighting Mayweather, who is to this day, undefeated.

Celebrity Style
05 July 2018

How To Wear A Suit Like A Peaky Blinder

As any fan of the BAFTA-award-winning BBC series Peaky Blinders knows, the Shelby brothers can always be relied upon to look sharp while going about their business – illicit or otherwise. The look is a larger-than-life interpretation of a typical 1920s working man’s dress and in the Shelby world what you wear says as much about your place in the local pecking order as your actions.

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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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23 May 2018

How To Pull A Peaky Blinder

King & Allen have been featured in Menswear Style (among others), with out guide to wearing a suit like a Peaky Blinder...

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14 May 2018

Why Size Should Not Matter

To badly misquote Einstein: women’s sizes are a stubbornly persistent illusion. Size 12, size 18, size 8, even size 0. We’ve all heard them. We all use them in our everyday lives. But what do they actually mean?

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19 April 2018

7 Suit Styles to Steal from Colin Firth

The trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle has just been released and it looks equally as explosive as the first film. The biggest surprise? Harry Hart, played by Colin Firth, is back from the dead and wearing an eye-patch!

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08 March 2018

Lucy Spraggan Talks Suit Snobbery and Being True to Herself

Thursday 8 March is International Women’s Day and to mark it we knew exactly which lady we wanted to talk to: singer-songwriter, bespoke suit fan and King & Allen friend Lucy Spraggan.

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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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30 January 2018

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.

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