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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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28 March 2019

Ditch The Dress

On the 29th March 2014, the UK saw its first same-sex marriages take place. It was a landmark moment in the history of LGBTQ+ rights and the weddings themselves were a testament to love in all its forms. Five years on from this historical milestone, we look at how the wedding industry has changed and how we, at King & Allen have seen our business grow in exciting and unexpected ways, particularly in our provision of bridal suits for women.

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26 March 2019

Karl and Daniel: Celebrating Ten Years of Tailoring in Wilmslow

As King & Allen’s Cheshire branch celebrates its 10th anniversary, we talk to two members of staff who have been there since the very beginning: store manager Karl, a firm customer favourite, and tailor Daniel, for whom suit-making is in the blood.

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08 March 2019

A History of Women's Tailoring: Part Three

As we continue our celebration of women’s tailoring this month, we move on from how suits evolved through history to what’s hot now

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05 March 2019

Friends With Benefits

Friends With Benefits: How Our Love Affair With Holland & Sherry Can Benefit You This Spring.

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05 March 2019

How to Plan Your Suit Around Your Wedding Theme Colours

Choosing your wedding theme colours is a big part of the planning process. Once you’ve done that, all other stylistic decisions can be a breeze ̶ from the bridesmaids’ dresses and flowers to the décor and, of course, your suit. Indeed, incorporating your wedding colours into your suit really personalises the whole occasion and gives you the perfect memento of your special day. Here are our top tips for working colour themes into your bespoke suit – from subtle accents to the downright daring – along with some the most popular colour choices for weddings.

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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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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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03 December 2018

How to Up Your Suiting Style for the Festive Party Season

The party season is upon us and whether your work do is full-on formal or low-key and casual, the festive period is all about dressing to impress. It’s the perfect excuse to have a bit of fun with your look while still staying true to your personality and style. Here’s our guide to five different Yuletide celebrations and the all-important outfits that will have them gossiping around the water cooler for all the right reasons.

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20 November 2018

Top Swatches for Your Autumn / Winter Suit

As the barometer drops, days shorten, and balmy barbeques become a distant memory… you’d be forgiven for packing up your summer apparel and sticking to that much-loved sweater. But, we’re here to tell you all is not lost! Winter is a great season for the suit fanatic. Don’t believe us? Check out our 5 reasons why winter favours the suit wearer article. So, what if it’s time to retire your linen and seersucker suits? Summer will be back. In the meantime, we’ve got a whole wardrobe of warm tweeds, corduroy, flannels and heavier wool worsteds to tempt you with.

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13 November 2018

The Flat Pack Flat Cap

Give the gift of bespoke this Christmas, with our flat cap gift box. It’s the perfect present for the friend who has everything, for the partner who has very particular taste, for the parent who is embracing their countryside retirement or for the Peaky Blinders fanatic.

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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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29 October 2018

The Need For Tweed Why It’s Your Must-Have Jacket This Winter.

Is there a more versatile fabric than tweed? Forget shooting parties and stuffy geography teachers sporting elbow patches, today’s tweed jackets are a staple for the style conscious. With the potential to be one of the most transformative pieces in your wardrobe, if you invest in one now, it’ll still be paying dividends in a decade. Here’s why we think a tweed blazer should be your next must-have purchase…

Style Tips & Advice Country Style
29 October 2018

Why are the pockets on my bespoke suit sewn shut?

You’ve collected your beautiful bespoke suit, taken it home, admired yourself in the mirror and are suitably delighted with the outcome. Then you go to nonchalantly slip your hand into your pockets, only to discover that they are sewn shut.

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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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29 August 2018

Dressing The Part For a Graduate Interview. A Parent's Guide.

UK graduation season is upon us again, meaning that thousands of young people are about to take the next big step in their lives – their first professional career move.

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