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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 May 2022

Celebrating Pride 2022

2022 is a very special year for Pride, as it marks 50 years since the first ever march in 1972. While there were only 700 bravely marching then, this year it is expected there will be over 2 million attendees! Of course, many historical milestones have been achieved since 1972.

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18 May 2022

A Brief Guide to Casual Tailoring

Bespoke tailoring is often seen as very formal but did you know that King & Allen offer a range of different garments for casual-wear. From sports jackets and chinos, to coats and shirts, we can elevate your casual attire to the next level. Read on to find out more about how to create your casual look.

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25 April 2022

Four Traditions to Revamp for LGBTQ Weddings

The wedding industry is steeped in heteronormative images, content and ideas. It can be difficult to navigate the wedding landscape if you're not sure which traditions you want to keep and which ones you want to ignore. We've put together a list of wedding traditions that you can either update or ditch for your wedding...

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25 April 2022

Questions We Ask At Your Business Suit Consultation

At King & Allen, we have nearly 20 years experience creating business suits for our wide range of clients. Every one is different but we usually ask the same questions at every consultation. Read on to find out more...

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24 March 2022

Our Spring Cloth Offer 2022

King & Allen have a fantastic, long-standing relationship with our favoured cloth merchant Holland & Sherry. They are the world-renowned supplier of some of the finest cloths in the world and we always love making suits from their wide range of beautiful, luxurious fabrics. This Spring, we are running a special offer, in conjunction with Holland & Sherry. You could get £100 off your next suit in one of the following fabric ranges...

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23 March 2022

Bespoke Trousers

One of the aspects our clients love the most about the bespoke experience is the sheer breadth of options that are available for a suit. We've previously explored how it is these small details, such as the lining, that can really make your suit pop. But what about the trousers? Often overlooked, a well-fitted pair of trousers really brings together the entire look. Read on to find out about a few of the different choices available for your bespoke trousers...

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08 March 2022

Women's Tailoring

You might be surprised to learn that not all tailors make suits for women. The tailoring industry has traditionally been very male-centric. The plurality of women's body shapes and the differences in construction methods have been cited as a reason for tailors not wanting to make female suits, with the added complexity being off-putting for a lot of businesses. At King & Allen, we've been making suits for women for over a decade and have honed and developed our offering.  We asked our female staff what they loved most about working for a bespoke tailors and what their favourite piece of tailoring is.

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08 February 2022

Valentine's Day From Day To Evening

At King & Allen, we love the versatility of a suit. With Valentine's Day this month, we thought it would be a great opportunity to show you how to go from day to night, while keeping your tailoring sharp and your style on point. From mixing and matching jackets, to adapting a three-piece, there are so many options to keep you looking fresh and polished.

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19 January 2022

Wedding Trends 2022

The wedding season for 2022 is upon us! We're so excited to make our clients their dream wedding suits. From extravagance, to weekend-long events, to speciality food and drink and the rise of the 'sequel wedding,' we take a look at some of our predictions for wedding trends in 2022.

Style Tips & Advice Weddings
19 January 2022

What is Dopamine Dressing?

At King & Allen, we are always interested in the psychological effects of our clothing and different ways of dressing, from sprezzatura to spezzato. So when we heard about so-called ‘dopamine dressing,’ we were immediately intrigued and set out to investigate it further.

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13 January 2022

Veganuary 2022

There is no doubt about it. Veganism is thriving. Statistics from The Vegan Society show that the number of people choosing a plant-based diet quadrupled between 2014-2019. One of the ways in which people have discovered veganism is through Veganuary. Read on to find out more and take a look at our great offer on vegan suits this January!

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22 November 2021

The King & Allen Christmas Gift List 2021

With Christmas fast approaching, take a look at our gift recommendations for the suit-lover in your life. From vouchers, to pocket squares, to cufflinks, you need look no further for the perfect Christmas present!

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11 October 2021

How To Choose Your Suit Lining

The lining of the suit is often overlooked but, at King & Allen, this is often one of the most fun moments for our customers. 'The lining choice is a chance for you to show some flair,' says Jake Allen, 'even if your suit is quite plain, the lining can really liven it up and show off your individuality.' We've outlined some cloth and lining pairings below, to give you some inspiration for your next suit!

Style Tips & Advice
11 October 2021

Autumn/ Winter Trends 2021

Now the seasons have turned and autumn is in full swing, it's time to delve a little deeper into the upcoming trends of the next few months. Our linens and cottons are safely packed away and it’s now the perfect opportunity to look at what additions we can add to the wardrobe to get us through the cold winter months.

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11 October 2021

Pink Suits

When Daniel Craig stepped out for the premiere of 'No Time to Die,' wearing a pink, double-breasted, velvet tuxedo jacket, it caused a sartorial moment that we haven't seen for some time. At King & Allen, we have been fans of the pink suit for a number of years, so we were over the moon to see James Bond himself embracing this vibrant and multi-faceted colour. Read on to see how you can incorporate more pink into your suit wardrobe and how to get the Daniel Craig look...

Style Tips & Advice Weddings
18 August 2021

A Linen Wedding Suit

Linen has been used for many thousands of years. Indeed, flax fibres were found in a prehistoric cave in Georgia, dating from around 36,000 years ago! Nowadays, linen is a lightweight, breathable fabric that is particularly popular during the summer months or in hotter climates. It's also a vegan fabric, which is perfect for those looking for a suit free from animal products.

Style Tips & Advice Weddings
16 August 2021

Small Touches to Make Your Suit Pop!

It's often the smallest details that can really make something ordinary really stand out. The understated elements of a suit can often make a big difference in not only how we're perceived by others, but how we feel about ourselves. At King & Allen, a well-put-together suit and detailed design elements always leave us feeling more confident and with a spring in our step.

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16 August 2021

The Guide to Double-Breasted Suits

One of the first style questions we ask our customers when they come in for their bespoke suit is 'double-breasted or single breasted?' While the single-breasted suit is often more popular, for both business and weddings, we are huge fans of the double-breasted suit. Read on to see why we rate this style and how you can make it work for you.

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