Journal

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].

 

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.

Style Tips & Advice
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.

Style Tips & Advice
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.

Style Tips & Advice
14 June 2021

5 Ways to Wear a Bold Colour for Your Wedding Suit

While not everyone will want to go for an audacious check, there are ways to incorporate bold hues into your wedding suit and something for everyone...Read on for our five tips on how to wear a bold colour on your wedding day...

Style Tips & Advice Weddings
14 June 2021

How Many Business Suits Should I Have?

While business suits are certainly not as widespread or mandatory as they once were, there are still many workplaces where the suit has remained the required attire. In other offices, business casual has now become de rigueur. One of the questions we're often asked by clients is how many business suits should I have?

Style Tips & Advice Business Style
14 June 2021

Wedding Ideas to Celebrate Your Love

At King & Allen, we believe every couple is unique and their wedding should be a reflection of who they are and what they value. For LGBTQIA+ couples, this could mean embracing some wedding traditions, tweaking others, or doing something completely different. It’s your big day after all, so you call the shots!

Style Tips & Advice Weddings
13 April 2021

Dress Code Decoder

Casual, formal, semi-formal, business-casual...The list is seemingly endless, with ongoing speculation as to what each stage of formality entails. Here at King & Allen, we thought we'd simplify it and show you what is meant at each point on the formality scale...

Style Tips & Advice Style History
13 April 2021

What is Slow Fashion?

Recent years have brought with them an enhanced cultural understanding of our impact on the environment, with more and more people looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, change their consumption habits and look after the world around them.

Style Tips & Advice Style History Vegan
12 March 2021

The Rise of Vegan Fashion

In January, more than 500,000 people signed up to eat a vegan diet as part of the annual ‘Veganuary’ event. It has grown in popularity year-on-year since its start in 2014, signalling a change in the way people think about what they eat and where their food comes from. And it’s not just the food industry that has been shaken up by increasing numbers of people opting for a vegan diet...

Style Tips & Advice Vegan
12 March 2021

Bespoke Shirt Options

With many of us still working from home, loungewear has become de rigueur, with a mad dash to put on something more presentable before that all-important Zoom meeting. And so, the humble shirt has stepped into the spotlight. No longer consigned to the backseat, for many of us, wearing a shirt to an online meeting can make us feel better and look presentable and professional. There are so many options that will make a bespoke shirt really stand out and leave you looking (and, more importantly, feeling) your absolute best. Read on for our guide to making your bespoke shirt top notch.

Style Tips & Advice Accessories Business Style
12 March 2021

Top Four Wedding Trends for 2021

This year’s wedding season, much like 2020’s, will look a lot different for many people. While we’re hoping to still provide our customers with the very best wedding suits for their big day, it can be difficult to know exactly what kind of suit you’ll be wearing. So we thought we’d do a quick rundown of some of the latest trends and make our predictions for the top wedding trends for 2021.

Style Tips & Advice Weddings
04 December 2020

Our New Online Store

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new online store. Our shop offers clients a range of accessories to complement their sartorial lifestyles. From stylish pocket squares, to cufflinks and tie clips, to more practical suit care and face masks, you can browse at your leisure.

Style Tips & Advice Accessories King & Allen News
22 October 2020

Our New Cloth is Made out of Recycled Bottles

At King & Allen, we are always looking for new ways to break new ground, grow and bring the best possible service to our clients. A big part of that is making sure that we keep up-to-date on the very latest styles, trends and fabrics, as well as innovating ways to improve our service and our standards. That’s why we’re so excited to announce our new fabric range, made from recycled bottles!

Style Tips & Advice King & Allen News Vegan
01 October 2020

Lucy Spraggan Gets Her Suits Altered

As you may know, King & Allen have been making suits for singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan for a few years now and we just love her sartorial flair! When she recently lost weight, her suits needed an update and she brought them along to Karl at our Wilmslow branch for some alterations.

Style Tips & Advice Celebrity Style
21 September 2020

Four Ways To Wear a Navy Blue Suit

The navy blue suit is an absolute must in anyone's wardrobe. Versatile, flattering and classically stylish, we are absolute devotees of this most iconic and fundamental of suits.

Style Tips & Advice

Our Instagram

follow us

ARRANGE A FITTING