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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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25 June 2019

Dressing For Your Body Shape – Why Bespoke is Best

When it comes to bodies, there’s no such thing as a standard shape or size. Sure, plenty of us might have long legs or broad shoulders, but ultimately your proportions are unique to you. Is it any wonder, then, that so many people are left disappointed with the final fit when they choose an off-the-peg suit?

Style Tips & Advice
29 May 2019

The Groom's Ultimate Guide to Wedding Planning

There’s no such thing as a traditional wedding anymore. For most of us, the days when the bride’s parents were expected to foot the entire bill – meaning the bride and her mother planned the whole affair – are long gone.

Style Tips & Advice Weddings
28 May 2019

And The Winner Is...

Back in April, we invited King & Allen customers to enter our annual Photo Competition. Entrants posted a photo of themselves on social media, wearing a King & Allen suit, using the hashtag #shootthesuit and tagging us.

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23 May 2019

A Wedding Style Guide for the Father of the Bride or Groom

With all eyes firmly fixed on the bride and groom, it’s easy to forget that a wedding is also a landmark moment for the happy couple’s parents. Naturally everyone wants to look their best for the big day, not least because the photographic evidence will be around for a long time to come!

Style Tips & Advice Weddings
25 April 2019

10 Curious Facts About...Bamboo

Bamboo might not be the first thing that springs to mind when choosing a cloth for your bespoke suit. However, for an increasing number of our vegan clients this soft, highly breathable fabric makes a fantastic alternative to wool.

Style Tips & Advice Vegan
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.

Style Tips & Advice Business Style
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

Style Tips & Advice Style History
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

A History of Women's Tailoring: Part Two

In part two of King & Allen’s celebration of women’s tailoring, we continue our romp through the 20th century, highlighting the key suiting styles, as well as the people and events that had the greatest influence on them. Beginning with the austerity of World War II, we chart the rise of women’s liberation, and hemlines, in the sixties, through the excesses of the power-dressing eighties to the dawning of the new, 21st century.

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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.

Style Tips & Advice Weddings
01 March 2019

A History of Women's Tailoring - Part One

2019 is set to become the year for women’s suits – with everyone from the Duchess of Sussex, to Lady Gaga to Amy Poehler seen out and about in some sharp tailoring. While online searches are up 87% year on year, here at King & Allen we have seen our sales of women’s suits triple in the last year.

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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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07 February 2019

I Just Called to Say I Suit You

With Valentine’s day coming up, we thought we’d treat you to the very best romantic tailoring terms (and we promise we’ve kept it clean!)

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