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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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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?

Style Tips & Advice Accessories Business Style
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.

Style Tips & Advice
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.

Style Tips & Advice King & Allen News
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.

Celebrity Style Style History
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.

Style Tips & Advice Accessories
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.

Celebrity Style King & Allen News
25 October 2018

Edd & Liams Handmade Wedding in the Lake District

King & Allen grooms Edd & Liam got married in the picturesque Lake District. It was an elegant affair with an attention to detail that wowed us. So much thought went into making their day unique, from handmade light fixtures and thoughtfully chosen scented candles to their lakeside venue and not-quite-matching suits.

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