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29 November 2013

The K&A Guide to: Pocket Squares

Every look needs to be finished in the right way. It’s astounding how a 20cm² piece of fabric can give your suit a whole new direction. Wearing an accessory as simple as a pocket square adds something special to your suit collection. It is also an ideal way to effortlessly bring colour to your look. Today’s guest writer, K&A Tailoring Consultant and renowned pocket square aficionado, Tolani Tubi shares his top tips on how to perfect the finishing touches:

Style Tips & Advice
28 November 2013

British Menswear is Seeing an Unprecedented Rise in Popularity

According to retailing figures by DataMonitor, the 9.7bn menswear market is set to grow by £1.8bn by 2016 and will reach a staggering £13.7bn by 2021 – increasing at twice the rate of womenswear! As a predominantly menswear tailor we are delighted men are taking more of an interest in dressing well and looking good. But what has caused this surge in the popularity? We explore 5 of the top reasons:

King & Allen News
28 November 2013

King & Allen Icon of the Month Special – the Dapper Doctor reaches 50

With the 50th anniversary celebrations having started already and continuing into the New Year, TV’s favourite Time Lord was an obvious choice for December’s Icon of the Month – especially when we have our very own, in house, ‘Whostorian’…

Celebrity Style
04 November 2013

King & Allen featured in this month’s VOGUE magazine

They are one of the most famous names in fashion – respected and revered around the world. So when a small fashion magazine called VOGUE wanted a bespoke suit made – who else were they going to approach?

King & Allen News
31 October 2013

Icon of the Month Special – Nick Wooster

Every month in the King & Allen e-magazine, The Stitch , we feature a famous person who dresses well. In the latest edition we celebrate a person who is becoming famous because he dresses well. Nick Wooster is a style blogger and retail advisor based in New York, whose ability to consistently put a great outfit together has made him a ‘street style’ star, culminating in a mention in this very blog in an article above about accessorising a suit.

Celebrity Style
31 October 2013

The King & Allen Guide to Formalwear

With Christmas parties and Winter weddings fast approaching, and New Year’s Eve just a few weeks away, it seemed like a good time to give some advice on how to dress for a formal occasion.

Style Tips & Advice
22 October 2013

Accessorising the Suit in the Modern Era

This week we have a guest blogger writing for us at From the Cutting Room Table: Mary Cait works at our Wilmslow Tailoring Centre and she’s taken time out from seeing customers to tell us about the best ways to accessorise a suit…

Style Tips & Advice
14 October 2013

Style Tips for A/W 2013 – The return of Burgundy

The most evident trend on the runway this season is the revival of burgundy – as shown by Prada and Dior Homme who have both shown head to toe burgundy, wine and maroon suits.

Style Tips & Advice
26 September 2013

Shoes for Autumn/Winter 2013

Throw away your scuffed up rubber soled boring black lace-ups! A great suit deserves a great pair of shoes. Here are my top 10 …

Style Tips & Advice
26 September 2013

The History of the Shirt

The shirt has been the staple in every man’s wardrobe for centuries. It is the thread that ties the suit together (excuse the pun!) and completes the sartorial look. Without it the suit is incomplete. This month our guest blogger, King & Allen’s very own Joyce Addai-Davis, explores the rich history of this simple yet hugely culturally significant garment:

Style History
04 September 2013

We have a NEW range – Introducing… Golf Extreme!

As a result of an increasing trend in Italy for bold patterns and tartans, our favourite cloth-maker Holland & Sherry have created a new line to match the demand. And if tailoring history has taught us anything it’s that a trend that starts in Italy will inevitably end up huge in the UK: peak lapels, slanted pockets, cool wools etc… – all originated from the catwalks (and streets) of Italy.

King & Allen News
04 September 2013

King & Allen Icon of the Month Special – Bill Murray

Every month King & Allen send out an e-magazine called The Stitch which features style advice, exclusive offers, tailoring news and other bite size chunks of great stuff.

Celebrity Style
26 July 2013

Suit style advice for the taller chap

Last month we looked in detail at how to accentuate height using a well tailored suit. This month we thought it was only fair to focus on the taller gents and how they can use bespoke tailoring to get the best look for their body shape.

Style Tips & Advice
25 June 2013

The King & Allen guide to: Looking stylish at a wedding.

Dressing with style to a wedding is all about balance. At one end of the spectrum is to look like you’ve just stepped out of an office – conservative, depressing and showing no attempt at making an effort. On the other end of the spectrum is worse – a fortnight’s fun in one: the loudest shirt, the brightest suit, the ‘craziest’ tie:

Style Tips & Advice Weddings
21 June 2013

Improve the performance of your suit with Aquarret™ technology.

King & Allen customers can rest assured that their suits are stitched to such a high standard that if they look after them and rotate them regularly they will last a number of years. But what if something goes wrong? A coffee/red wine spill could ruin a suit completely. A considerable amount of time, money and energy (from both you and us!) could be tarnished in an instant. That’s why it gives us great pleasure to introduce, in conjunction with Holland & Sherry, Aquarret™ Technology. Aquarret is a brand new approach to cloth protection that can be applied to almost the entire H&S collection – and tailored by us to create the ultimate bespoke garment.

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17 May 2013

The King & Allen top 20 tips for looking taller

Most men would like to look and feel a little taller, and whether it’s in business or in our relationships height is associated with power, confidence and all round good genes. Suit wearers have an advantage in this arena, in that there are a variety of steps one can take to produce a narrower, more elongated silhouette.

Style Tips & Advice
22 April 2013

The Secrets of a Bespoke Tailor

Most readers of this blog own a bespoke suit, or are very familiar with the process. You therefore know that once you’ve had a suit tailored for you, all off the peg suits pale into insignificance – instantly relegated to the lowest divisions of the wardrobe. But have you ever wondered why? How is it that a suit we have tailored for us fits, and feels, so much better? The stalwarts of Savile Row will tell you it’s a combination of tiny adjustments and calculations that add up to create an alchemic combination of style, fit and comfort. And they’d be right. But they’d never tell you how they did it. They’d sooner fall on their shears than disclose the tricks of the trade.

Style Tips & Advice
01 March 2013

The King & Allen guide to the perfect Wedding Suit

Choosing your wedding suit can be a difficult process. It’s probably your first time (and hopefully your last!) so even the most experienced suit buyer will need advice and off the peg shops will always try and sell you whatever they have in stock.

Style Tips & Advice

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