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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.

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14 February 2013

The K&A Guide to dressing for a hot date!

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is impossible to avoid. This year, why not embrace it and use it as an excuse to take someone you love (or would like to love!) out on a hot date. Whether you’re trying to create that all important first impression, or you just want to remind your partner that you’ve ‘still got it’, it’s important that you’re dressed to perfection.

Style Tips & Advice
29 January 2013

Suit Style Predictions for 2013

2013 is going to be another great year for men’s tailoring. The more de rigour it becomes to look smart and wear great clothes, the more men will have the opportunity to experiment without feeling like they’re trying too hard.

Style Tips & Advice
23 January 2013

The Psychology of Suits

The start of a new year is the perfect time to freshen up your suit wardrobe. A new year should bring new enthusiasm for moving your career forward and achieving new goals.

Style Tips & Advice
29 November 2012

Gary Barlow and his X Factor Suits

Usually we wouldn’t lower the tone of From the Cutting Room Table by discussing the X Factor. However, it has been brought to my attention by a few of my (mainly female) friends how good some of the suits look this series… so I did some investigation… For the most part we can dismiss the contestants’ sartorial attempts completely. Teeny boppers in Topman is not King & Allen’s style at all. Instead I would like to focus on the ‘adults’ of the show – most specifically Gary Barlow and Dermot O’Leary, who every week have been consistently producing some great looks that King & Allen customers would do well to emulate.

Celebrity Style
25 October 2012

The Top 20 Best Bond Suits of All Time

Derr derr dum! Derr derr dum…! James Bond is Britain’s most most famous male style icon, and to celebrate 50 years of superspy superstyle, and the release of Skyfall, King & Allen co-founder, Adam King, gives you the top 20 Bond suits of all time. So pay attention 007…

Celebrity Style
11 September 2012

What does the owner of a bespoke tailoring company wear to his own wedding? Part 1

Last weekend I got married to my beautiful girlfriend Lucy. The sun shone and the whole event was amazing – definitely the best day of my life. Whilst it would give me great pleasure to regale you with a minute by minute account of the day, I fear that other people’s nuptials are of little or no interest to readers of From the Cutting Room Table. I shall therefore focus on what I hope you shall find a far more intriguing question:

Style Tips & Advice King & Allen News
21 August 2012

The King & Allen guide to: Dressing for a job interview

Job interviews are nerve wracking enough without having to worry about how you look. You need to go in there knowing you look at the top of your game, so you can come across as competent and confident. Below are the King & Allen top 10 guidelines for making that fantastic first impression.

Style Tips & Advice
05 August 2012

The King & Allen Guide to: Designer Suits

A ‘designer suit’ by definition is one that has been created by a designer, but the phrase has become synonymous with fitted, stylish, modern suits. At King & Allen we define a suit as a ‘designer suit’ when all the contributing factors that go into it have combined successfully: the fit is right; the cut is right; the cloth is right; the style is right. The suit has elevated beyond the realms of a practical work tool or a smart outfit for events. The suit has distinguished itself (and therefore its wearer) to a higher, more stylish level.

Style Tips & Advice Celebrity Style
19 July 2012

Focus On: The Prince of Wales Check Suit

There is a not more quintessentially British suit than a Prince of Wales check suit. To wear a POW suit is therefore to wear an icon of British heritage – a timeless style that will be enjoyed and treasured for a lifetime.

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05 July 2012

Suiting trends for 2012

Firstly I’d like to welcome you to King & Allen’s all new blog. Expect to find style advice, competitions, and news and views from the world of bespoke tailoring, suiting and high end fashion.

Style Tips & Advice Accessories
04 July 2012

We have opened a new store in the Square Mile.

On Monday the newest branch of King & Allen opened opposite Liverpool Street station in London’s Square Mile. We have been visiting the area on Mondays and Thursdays for 8 years so it is a great feeling to be able to plant the King & Allen flag in an area we are so fond of and in which we have enjoyed so much success.

King & Allen News
06 June 2012

James Bond’s Hacking Jacket from Goldfinger is set for ‘re-release’

Tweed is back in the news again. The clever chaps at Harris tweed in Scotland have recreated the original pattern that James Bond’s hacking jacket is made from in Goldfinger. The new cloth will also be lighter than traditional tweed so it can be worn all year round.

Celebrity Style Style History
16 May 2012

Focus on: Linen Suits

As Summer approaches more customers are asking about lightweight suits and linen suits in particular. Finding a linen suit off the peg is not easy: choice is minimal and quality varies considerably.

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23 April 2012

The Siege of Savile Row

This morning I popped down to Mayfair to report on the Chap Magazine’s ‘Siege of Savile Row’. They have been drumming up support recently for a petition to stop American teen sportswear brand Abercrombie and Fitch from opening a childrenswear store at Number 3 (next to Gieves and Hawkes), culminating in a protest outside the proposed store to coincide with St George’s day.

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