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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.

Style Tips & Advice Style History
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.

Style Tips & Advice Vegan
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.

Style History King & Allen News
12 April 2012

Spotlight on… summer cloths

As I mentioned in last week’s post, there are 5 ways to keep cool in your suit this summer. The most significant factor, however, will always be the cloth you choose, and that’s what I’d like to focus on today.

Style Tips & Advice
08 April 2012

What does a bespoke tailor wear to his own wedding? Part 2

My journey began in Primrose Hill, at the beautiful house of one of London’s true modern dandies – Guy Hills. Guy runs a very unique cloth company – Dashing Tweeds. The house is a true reflection of the brand – the lounge was adorned with beautiful furniture upholstered in his cloths and downstairs was a recently built penny farthing bicycle, next to a cardboard box full of ‘Dashing Tweeds’ hand-made flat caps and customized Converse All Stars. Next to that: rolls and rolls of the most innovative and creative cloth designs I had ever seen. One particular cloth stood out to me, and I had made up my mind before I left the house.

Style Tips & Advice
31 March 2012

The King & Allen guide to… choosing the perfect Summer suit.

Just because the temperature is rising there is no need to lower your sartorial standards. Follow my 5 tips below and you can look and feel your best whether it’s on the sweltering commute to work or a wedding on a hot summer’s day.

Style Tips & Advice Accessories
02 March 2012

Our flagship store in Surbiton has had a beautiful new refurb.

Just like so many of our customers, we decided to start 2012 by smartening our appearance… we want to make a good impression after all!

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