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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.

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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.

Style Tips & Advice
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

King & Allen News
12 October 2018

How to Wear Corduroy Today

It may remind you of your old geography teacher, but corduroy is back in a big way for Autumn/Winter 2017. It was everywhere in both the men’s and the women’s collections and has already crept its way into mainstream stores.

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09 October 2018

The History of the Button

In our fast-paced, modern lives, where trends come and go overnight, we can often take for granted the most fundamental of things. At King & Allen, we are huge fans of tiny details and believe that we should pay them the homage they deserve. With that in mind, we thought we’d delve into the history of the unsung hero of any bespoke suit: the button.

Style History
19 September 2018

Five Ways To Rewear Your Wedding Suit

Investing in a bespoke suit for your wedding is just one of the many amazing decisions you get to make in the run-up to your big day. But when it’s all over, don’t just leave your suit to gather dust at the back of the cupboard.

Style Tips & Advice Weddings Country Style Business Style
29 August 2018

Dressing The Part For a Graduate Interview. A Parent's Guide.

UK graduation season is upon us again, meaning that thousands of young people are about to take the next big step in their lives – their first professional career move.

Style Tips & Advice
17 August 2018

What is Sprezzatura?

As John Galliano once said: ‘The joy of dressing is an art.’ Here at King & Allen, we believe that the perfect suit is an art form and one that can keep inspiring the wearer for many years. The classic suit will never go out of style but what if you wanted to change things up? What if you wanted to start your own dapper rebellion? Allow us to introduce you to…

Style Tips & Advice Style History Business Style
21 July 2018

Personalise Your Suit with Border Details

Last month we touched on some of the wide range of options available in the design of a bespoke suit. This month we are focussing on borders…

Style Tips & Advice
12 July 2018

Conor McGregor’s “Sartorial” Statement to Floyd Mayweather

After months of sniping at one another, UFC Lightweight Champion, Conor McGregor and boxing great, Floyd Mayweather are finally going toe to toe on 26th August. That’s right – McGregor, who has never boxed before, will be fighting Mayweather, who is to this day, undefeated.

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