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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.

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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.

Celebrity Style
09 July 2018

The History of the Necktie

As with so many fashions across the centuries, the necktie has its roots in military history. Evidence of the tie as military uniform dates back as far as 210BC and China’s first emperor – Qin Shih Huang

Style History
05 July 2018

How To Wear A Suit Like A Peaky Blinder

As any fan of the BAFTA-award-winning BBC series Peaky Blinders knows, the Shelby brothers can always be relied upon to look sharp while going about their business – illicit or otherwise. The look is a larger-than-life interpretation of a typical 1920s working man’s dress and in the Shelby world what you wear says as much about your place in the local pecking order as your actions.

Style Tips & Advice Celebrity Style Style History
04 July 2018

Gareth Southgate’s Waistcoat

Forget football fever, the real frenzy sweeping the nation is Gareth Southgate’s penchant for a stylish, dark blue waistcoat. Marks and Spencer’s have reported a 35% increase in their sales of waistcoats since a certain England manager started sporting his at the World Cup. Indeed, a quick search on Twitter shows the absolute love and adoration for Gareth Southgate’s waistcoat addiction. And we can definitely get you kick started with your own fashion goals.

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28 June 2018

The Pink Suit

La Vie En Rose… 4 Reasons Why You Should Be Tickled Pink This Summer

Style Tips & Advice Style History
21 June 2018

A Sharp Contrast

Why You Should Consider A Contrast Waistcoat For Your Wedding Suit

Style Tips & Advice
05 June 2018

Tech and the Tailor

To most people, the tailor sits in an oak-panelled room, keeping notes in an aged ledger, endlessly chalking outlines on sumptuous fabrics, away from the glare of modernity. They haven’t, traditionally, been seen as pioneers of new technology.

Style Tips & Advice Accessories
04 June 2018

A Brief History of the Wedding Suit

Tradition is a funny thing. Adhere to it too strictly and you’re branded as fusty and boring. Go too far the other way and people will say you’re foolishly modish and, even worse, an insufferable hipster (perish the thought).

Style History
26 May 2018

How Should You Button Your Suit Jacket and Waistcoat?

It’s the tailoring dilemma that just won’t go away: to button or not to button.

Style Tips & Advice
23 May 2018

How To Pull A Peaky Blinder

King & Allen have been featured in Menswear Style (among others), with out guide to wearing a suit like a Peaky Blinder...

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14 May 2018

Why Size Should Not Matter

To badly misquote Einstein: women’s sizes are a stubbornly persistent illusion. Size 12, size 18, size 8, even size 0. We’ve all heard them. We all use them in our everyday lives. But what do they actually mean?

Style Tips & Advice Celebrity Style
01 May 2018

Announcing the Winner of The King & Allen Photo Competition 2018!

Just over a month ago, we invited King & Allen customers to enter our annual Photo Competition. Entrants had to post a photo of themselves on social media, wearing a King & Allen suit, using the hashtag #shootthesuit and tagging us. The judging process was really difficult, with a wide range of fantastic pictures, showing off our customer’s sartorial flair. We narrowed it down to six finalists. It was then up to our Facebook community to choose the winner. We had hundreds of votes but eventually we had to count the likes and find out the winner!

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