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King & Allen bring you all the very best style advice, news and ‘tailored’ articles. If you have a question that you’d like to see answered on our blog, send us an email to [email protected].

 

08 November 2017

Paddington Bear. An Unlikely Style Icon

Our favourite gentlemanly bear is back and framed for theft in the new sequel to the 2014 film, Paddington. Inspired by the stories written by Michael Bond, this film has been well received by critics and looks set to be a success.

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01 November 2017

The History of the Overcoat: From the Military to 20th Century Subculture

The clocks went back this weekend, marking the official end of British summertime. It’s a time of year that many style enthusiasts eagerly anticipate, not just because of that extra hour in bed, but because of the endless sartorial opportunities that cooler weather presents.

Style History
06 October 2017

Kit Haringtons Suits. 6 of our Favourites from the Game of Thrones Star

We’re all big Game of Thrones fans at King & Allen, which is why we were thrilled to hear of Kit Harington’s engagement to co-star Rose Leslie.

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27 September 2017

Dress Like a Kingsman. Our Favourite Suits from the Sequel

Harry and Eggsy are back and dressed to kill in Kingsman’s explosive sequel: The Golden Circle. We were big fans of the first film, so we’ve been counting down to its release since the trailer was teased in April

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20 September 2017

How to Dress in a Business Casual Workplace

Dress codes at work are incredibly important. You might be highly competent and credible, but if you look unprofessional, even in a business casual environment, it can affect how others see you and seriously hold you back from achieving your potential.

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14 September 2017

The Best of Evan Rachel Wood’s Suits

It’s an exciting month for Evan Rachel Wood. Just last week, she celebrated her 30th birthday. On Sunday this week, she will find out whether she has won an Emmy for her incredible performance in Westworld.

Celebrity Style
07 September 2017

Adam Thomas’ Wedding Suit: How We Designed the Suits for Their Country Manor Wedding

This Summer, we had the pleasure of tailoring a wedding suit for Emmerdale actor, Adam Thomas. We also made suits for his best men (and brothers), Ryan and Scott, as well as his adorable son, Teddy, who is only two years old. OK! Magazine shared the exclusive photographs from Adam and Caroline’s country manor wedding in this week’s issue and we were blown away.

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17 August 2017

The Best of Ryan Reynold’s Suits

Tomorrow will see the release of action comedy, ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’, starring Samuel L. Jackson and our icon of the month, Ryan Reynolds.

Celebrity Style
14 August 2017

How to Choose Your First Bespoke Business Suit

It’s common to feel confused when ordering your first bespoke business suit – there are so many different cloths and styles to choose from. It’s hard to know where to start!

Style Tips & Advice Business Style
04 August 2017

The History of the Ticket Pocket

Have you ever spotted someone with an extra pocket above the right hip pocket on their suit jacket and wondered what it is for?

Style History
26 July 2017

The Best of Cillian Murphys Suits

Hailed as a cinematic masterpiece, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk sees Cillian Murphy play a battle-scarred soldier, plucked from the water after his ship was bombarded by Spitfires.

Celebrity Style
21 July 2017

The Tailors Guide to Choosing a Suit Cloth

You have decided it is time for a new suit but how do you select from the 1000s of cloths available? With so much choice, it’s no wonder that many find choosing a suit cloth challenging. Thankfully, our founder, Jake Allen, is here to help…

Style Tips & Advice
07 July 2017

How to Choose a Lining for Your Bespoke Suit

If you have never purchased a bespoke suit before, you are unlikely to have been given a choice on your suit lining. Instead, the designer will have chosen it for you and more often than not, it is less than exciting in colour and style.

Style Tips & Advice
15 June 2017

The Best Trends from London Fashion Week Men’s SS18

London Fashion Week Men’s is here again and celebrating its fifth anniversary! This four-day event showcased the Spring/Summer 2018 collections of menswear designers from all over the world across a variety of locations in the capital.

Style Tips & Advice
10 June 2017

An Unexpected Style Icon: The Best of Prince Philip’s Suits

Today is the 96th birthday of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who is the oldest male member of the British royal family in history. It is well known that he is not a fan of birthdays – he sent this rather funny message to someone who shared his birthday last year – however, it seems only right to make him our icon of the month.

Celebrity Style
05 June 2017

How to Wear Colours That Suit You

Most people don’t get dressed thinking about whether the colour of their clothing suits them. It’s bad enough trying to figure out what colours work well together, let alone whether they actually look flattering on you in the first place!

Style Tips & Advice
26 May 2017

The K&A Guide to Suit Maintenance

Your suits are more than likely the most expensive pieces in your wardrobe. As long as you take care of them (and keep your waistline in check!) they can be worn for many years.

Style Tips & Advice
25 May 2017

Roger Moore: The Best of His Bond Suits

The team at King & Allen were very sad to hear that Roger Moore, the actor who played James Bond for the longest, has died at the age of 89. Whilst many Bond enthusiasts don’t consider Moore’s style as Bond to be the most classic, there is no doubt that his suits were very interesting. He was never afraid of wearing something a little “trendy”, which resulted in some of the most fashion-forward, and therefore dated, suits in the Bond series (Safari suits and flared trousers, anyone?)

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