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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].

 

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.

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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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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.

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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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19 September 2018

Five Ways To Re-wear 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.

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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…

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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.

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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

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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
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.

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