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06 February 2018

The politics of clothing. Suffragettes, suits and solidarity.

On 6 February 1918, more than eight million women won the right to vote, thanks to the introduction of the Representation of the People Act. It would be another decade before all women and men could have their say (another five million men were given the vote under the 1918 act), but it was a significant step forward, not least for the suffragette movement, who had campaigned for more than a decade.

Style History
30 January 2018

Icon of the Month, Sam Smith

English singer-songwriter Sam Smith has had an incredible year. Last week alone the 22 year old scooped up all four of the MOBOs he was nominated for and the Q award for best newcomer, and with the Grammys and the Brits fast approaching he’ll no doubt be placing more strain on his trophy shelf in the near future.

Style Tips & Advice Celebrity Style
18 January 2018

How to Take Care of Your Shoes

Quality, not quantity, is a style mantra we live by at King & Allen. You don’t need a huge wardrobe of clothing to dress well. A smaller, more considered, wardrobe of high-quality, versatile pieces is much more useful.

Style Tips & Advice Accessories Business Style
04 January 2018

How a Bespoke Suit Can Make You Look Slimmer

There’s something about the start of a New Year that gets everyone thinking about weight loss. “New year, new you” and so on.

Style Tips & Advice
21 December 2017

We all know that New Year’s resolutions almost always fail.

We all know that New Year’s resolutions almost always fail.

King & Allen News
14 December 2017

Prince Harrys Style. 6 of our Favourite Suits

Harry has always been our favourite royal. As the second-born son of Prince Charles and Diana, free-spirited Prince Harry is able to have a more laid-back approach to life, compared to his brother, William. Whilst his royal duties don’t necessarily lend themselves to having a uniquely stylish wardrobe, Harry is excellent at toeing the line between modern and traditional with classic tailoring. To celebrate his recent engagement to Suits’ star, Meghan Markle, we’re taking a look through the Prince’s tailored wardrobe…

Style Tips & Advice Celebrity Style
30 November 2017

5 Timeless Waistcoat Styles to Wear This Winter

There is something very appealing about waistcoats in the Winter.

Style Tips & Advice Business Style
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.

Style Tips & Advice Celebrity Style Style History
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.

Style Tips & Advice Celebrity Style
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

Style Tips & Advice Celebrity Style Business Style
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.

Style Tips & Advice Business Style
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.

Celebrity Style King & Allen News Press
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

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