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11 January 2017

5 Wearable Trends from London Fashion Week Men’s AW17

Last weekend, menswear’s fashion elite descended upon London to celebrate it’s 10th men’s fashion week. It was a whirlwind 4 days where over 50 designers debuted their Autumn/Winter collections for 2017.

Style Tips & Advice
06 January 2017

A Short History of the Dinner Suit

It is an intriguing reflection of our times that the dinner suit, currently the most formal of all two-piece suits, was originally the least formal form of attire in a man’s evening wear wardrobe.

Style History
05 January 2017

5 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Improve Your Personal Style

What is it about January that makes us embark upon a mission of self-improvement? Check your twitter feed – I guarantee that a large proportion of the updates feature topics such as weight loss, gym memberships, reading more and watching less TV.

Style Tips & Advice
23 December 2016

A Brief History of Trousers

Trousers have been worn in the Western world since ancient times. They are now the most common form of lower-body clothing for men. Practical and comfortable, there’s no wonder that they’ve been adopted by both sexes as part of their everyday dress. Trousers were first invented because robes are uncomfortable to wear on horseback. In fact, those who wore trousers in battle had the upper hand over those who wore robes. For this reason, civilisations all over the world adopted this form of dress to survive battle.

Style History
22 December 2016

6 Ways to Outdress Your Boss Without Outshining Your Boss…

It used to be that the boss got their suits tailored and everyone else had to settle for off-the-peg. Then, in April 2003, the moons and the stars aligned and a new industry was born. This industry enabled anyone to enjoy the experience of having a bespoke suit made for them. But, with great power comes great responsibility. The last thing your clothing should be doing is offending your boss or your coworkers. Unfortunately, dressing well might make them think that you consider yourself above them. Of course, this is not the opinion held by everyone. In fact, some employers will appreciate the effort that you are making with your work attire. It shows that you take your role seriously. As a bonus, they can always trust you to look presentable when meeting clients. As you can see, dressing well for the office can be somewhat a balancing act. Here are a few tips to ensure that your office elegance doesn’t lead you into trouble…

Style Tips & Advice
22 December 2016

Do men look sexier in suits? We discover the truth…

On this blog, we often encourage our readers to dress better and take more care in their appearance. We’ve seen the positive impact a well-fitting suit can have on our customers, so we speak from experience. But is there any scientific evidence to prove that a suit actually makes a difference?

King & Allen News
22 December 2016

King & Allen Photoshoot with Bridal Chic in the City

Dear readers, it is a delight to introduce our guest blogger, Nicole Borneuf of Bridal Chic in the City. Nicole is a wedding blogger, based in Manchester, who is passionate about promoting talented, independent businesses within the wedding industry.

King & Allen News Press
17 December 2016

5 Suits Every Gentleman Should Own

How many suits do you have in your wardrobe? And how many of them are actually wearable? If the answer is any less than 5 and you wear a suit on a regular basis, it’s time to start planning your next suit purchases.

Style Tips & Advice
17 December 2016

5 Reasons why Winter Favours the Suit Wearer

We all have our favourite season. Summer has a laid-back quality that always seems to bring out the best in us, Brits. With it, it brings summer holidays, lighter clothing and (hopefully!) nice weather. On the other hand, Winter brings cosiness: mug after mug of tea, comfort food, roaring fires and of course, Christmas!

Style Tips & Advice
16 December 2016

11 Tailoring Tips for the Tall, Slim Man

If you’re a tall, slim man, it is likely that you are noticed wherever you go. Whether you like it or not, you stand out from the crowd! That is why it is important that you look polished at all times.

Style Tips & Advice
11 December 2016

11 Stylish Gift Ideas Every Man Should Have on his Christmas List

Choosing the perfect Christmas gift is tricky, especially when the intended recipient is a sartorially minded chap. Whether your loved ones are pestering you for inspiration on what to buy you, or you need some stylish gift ideas for the man in your life, we are here to help with our Christmas gift guide.

Style Tips & Advice
09 December 2016

The James Bond Guide to Black Tie

Have you ever looked at James Bond in a dinner suit and wondered, “Why don’t I look like that in a DJ?” Well, if you’re like most men who get unexpectedly invited to a black tie event, you probably head to the formalwear hire shop to rent an ill-fitting, synthetic dinner suit or throw on a black suit and be done with it. So, that might be why!

Celebrity Style
23 November 2016

Belt Loops vs Side Adjusters: How to Wear Your Suit Trousers

It’s the age-old debate for suit lovers everywhere. Belt loops vs side adjusters: which is more appropriate? Traditionally, belt loops are the casual option, whilst side adjusters offer a more formal touch to trousers and suits. But is this still true today?

Style Tips & Advice
17 November 2016

Icon of the Month: Leonard Cohen’s Suit Collection

2016 has been quite the year. First, it was Bowie, then it was Prince and now: Leonard Cohen. Today, we are paying our respects to the iconic songwriter as we crown him King & Allen Icon of the Month.

Celebrity Style
04 November 2016

Build a Bespoke Wardrobe You Can Be Proud Of

If you wear suits for work, you should really have a different suit for every day of the working week. To some, this might seem like a lot, however, this allows you to rest your suits between wears so that they stay in good condition and therefore, last much longer.

King & Allen News
20 October 2016

Icon of the Month: Barack Obama and his Tailored “Uniform”

Barack Obama needs very little introduction here. In the 8 years that he has been president of the United States, he has been widely respected for his leadership globally, but we’re not here to talk about that. We want to talk about the wardrobe that has made him one of the best-dressed politicians in years.

Celebrity Style
13 October 2016

How to Wear Tweed

We, at King & Allen, have always appreciated tweed. There’s something about this heritage cloth that appeals to us, as lovers of classic menswear. However these days, even those who have previously turned their nose up at tweed are starting to admire it, no longer considering tweed to be the fusty fabric, worn only by geography teachers and those who enjoy country pursuits. Tweed is a stylish cloth for the modern man.

Style Tips & Advice
06 October 2016

5 Pieces of Outerwear that Everyone Should Own

Investing in a small wardrobe of high-quality outerwear pieces is an incredibly practical thing to do, as we all know that these are the pieces that stand the test of time.

Style Tips & Advice

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