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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].

 

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 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
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
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
03 May 2017

Plan Your Summer Suit With These Lightweight Cloths

Spring is here, which means that it’s time to start planning your next lightweight suit, particularly if you have a wedding approaching this summer.

Style Tips & Advice
29 March 2017

Dev Patel's Most Stylish Suits

Has anyone else noticed that all of a sudden, Dev Patel has become one of the most stylish men on the red carpet?

Style Tips & Advice Celebrity Style
09 March 2017

The Best of Women’s Suit Street Style

Yesterday was International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the amazing ladies in our life. To mark this occasion, we are doing a street style special on the world of women’s suits.

Style Tips & Advice
13 February 2017

The Complete Anatomy of a Bespoke Suit

A suit is one of the most powerful items of clothing that a person can wear. Not only does it give the wearer an immense boost in self-confidence, but it makes the wearer look smart and pulled together in an instant.

Style Tips & Advice
19 January 2017

The Luxury Watch: Timeless Attire for the Modern Man

A superb suit demands a timeless timepiece. You might think that the advent of the smartwatch and the wearable tech boom would be killing off the classic wristwatch, but in this bizarre modern world where a watch is no longer needed to track time, the luxury watch market shows little sign of relenting.

Style Tips & Advice
17 January 2017

It’s All in the Suit Details…

A suit is one of the most important parts of any wardrobe. Whilst accessories can be useful additions that elevate a suit, it’s the style details of the suit that really count.

Style Tips & Advice
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
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
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
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!

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