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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].

 

29 September 2016

The Best Tailored Street Style Looks from ‘Fashion Month’

We may well be in the midst of Women’s fashion month, but that hasn’t stopped the fashion industry’s most stylish men from dressing for the occasion. Whilst we can’t take inspiration from the catwalks this month, there are plenty of looks worn by the men’s fashion elite that will inspire you to step up your style game.

Style Tips & Advice
15 September 2016

How Should a Suit Fit? Advice from the Experts

A suit looks fantastic on anyone, whatever your age or size, but only if it fits well. The problem is: most men don’t necessarily know what a well-fitting suit looks like.

Style Tips & Advice
08 September 2016

Icon of the Month: The Sartorial Elegance of Jean Cocteau

Cutting a dandy-like figure in bohemian Paris, Jean Cocteau was a French artist, poet, writer and filmmaker, most well known for his novel, ‘Les Enfants Terribles,’ and his film, ‘La Belle et La Bete.’ He would most often be found socialising with the avant-garde crowd, counting Marcel Proust, Pablo Picasso and Edith Piaf as friends of his.

Celebrity Style
26 August 2016

Go Behind-the-Scenes at King & Allen’s Latest Photoshoot

On a gloriously sunny day, earlier this year, King & Allen and a talented team of photographers, videographers and models travelled to two magnificent locations across London to shoot our latest campaign.

King & Allen News
18 August 2016

Icon of the Month: 7 of our Favourite Tinie Tempah Suits

Tinie Tempah is the world’s most stylish rapper. There’s no doubt about it.

Celebrity Style
11 August 2016

When King & Allen made Lucy Spraggan her Wedding Suit

When former X Factor contestant, Lucy Spraggan, came to us for her wedding suit, we knew we would be creating something truly unique.

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04 August 2016

Icon of the Month, Daniel Radcliffe

While so many other child stars have gone off the rails or disappeared into obscurity, Daniel Radcliffe has managed to steer the post-Potter course exceptionally well, choosing a variety of different roles and avoiding inevitable typecasting.

Style Tips & Advice Celebrity Style
04 August 2016

Icon of the Month – Daniel Radcliffe

While so many other child stars have gone off the rails or disappeared into obscurity, Daniel Radcliffe has managed to steer the post-Potter course exceptionally well, choosing very different roles and therefore avoiding the inevitable pigeon-holing. His style is very much a reflection of this desire to show his breadth of character. He’s prepared to take a risk and show some range, from conservative blues and greys to bolder checks and accessories.

Celebrity Style
08 July 2016

RIP Nigel Farage – Long Live the Double-Breasted Suit!

There are so many reasons to dislike Nigel Farage, it’s hard to know where to start. However, since this is a menswear blog we’ll sideline the politics for now and focus on just how much we loathe his style…

Style Tips & Advice
08 July 2016

Icon of the Month – Tom Hiddleston

You have to feel sorry for Tom Hiddleston. Just as his rumoured romance with pop royalty Taylor Swift hits the tabloids, the global political stage implodes and no one pays a blind bit of notice. Still, we’ve all had a difficult month…

Celebrity Style
11 June 2016

An Interview with Jack Parris – Winner of K&A Photo Competition 2016

Meet Jack Parris: the lucky winner of a bespoke King & Allen suit! Readers, meet Jack Parris – the winner of this year’s King & Allen photo competition. His fantastic entry to the competition was a firm favourite with our facebook followers and ended up winning him a brand new suit! Today, we’re catching up with Jack to see how he got on with his second bespoke suit (of many, we’re sure!)

King & Allen News
08 June 2016

Icon of the Month – Paul Weller

For over 40 years, Paul Weller has encapsulated the marriage between style and music. Having formed two of the most influential bands of their respective eras – The Jam (1976-1982) and The Style Council (1983-1989), he went out on his own and last year released his 12th solo album.

Celebrity Style
01 June 2016

King & Allen in the Vogue 100 Exhibition

It was a huge honour for King & Allen to be included in the Vogue 100 exhibition this month at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition celebrated 100 years of Vogue magazine, showcasing the incredible range of photography featured in the magazine since it was founded in 1916. Featuring over 280 prints from the Condé Nast archives, this is the first time they have ever been exhibited together.

King & Allen News Press
05 May 2016

What does ‘Worsted’ mean?

Gorge, melton, baste, handle, pitch, twill… the world of bespoke tailoring is blessed with a rich and expressive vocabulary. Many of the terms are as old as the industry itself, and are seldom used outside the world of suiting. As a result they can be confusing, ambiguous or even misleading, and over the years this blog has sought to ease the reader gently into this brave old world.

Style Tips & Advice
22 April 2016

The Life and Style of Prince – The Last Dandy Megastar

From the naked androgyny of his eponymous 1979 album, to his emotional last appearance in Atlanta last week, Prince Rogers Nelson set his own path in both style and music. To understand how and why he achieved such a unique journey, it’s important to understand a little about his relationships with two key factors in his life: god and sex.

Celebrity Style
24 March 2016

Why injecting colour into your suit style could make you happier (and richer!)

Wearing a splash of colour with your suit could get you a promotion, a pay rise and make you happier, according to a study of 2000 British workers. The study produced a number of interesting statistics:

Style Tips & Advice
24 March 2016

Icon of the Month – Leonardo DiCaprio

It has been a long time coming, but Leonardo DiCaprio finally got the award he’s been waiting for all these years… King & Allen Icon of the Month!

Celebrity Style
24 March 2016

K&A Suit Photo Competition – we have a winner!

Last month we invited you to send in a photo of you in your K&A suit for a chance to win £700 to spend in store. There were a huge amount of entries, so it was a genuine challenge to shortlist our favourite 6 which were then voted for by the Facebook community. The competition garnered a huge amount of attention, with over 800 votes cast. But in the end, there could only be one winner, with a very impressive 321 votes… Congratulations to Jack Parris – we look forward to making you a new suit!

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