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07 February 2014

K&A Suit Style Predictions for 2014 – Part II: Cloth & Colour

Continuing from last week’s article on Cut and Style, below are the King & Allen 2014 style predictions for Cloth & Colour:

Style Tips & Advice
19 January 2014

King & Allen style predictions 2014

Every year the King & Allen style predictions go from strength to strength, and this year we’ve pulled out all the stops to bring you what we believe to be the definitive guidelines for looking good and staying stylish in the next 12 months.

Style Tips & Advice
16 January 2014

The King & Allen style predictions for 2014 – Part 1: Cut and Style

The King & Allen style predictions for 2014 – Part 1: Cut and Style

Style Tips & Advice
29 November 2013

The K&A Guide to: Pocket Squares

Every look needs to be finished in the right way. It’s astounding how a 20cm² piece of fabric can give your suit a whole new direction. Wearing an accessory as simple as a pocket square adds something special to your suit collection. It is also an ideal way to effortlessly bring colour to your look. Today’s guest writer, K&A Tailoring Consultant and renowned pocket square aficionado, Tolani Tubi shares his top tips on how to perfect the finishing touches:

Style Tips & Advice
31 October 2013

The King & Allen Guide to Formalwear

With Christmas parties and Winter weddings fast approaching, and New Year’s Eve just a few weeks away, it seemed like a good time to give some advice on how to dress for a formal occasion.

Style Tips & Advice
22 October 2013

Accessorising the Suit in the Modern Era

This week we have a guest blogger writing for us at From the Cutting Room Table: Mary Cait works at our Wilmslow Tailoring Centre and she’s taken time out from seeing customers to tell us about the best ways to accessorise a suit…

Style Tips & Advice
14 October 2013

Style Tips for A/W 2013 – The return of Burgundy

The most evident trend on the runway this season is the revival of burgundy – as shown by Prada and Dior Homme who have both shown head to toe burgundy, wine and maroon suits.

Style Tips & Advice
26 September 2013

Shoes for Autumn/Winter 2013

Throw away your scuffed up rubber soled boring black lace-ups! A great suit deserves a great pair of shoes. Here are my top 10 …

Style Tips & Advice
26 July 2013

Suit style advice for the taller chap

Last month we looked in detail at how to accentuate height using a well tailored suit. This month we thought it was only fair to focus on the taller gents and how they can use bespoke tailoring to get the best look for their body shape.

Style Tips & Advice
25 June 2013

The King & Allen guide to: Looking stylish at a wedding.

Dressing with style to a wedding is all about balance. At one end of the spectrum is to look like you’ve just stepped out of an office – conservative, depressing and showing no attempt at making an effort. On the other end of the spectrum is worse – a fortnight’s fun in one: the loudest shirt, the brightest suit, the ‘craziest’ tie:

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21 June 2013

Improve the performance of your suit with Aquarret™ technology.

King & Allen customers can rest assured that their suits are stitched to such a high standard that if they look after them and rotate them regularly they will last a number of years. But what if something goes wrong? A coffee/red wine spill could ruin a suit completely. A considerable amount of time, money and energy (from both you and us!) could be tarnished in an instant. That’s why it gives us great pleasure to introduce, in conjunction with Holland & Sherry, Aquarret™ Technology. Aquarret is a brand new approach to cloth protection that can be applied to almost the entire H&S collection – and tailored by us to create the ultimate bespoke garment.

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17 May 2013

The King & Allen top 20 tips for looking taller

Most men would like to look and feel a little taller, and whether it’s in business or in our relationships height is associated with power, confidence and all round good genes. Suit wearers have an advantage in this arena, in that there are a variety of steps one can take to produce a narrower, more elongated silhouette.

Style Tips & Advice
22 April 2013

The Secrets of a Bespoke Tailor

Most readers of this blog own a bespoke suit, or are very familiar with the process. You therefore know that once you’ve had a suit tailored for you, all off the peg suits pale into insignificance – instantly relegated to the lowest divisions of the wardrobe. But have you ever wondered why? How is it that a suit we have tailored for us fits, and feels, so much better? The stalwarts of Savile Row will tell you it’s a combination of tiny adjustments and calculations that add up to create an alchemic combination of style, fit and comfort. And they’d be right. But they’d never tell you how they did it. They’d sooner fall on their shears than disclose the tricks of the trade.

Style Tips & Advice
01 March 2013

The King & Allen guide to the perfect Wedding Suit

Choosing your wedding suit can be a difficult process. It’s probably your first time (and hopefully your last!) so even the most experienced suit buyer will need advice and off the peg shops will always try and sell you whatever they have in stock.

Style Tips & Advice
14 February 2013

The K&A Guide to dressing for a hot date!

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is impossible to avoid. This year, why not embrace it and use it as an excuse to take someone you love (or would like to love!) out on a hot date. Whether you’re trying to create that all important first impression, or you just want to remind your partner that you’ve ‘still got it’, it’s important that you’re dressed to perfection.

Style Tips & Advice
29 January 2013

Suit Style Predictions for 2013

2013 is going to be another great year for men’s tailoring. The more de rigour it becomes to look smart and wear great clothes, the more men will have the opportunity to experiment without feeling like they’re trying too hard.

Style Tips & Advice
23 January 2013

The Psychology of Suits

The start of a new year is the perfect time to freshen up your suit wardrobe. A new year should bring new enthusiasm for moving your career forward and achieving new goals.

Style Tips & Advice
11 September 2012

What does the owner of a bespoke tailoring company wear to his own wedding? Part 1

Last weekend I got married to my beautiful girlfriend Lucy. The sun shone and the whole event was amazing – definitely the best day of my life. Whilst it would give me great pleasure to regale you with a minute by minute account of the day, I fear that other people’s nuptials are of little or no interest to readers of From the Cutting Room Table. I shall therefore focus on what I hope you shall find a far more intriguing question:

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