01
Apr

The K&A Guide to Dressing for work

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Want to look great for work? Want to rise through the ranks like the proverbial phoenix? Of course you do! Follow these simple guidelines and you’ll be breaking glass ceilings in no time… The Suit Cloth The colour, pattern, texture and quality of the cloth are hugely significant to the look and feel of a … Read More »

01
Apr

Shirt Collars explained

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There are a huge variety of shirt collar styles to choose from – especially if you’re buying bespoke. Aside from the standard collar style, below are some of the most popular alternatives: Kent collar: the Kent features a slightly longer tip, creating a unique style that is a subtle differentiator. This option also allows for … Read More »

01
Apr

As the TV phenomenon that is Mad Men airs it’s final episode this spring, it seems appropriate that K&A takes a moment to honour the show that has brought us a host of style icons – from the Prince of Wales checked, double breasted Roger Stirling to the royal blue two-pieces of young upstart Pete … Read More »

24
Feb

Icon of the Month – Eddie Redmayne

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Like previous King & Allen icons Benedict Cumberbach or Idris Elba, Eddie Redmayne is one of those talented young British actors who it’s impossible not to like. He shot to super-stardom in Les Miserables and hasn’t put a foot wrong since, showing his real acting meat playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything – for … Read More »

24
Feb

The K&A Guide to Socks

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When considering your outfit in the mornings, perhaps the farthest thing from your mind will be the pair of socks you’re going to wear. After all, they aren’t going to make or break an outfit. Socks are just a subtle accessory and are therefore often passed over, but a good pair of socks can add … Read More »

24
Feb

As regular King & Allen customers will know we have a very close relationship with Holland & Sherry. We love the quality of their cloths and the huge choice they offer. We send them a huge amount of business and in return they give us generous discounts, which we pass on to our customers. It’s … Read More »

28
Jan

King & Allen Style Predictions 2015

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London. Paris. Milan. The three main men’s fashions weeks of the year all took place in January, and we’ve kept an extra close eye on the catwalks in order to provide you with the most relevant Style Predictions a King & Allen customer could wish for. But as well as looking to the catwalks for … Read More »

28
Jan

The King & Allen guide to Tweed

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This week’s guest blogger is Mary-Cait, who is a consultant at our Northern Tailoring centre in Wilmslow. Being so much closer to Scotland than us soft southerners, she is in a far better position to tell us about one the UK’s most charismatic cloths – Tweed. Tweed originated in the 18th century – created by … Read More »

26
Jan

29th January sees the release of Kingsman: The Secret Service – an action/comedy film based on a fictional bespoke tailor on Savile Row called Kingsman (strong first syllable!) that secretly houses the headquarters of an elite spy force. The story was inspired by director Matthew Vaughn’s own experiences of buying a bespoke suit on Savile … Read More »

05
Dec

Layering up for winter…

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This week’s guest blogger is Lorna Thompson – a tailoring consultant at our Liverpool Street store. She’s going to help us beat the winter blues through keeping warm and dressing with style… After an exceptionally mild autumn and what was looking like a record-breakingly warm December – all that is about to change. Average temperatures … Read More »