10
Aug

The origins of the sports jacket were, as you would imagine, forged in upper class outdoor pursuits. The ‘sporting’ gent required a jacket that could survive the rough and tumble of excessive hunting, fishing and swigging from hip flasks. It often had a belt and buckle around the middle as well as elbow patches for … Read More »

10
Aug

In an impassioned rant in the New York Post last week, writer Elisabeth Vincentelli berated the ‘slobification’ of modern society. The article caused a torrent of debate about whether people should be entitled to wear what they like to, for example, the theatre, or whether they should follow some sort of dress code. We engaged … Read More »

10
Aug

Icon of the Month – Shia Laboeuf

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Never far from controversy, the volatile but hugely talented Hollywood actor was in the papers again this month – accused (again) of plagiarism. Regardless of his bizarre antics, no one can deny that Shia LaBeouf has great style. Indeed, this is not his first appearance in The Stitch (he appeared as a relative unknown next to Michael … Read More »

10
Aug

The K&A Guide to bespoke shirts…

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Hopefully you’ll be taking advantage of our fantastic summer offer, which means that in the near future you’ll be enjoying the process of choosing a bespoke shirt (for free!). As with suits, there are a number of choices you’ll need to make – which is of course part of the fun! It goes without saying … Read More »

10
Aug

Of course you would! For a very limited time only we’re giving away a free bespoke shirt – worth £110 – with every suit purchase. So if you buy 3 suits – you get 3 free shirts! With suits starting at £399… what’s not to love? Book now to take advantage of this fantastic offer. Ends 30th … Read More »

08
Jul

Icon of the Month – Roger Federer

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Roger Federer played in his 10th Wimbledon final on Sunday – more than any player (he won 7 of them) – so it seems highly appropriate that he should be King & Allen’s Icon Of the Month for July 2015… As well as one of the world’s most successful living sportsmen (earning more from endorsements … Read More »

08
Jul

Summer Separates

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Summer events (especially weddings abroad) are becoming increasingly casual. This is actually quite a challenge for the male guests – how to respect the formality of the occasion without looking too business-like and/or getting too hot. The answer is what we’re calling ‘Summer Separates’ – mixing a suit jacket with more casual trousers. Here are … Read More »

08
Jul

The King & Allen Guide to: Vegan Suits

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A vegan suit is constructed in a way that does not use any animal products, meaning the following must be avoided: Outer cloth: wool (sheep), mohair (goat), silk (silkworm). Inner components: silk lining (silkworm), horsehair canvass (horse), wool melton (sheep), horn buttons (deer antlers), mother of pearl buttons (nacre) Considering that 99% of bespoke suits … Read More »

08
Jul

King & Allen celebrate: Linen

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History Linen is one of the first products known to civilised man, dating back 30,000 years. As well as clothing, it was used for sails, rope, fishing nets, linseed oil and even currency. Indeed, the Latin for flax (the plant from which it is extracted) is linen usitatissimum (extremely useful!). Linen is also extremely hard-wearing: … Read More »

09
Jun

Summer Suit Style Inspiration

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Whilst the winter months lend themselves better to the darker hues of blue, grey and black, the summer allows the opportunity to try something a little different. Get inspired with these bold, colourful ideas to improve your summer style:   1. Bold Check – Not ready for a full check suit yet? Why not start … Read More »