11
Apr

Style advice for 2014 – Accessories

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This year we are seeing a return to classic British style, with gentlemen dressing like gentlemen.  The conservative formality of the recession is dwindling and men’s style is starting to show a little flare once again.  We explored this topic earlier in the year with regard to the suits when we looked at the rise … Read More »

31
Mar

Alternatives to Wool

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The vast majority of bespoke suits are made from wool. Wool is comfortable, hardwearing and hangs well on the body, which we explored in our feature on sheep last month. However, there are plenty of other cloths worth considering if you’re looking to expand your tailored suit wardrobe. Here are our four of our favourites: … Read More »

28
Mar

Add a pocket square – it will instantly brighten up any suit. Mix and match – Try mixing trousers, waistcoats and jackets from different suits E.g a light grey suit with a dark grey waistcoat. Or grey trousers and a navy blue jacket. Add a flower to your boutonniere. We featured these on Twitter this … Read More »

19
Mar

Sam Lambert is an individual who’s style is always on point; he never looks out of place but always creates a statement. He spent years studying tailoring (he is now the co-founder of the creative movement Art Comes First) – which is evident in his own personal look. Everything he wears has been greatly thought … Read More »

26
Feb

Pharrell Williams – Top 10 Suits

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There’s no doubt he will be delighted to discover he is King & Allen’s Icon of the Month this March, but Pharrell Williams is no stranger to accolades. As well as holding 7 Grammy awards, he was responsible for both the two biggest hits of last summer – Blurred Lines and Get Lucky – making … Read More »

26
Feb

5 suits every gentleman should own

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The following is by no means a definitive list, as we all have different requirements for our suits. Indeed, one of the benefits of going bespoke is that you can tailor (ahem) your order to suit (so sorry) your individual requirements. This list is meant as a guideline, to help you ascertain what may or … Read More »

24
Feb

King & Allen salute… the Merino Sheep

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There are 1.1 billion sheep in the world, but only 3% (36 million) are the genuine Merino ram and ewe cross – the thoroughbreds if you will. Consider that these sheep can only be shorn once a year and it soon becomes clear why good quality merino wool is such a rare ‘delicacy’. But what … Read More »

07
Feb

  Continuing from last week’s article on Cut and Style, below are the King & Allen 2014 style predictions for Cloth & Colour: Milled finish / flannel cloths Over the last ten years it has been interesting to observe how the popularity of milled finished cloths have waxed and waned. Only a few years ago, … Read More »

27
Jan

David Gandy – Top Ten Three Piece Suits

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January in the menswear world means London Collections: Men – a three day extravaganza where the eyes of the world’s fashionistas are upon us. Except that most of those eyes are fixed on one man – our UK ambassador for the event, and possibly the most handsome man on the planet: David Gandy. This month’s … Read More »

19
Jan

King & Allen style predictions 2014

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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. As with all the advice we give, it’s aimed at the … Read More »