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 »

22
Nov

This month “the greatest sequel of all time”, The Godfather Pt II, will be 40 years old. But rather than waxing lyrical on the inevitable release of the digitally enhanced 5.1 commemorative blue ray edition of the cinematic classic, we thought we’d focus on the Michael Corleone’s suits… From his first scene, Michael’s light grey … Read More »

27
Oct

Icon of the Month – Sam Smith

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English singer-songwriter Sam Smith has had an incredible year. Last week alone the 22 year old scooped up all four of the MOBOs he was nominated for and the Q award for best newcomer, and with the Grammys and the Brits fast approaching he’ll no doubt be placing more strain on his trophy shelf in … Read More »

27
Oct

Recently the stand-up comedian Jason Mansford posted a rather funny homage to the life cycle of a wedding suit on his Facebook page. We thought we’d share it with you. Here’s Jason’s post: When trying on a wedding suit in a changing room you have to prepare it for all the evening’s eventualities!     … Read More »