29
Jan

We have been shortlisted for the UK Wedding Awards – and we need your vote!

by Adam King | Comments Off on We have been shortlisted for the UK Wedding Awards – and we need your vote!

Last month King & Allen were proud to win NW Wedding Supplier of the Year in the Wedding Industry Awards. This month we have been shortlisted in the Best Groomswear category for the big ones: The UK Wedding Awards… and we need your help! The Awards are hosted by three of the biggest brands in … Read More »

23
Jan

Icon of the Month – David Bowie

by Adam King | Comments Off on Icon of the Month – David Bowie

“I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human” — David Bowie. David Bowie was the first person ever to be Icon of the Month (October 2010) which is testament to how highly his style is regarded by the King & Allen team. We would never usually repeat an Icon, but we … Read More »

21
Jan

We are offering a £200 discount off selected suits!

by Adam King | Comments Off on We are offering a £200 discount off selected suits!

From now until March we are offering an enormous £200 discount on any King & Allen suit ordered from two of our most popular and luxurious collections – Holland & Sherry’s Crispaire and Huddersfield Fine Worsted’s Super 120s. This means you can order a two piece bespoke suit in our half canvas construction for just … Read More »

18
Jan

Style Predictions 2016. Part 1

by Adam King | Comments Off on Style Predictions 2016. Part 1

Now in its 5th year, the King & Allen style predictions have become as much of a January fixture as failed diets and feigned sobriety. Sometimes we get it right (we predicted waistcoats and slimmer trousers back in 2009), and sometimes we get it horribly wrong (2015’s floral explosion never quite happened!), but either way … Read More »

17
Nov

Icon of the Month – Brad Pitt

by Adam King | Comments Off on Icon of the Month – Brad Pitt

This month sees the release of By the Sea, the first film Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have starred in together since they met on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith – 10 years ago. Reactions to the film have swayed from one pole to the other, but what is in no doubt is … Read More »

17
Nov

5 Reasons Why Winter favours the suit wearer

by Adam King | Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Winter favours the suit wearer

There’s no denying that the summer has its merits, but for the suit aficionado winter is undoubtedly the best season. Here’s why: You get to wear a waistcoat – all the time! I’ve written about my passion for waistcoats before. They look amazing, they are extremely slimming and they add a layer of warmth – … Read More »

17
Nov

The History of the Cufflink

by Adam King | Comments Off on The History of the Cufflink

Although historians have observed the presence of cufflinks in ancient Egyptian paintings, the cufflink as we know it dates back to the 17th century, before which time sleeves were buttoned or tied at the wrist in bows. When they first emerged they were exclusively worn by the aristocracy and were predominantly made from gold and … Read More »

05
Nov

The Rant – Why were Daniel Craig’s suits so ill-fitting in Spectre?

by Adam King | Comments Off on The Rant – Why were Daniel Craig’s suits so ill-fitting in Spectre?

King & Allen was founded in 2004, and Casino Royale was released in 2006. Naturally, we have followed Daniel Craig’s sartorial journey with great interest and have loved almost all the suits he has worn. Spectre, however, was a great disappointment. In an article he never wanted to have to write, King & Allen co-founder … Read More »

21
Oct

Our unbeatable overcoat offer is back!

by Adam King | Comments Off on Our unbeatable overcoat offer is back!

This time of year means many things to many people. To some it’s Halloween, Guy Fawkes or Thanksgiving, but to the sartorially minded it means just one thing – the King & Allen Overcoat Offer… New customers may be unaware of this, but we care about your warmth (and your wallets) a great deal here … Read More »

21
Oct

“No Mr Bond, I expect you to die!” – analysing the relationship between Daniel Craig’s hair colour and the suits he wears as Bond

by Adam King | Comments Off on “No Mr Bond, I expect you to die!” – analysing the relationship between Daniel Craig’s hair colour and the suits he wears as Bond

In his private life Craig rarely wears a suit, preferring smart, fitted casualwear. That is not to say, however, that he doesn’t wear suits extremely often: he’s had enough red carpet strolls and Bond junkets to last a lifetime, which is probably why it looks like he’ll be hanging up his Walther PPK after Spectre. … Read More »