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The Blog

This November, George & King is proud to be supporting male health awareness charity, The Movember Foundation.

The Movember Foundation is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale. The charity works all year round in order to address some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. In 13 years the organisation has funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world.

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The Spring Racing Carnival is the perfect opportunity to create a sartorial spectacle. A chance to whip out your best suit, polish your dress shoes, adorn your favourite accessories and take a punt on a horse or better yet fill your boots with champagne at the bar.

From Derby Day to the infamous Melbourne Cup George & King have got your race day looks covered when it comes to dressing for the Spring Racing Carnival 2017.

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Less than a month to go until AAMI Victoria Derby Day 2017, widely regarded as one of the most prestigious days in the Spring Race Carnival calendar. The day marks the start of the Myer Fashion on The Field Competition for both men and women.

Derby Day dress code may be monochromatic but that doesn't mean going back to black.

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The good news is that you've popped the question and your partner said "yes". Congratulations! The bad news is that your work has only just begun. You have an entire wedding to plan. For most grooms the least of their worries is their own wedding suit, because let’s face it, suits are not as hard to find as the bride’s perfect dress, right? Wrong.

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September 3rd is right around the corner. You know what that means. Father’s Day!

Now is the time to celebrate Dad’s. Every single father-offspring bond is unique. But one common thread (suit pun) is how our fathers are a source of inspiration, our moral and practical guide, style inspiration, sharing fashion advice, the first mentors we ever had.

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The Spring Racing Carnival will soon be upon us, with the biggest event of the season being ‘The Melbourne Cup’ on November 7th. Where hoards of stylish men and women will gather to cheer on thoroughbred horses at Flemington Racecourse. The 3pm run is known as ‘the race that stops the nation’.

 

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There are huge benefits to using natural products when creating garments, both from a sustainability perspective and also in terms of durability and wear- ability.

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Forget buying off-the-peg. When it comes to looking sharp, a custom tailored suit will always stand out.

Read on to learn why tailor made suits are the only option you should consider.

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People often ask me, why do my suits get worn out after only a couple of months, are they just not made like they are used to? I believe the answer often just comes down to maintenance. Your suit is very hard working. After a long day at work, it has probably absorbed dust, sweat, heat, food and even skin.

Therefore, your suit deserves a bit of TLC. Here are some tips and tricks we have collected over the years, to help you maximise the life of your suit.

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The winter coat is your perfect winter companion. If you don't have one, get one! Not only will you be keeping super warm and avoid a man-flu outbreak, but you can use your overcoat to quickly and easily can dress up, or dress down a look.

Read on to learn how you can take one winter essential item and turn it into a mini wardrobe of its own

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Suits have always been considered the personification of class and sophistication. The current styles we're familiar with today were introduced during a period of sartorial revolution beginning in the early 19th century, however it wasn't until the turn of the 20th century that the lounge suit became the everyday business wear for men the world over. These suits have become the focal point of men’s formal wear and have the capacity of accentuating beauty in an impeccable fashion.Read More

Invited to speak at The Dappertude Event in Melbourne this month afforded George & King the opportunity to speak about what Australia’s premier custom suit company does best.  

Our presentation, titled ‘The Art of Tailoring’, was delivered to a group of well-dressed men and women in Melbourne, the fashion capital of Australia. We thought it was only fair we share the knowledge with our loyal clients also.

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In the modern world, it is often assumed that the gentleman no longer exists; today’s world seems to be all about boys with swag.  When conducting research for this blog George & King posed the question ‘what does it mean to be a gentleman in the modern world? The responses affirmed that the traditional values still very much apply, even in the 21st century: respect, civility, kindness, honest, earnest and strong were just some of the terms mentioned. 

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Many people this month will be sorting through their wardrobes as part of the new year, new you philosophy. Why not put those suits to good use and donate them to a cause? George & King launched their fundraising campaign last year in the hope to raise much needed stock for the charity.

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This week in London, many high-end Fashion Designers and Creative Directors rallied together to show their latest shoe collections as part of London Fashion Week.

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According to many acclaimed stylists, including our own there are a few things that every man needs in their wardrobe.

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George & King welcomes Italian fabric range Vitale Barberis Canonico (VBC) to their ever expanding range of luxury fabric. This wool is without a doubt some of the best fabric we have seen in the suiting world. Even Zegna himself used this range before he became Zegna; master of fabric creation.

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Having a versatile and varied suit line-up hanging in the wardrobe is important. Though spending copious amounts of your hard-earned to build your suit collection just isn't practical for a lot of blokes out there.

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A suit is a relatively big investment. Learn how to spot a cheap suit and make your next suit purchase a smart one.  

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Light-weight, effortless, cool-wearing, and perfect for completing any summer look, the unstructured jacket should be a staple of every Aussie wardrobe.

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These suiting faux pas may not encourage the 'big fella upstairs' to cue the fire and brimstone, but they certainly won't do you any favours in the fashion stakes.

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Buying a custom tailored shirt and not quite sure which collar to choose? The secret is to choose a collar that best compliments the shape of your noggin.

Joel Deakin, founder of George & King, explains the 8 collar styles available to customers purchasing their custom shirts.

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Have you have had the same 2 suits on rotation for too long? Have you worn that favourite shirt so often that it's permanently sweat stained and coming apart at the seams? Have you been recycling the same old combinations for months... years... or even... (GASP!) decades?

Continue reading for 5 reasons why refreshing your look is a no-brainer.

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“If you want to succeed, you have to dress for success,” says George & King stylist, Sam Lee. “The effect of being well dressed isn’t just on your looks. When you know you look good, you’ll notice that you feel more confident – and other people will notice too.”

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It is hard to go past a black tuxedo for timeless classic style. However lately we have been seeing all sorts of unique takes on the classic tux with a variety of creative colours and styles.

Here's a few of our favourites. Hopefully they'll inspire you to mix it up a little at your next formal event.

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Sequins, layers and lots of leg, the Grammy Awards are back for another bold and fashionable year!

With 2016 being the year of freedom in style, men are taking on the spotlight to demonstrate to the world how a suit can be more than just a simplistic black and white number.

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The Autumn 2016 range at George & King is all about big bold checks and fun patterns. Yes, most of the time we need to dress conservatively for work but every so often, we can't help but be tempted by the boldest of traffic-stopping prints and patterns.

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The humble lapel is one of the key factors to ensure your suit is not only age appropriate but also able to suit your lifestyle.  The lapel often goes unnoticed and time and time again considered an afterthought. Yet there are four different lapels that we offer here at George & King which you can match to any style suit you choose.

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Pocket squares are the easiest way to add colour to your suits and folding them is a breeze, with most men’s accessories you can go as conservative or flamboyant as you desire. Pocket squares give refinement and character to your personal style.

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Regardless of age or occupation the team at George and King can agree one of the best ways to show a little character in the office is with fun socks.

They can be festive, seasonal, contrasting or matching with your existing work attire.

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