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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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We always look upwards for style tips and inspiration. Looking up to luxury brands, editorials in magazines and renowned bloggers is something to all gain some inspiration. However who knew we would be looking upwards, in age, for stylish tips on how to best wear our dapper outfits.

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The team at George & King has bee working hard finalising our soon-to-be-launched Spring Range. A big part of our new range is a major refresh to our accessories line-up, and in particular we're very excited about our new range of pocket squares.

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Someone say black tie? I often hear people dreading the thought of having to wear the ‘penguin suit’ (or formally known as the tuxedo) to a black tie event. Whether you are the groom or have been invited to a VIP charity night, the tuxedo is often looked over, or not even considered.

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George & King Sydney Stylist, Josiah Iturra, shares his personal tips on how to adapt your suit line-up as we head towards the invetiable scorchers that epitomise the Aussie summer.

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This is the time of year, that even in Australia, us gentleman reach for our overcoats. Overcoats always seem to be an after thought for those within Australia. We always seem to convince ourselves that it never really reaches those jaw chattering temperatures. However an overcoat in winter is a must have staple for every man’s wardrobe.

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The 'mis-match', or 'separates' in suiting is becoming more and more popular amongst men for many reasons.

The perfect option for those who like to mix and match, and get the most out of their clothing.  Wearing separates not only breathes new life and interest into your existing suit collection but also creates numerous outfit combinations that you would have never had before.

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