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Looking for inspiration for your personal style? You're in the right place. King & Bay – Toronto's premium mens custom clothier – offers stories, ideas and trends through this blog.

Overcoat Advice: How Men Can Wear Layers This Fall & Winter

Overcoat Advice: How Men Can Wear Layers This Fall & Winter

We've shared the best advice on how men should incorporate layers into their fall and winter wardrobe. Check out seasonal overcoats in our Fall Winter 2022 Collection and learn how they help complete your overall look.

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How Accessories Help Elevate Men's Fall & Winter Looks

How Accessories Help Elevate Men's Fall & Winter Looks

You'll find the latest and season's best accessories for men featured in our Fall Winter 2022 Collection. Read on to find out how accessories can elevate your overall style and set you apart this fall and winter. 

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Fall Winter 2022 Collection Fashion Director Sheds Light on Collection

Fall Winter 2022 Collection Fashion Director Sheds Light on Collection

Michael Truong, King & Bay's Fall Winter 2022 Collection Fashion Director set out to create inspiring men's custom clothing designs for the fall and winter seasons. Truong shares exciting details about this Collection along with insightful fashion advice for men.

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Why Wool is Trending This Fall & Winter for Men

Why Wool is Trending This Fall & Winter for Men

With so many fabric options for men to choose from, wool is without a doubt a prominent choice for cooler temperatures. Read to find out why wool is a popular, trending fabric and see how it's featured in our Fall Winter 2022 Collection.

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Our Ultimate Guide to Men's Fall & Winter Fashion Trends

Our Ultimate Guide to Men's Fall & Winter Fashion Trends

We're devoted to luxury fashion and our Fall Winter 2022 Collection features the latest trends filtered through a classically sophisticated lens. We've shared men's seasonal favourites from robust colours to unique accessories that will get you excited for fall and winter fashion. 

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How a Custom Fall Winter Suit is an Investment in Your Personal Brand

How a Custom Fall Winter Suit is an Investment in Your Personal Brand

At King & Bay, we specialize in custom and bespoke suits for men. When something is curated for you it makes a world of difference. That's why it's important you invest in a seasonal wardrobe, as it will have a significant impact on your personal brand. 

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How Men Can Wear Colour This Fall & Winter

How Men Can Wear Colour This Fall & Winter

The weather is often drabby during the colder months, but this doesn't mean your garments have to be. We're sharing secrets on how men can incorporate colour into their wardrobes this fall and winter.

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Fall & Winter Custom Footwear: The Best of the Season for Men

Fall & Winter Custom Footwear: The Best of the Season for Men

As we transition into the fall and winter seasons, it's the perfect time to start thinking about custom footwear. King & Bay specializes in offering a bespoke approach to men's shoes, featuring endless customization. 

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The Best Fall & Winter Fabrics for Men

The Best Fall & Winter Fabrics for Men

Even though we have a few weeks of summer left to enjoy, the cooler weather is on its way. We're aiming to get you prepared, that's why we're sharing the best fall and winter fabrics for men. These luxurious and seasonal fabrics are featured in our Fall Winter 2022 Collection - don't miss out. 

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Grammy and Pulitzer Prize Winner Kendrick Lamar is Gifted a Custom King & Bay Jacket

Grammy and Pulitzer Prize Winner Kendrick Lamar is Gifted a Custom King & Bay Jacket

The City of Toronto welcomed Kendrick Lamar during his The Big Steppers Tour on Friday, August 12th at Scotiabank Arena and we were thrilled to gift him with a personalized custom King & Bay jacket. 

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Aashif Jamani Featured on Business Wellness Discussing the Importance of Client Experience

Aashif Jamani Featured on Business Wellness Discussing the Importance of Client Experience

King & Bay Custom Clothing's Master Clothier, Aashif Jamani will appear on Linda Marshall's Cable 14 show, Business Wellness on Friday, April 29, 2022. They will be discussing why client experience is vital to growing and sustaining a successful business. 

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Escape the Conventional Dress Shirt & Add Colour This Spring

Escape the Conventional Dress Shirt & Add Colour This Spring

There's a first time for everything, and if you've never worn a floral dress shirt, now is a perfect time. Our Spring Summer 2022 Collection features several bold patterns and we have tips on how men can add colour to their wardrobe. 

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The Inspiration Behind Our Spring Summer Collection

The Inspiration Behind Our Spring Summer Collection

Michael Truong, Fashion Director at King & Bay Custom Clothing, intentionally selected a collection of garments inspired by spring and summer - one curated with the vibrancy of these seasons. Truong shares more of the inspiration behind the King & Bay Spring Summer 2022 Collection along with other fashion advice for men.

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The Best Colours & Fabrics for Men This Spring & Summer

The Best Colours & Fabrics for Men This Spring & Summer

Our new Spring Summer 2022 Collection is not lacking in colour or luxury fabrics. The collection embraces the new season including stunning clothing that exudes refined sophistication.

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The Best Spring & Summer Accessories

The Best Spring & Summer Accessories

When your entire look is designed to make a great impression, accessories can help add the finishing touches. King & Bay Custom Clothing Inc. is about to launch our Spring Summer 2022 Collection and we're sharing what our favourite accessories are for men. 

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Why Luxury Clothing is Worth the Investment

Why Luxury Clothing is Worth the Investment

Spring and summer are right around the corner and that means men will be assessing their wardrobe and fashion needs. We're here to tell you why you must spoil yourself and make the investment with King & Bay luxury garments this season. 

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What Men Should Wear This Spring Summer

What Men Should Wear This Spring Summer

With the sun preparing itself to shine brighter and more often, men should consider refreshing their wardrobes. King & Bay Custom Clothing is about to launch our new Spring Summer Collection, so now is the perfect time to plan how you can incorporate some of these essential pieces into the mix of what to wear.

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Cashmere vs. merino wool? What makes a great mens sweater?

Cashmere vs. merino wool? What makes a great mens sweater?

Wool has been used for centuries for mens clothing, but in a contest of two favorites for mens sweaters – cashmere versus merino – is there a clear winner?

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Let King & Bay help you create a perfect gift for your loved one this Valentines Day

Let King & Bay help you create a perfect gift for your loved one this Valentines Day

Our Master Clothiers will aid you in crafting a custom garment from the styling to design – and with our unique custom lining option you can create a sentimental piece that your loved one will cherish. 

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Celebrating Chinese New Year – 2021 is the Year of the Ox

Celebrating Chinese New Year – 2021 is the Year of the Ox

As Chinese New Year approaches on February 12 we look forward to creating new outfits for 2021 to bring good fortune to our valued King & Bay clients during the year of the ox.

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Take Good Care of Your Custom Suit Investment

Take Good Care of Your Custom Suit Investment

A healthy wardrobe takes time to build, especially when it comes to custom clothing – and you want to ensure that your investment lasts. Following a few easy care tips will help extend the life of your custom suits and jackets.

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Build Your Wardrobe With The Basics

Build Your Wardrobe With The Basics

In the custom clothing industry, we are often asked the question, "How do I start to build the basics for wardrobe that works?"

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Maximize the Lifespan of Your Custom Suits

Maximize the Lifespan of Your Custom Suits

While many people measure the lifespan of their suits by how long they have it or amount of wears, the truth is that they have a hand in their garment's lifespan. By taking charge and caring properly for your garments, you can extend that lifespan.  

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Celebrating Chinese New Year – 2018 is the Year of the Dog

Celebrating Chinese New Year – 2018 is the Year of the Dog

As February arrives, we experience a surge in business due to Chinese New Year upcoming. Chinese New Year is a time for fresh starts and renewed spirit.

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1 Suit – Styled 3 Ways For The Holiday Party Circuit (Eligible Magazine)

1 Suit – Styled 3 Ways For The Holiday Party Circuit (Eligible Magazine)

We were honoured to be profiled in Eligible Magazine – a lifestyle magazine for urban men and women who want the best from their dating life, their relationships and themselves.

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How to Dress For the Holiday Season

How to Dress For the Holiday Season

The holiday season is here. Christmas lights and decorations are up in the office, malls and hotels. Here are a few tips to help you arrive in style to both business and personal holiday events. 

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Visit King & Bay at the Gentlemen's Expo – for your chance to win your favourite outfit

Visit King & Bay at the Gentlemen's Expo – for your chance to win your favourite outfit

The King & Bay team will be front and centre at the Gentlemen's Expo in Toronto this weekend. It's a great event and we hope to see you there! 

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The King & Bay Essential Guide to Men's Shoes

The King & Bay Essential Guide to Men's Shoes

The key to a well put together outfit is to complete your profile with a pair of dress shoes. Here are a few essential styles of men's footwear, and the details that come with them.

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The Shirt Collar Style Guide for the Sartorial Man

The Shirt Collar Style Guide for the Sartorial Man

Shirt collars have a large influence on the profile of your outfit, and can often make or break your look. Here are 6 collar types to keep in mind for various dress codes.

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Why Should You Develop Your Personal Style

Why Should You Develop Your Personal Style

It's important to look good and create your own personal sense of style. Stand out by finding a personal style that works with your personality, lifestyle, taste and preference.

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Experience the Warmth & Comfort of a Custom Overcoat

Experience the Warmth & Comfort of a Custom Overcoat

With the sudden drop in temperature lately, many men are starting to feel the initial effects of the fall weather. This is the perfect reason to invest in a custom overcoat.

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A Guide to Appropriate Tie Widths

A Guide to Appropriate Tie Widths

A topic that is continuously talked about in men's clothing is the constant changing trends of tie widths. One minute, ultra skinny ties may be the the rage, and the next minute, wider ties are what garner fashion's attention.

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A Guide to Mens Suit Patterns Appropriate for Work

A Guide to Mens Suit Patterns Appropriate for Work

When it comes to work attire, many men find themselves trapped wearing the same two solid navy and solid grey suits.

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The Importance of Fall Seasonal Fabrics

The Importance of Fall Seasonal Fabrics

In the clothing industry, fall is a transitional period – the time to start selecting and ordering your fall garments. Here are a few tips to consider when you are looking at seasonal fabrics.

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Why invest in a custom made fall suit when you have a healthy weekly rotation of 'all season' suits?

Why invest in a custom made fall suit when you have a healthy weekly rotation of 'all season' suits?

While 'all season' suits are essentials in every man's wardrobe, seasonal garments, such as a custom made fall suit, are a great way to stretch your closet.

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Think Ahead with Our Guide to For Your Fall Wardrobe

Think Ahead with Our Guide to For Your Fall Wardrobe

By the end of July, custom clothiers start receiving their new fall fabric books and encourage clients to plan ahead and think about their wardrobe for the fall season. 

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A Beginner's Guide to Pocket Squares

A Beginner's Guide to Pocket Squares

With these three basic ways of folding pocket squares, you now have the basis of complementing your suit or jacket and completing an outfit.

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What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

What to Wear to a Summer Wedding

Undoubtedly, deciding what to wear to a summer wedding can be a challenge for many men. Here are a few suggestions on how to balance the need for comfort and coolness with the desire to look great and show respect to the bride and groom.

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Dress for Success – support for men in need

Dress for Success – support for men in need

King & Bay is proud to support Dress For Success Toronto, a charity that takes donated suits and shirts and gives them to men in need of appropriate clothing for interviews and job-related meetings.

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What does the term 'sartorial' mean?

What does the term 'sartorial' mean?

The word sartorial is used by many menswear enthusiasts as a term to describe a lifestyle relating to a love for classic, timeless garments.

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