The King & Bay Style Knowledge Blog

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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.

Celebrating Chinese New Year – 2020 is the Year of the Rat

Celebrating Chinese New Year – 2020 is the Year of the Rat

As Chinese New Year approaches on January 25, 2020 we look forward to creating new outfits for 2020 to bring good fortune to our valued KIng & Bay clients.

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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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Bespoke vs Custom – What is the Difference?

Bespoke vs Custom – What is the Difference?

Though made to measure, custom, and bespoke tailoring are all vastly different, the terms are often used interchangeably. Luckily, we can help you sort out these terms and get a whole new handle on the world of tailoring.

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The Psychology Behind Dressing Well

The Psychology Behind Dressing Well

There's more to being well dressed than just looking good – it can have a positive impact on your state of mind as well.

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Spring Is Coming: Is Your Wardrobe Ready?

Spring Is Coming: Is Your Wardrobe Ready?

When spring arrives, it's time to ask yourself what missing in your wardrobe or how one more great piece can give you a fresh new look.

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The Sartorial Guide to Summer Dressing

The Sartorial Guide to Summer Dressing

As summer comes upon us, the King & Bay team has narrowed down a few key looks for warmer temperatures.

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How to Dress For a Summer Night Out

How to Dress For a Summer Night Out

Summer is the season to be out and about, and having a few easy-to-put-together pieces for the evening helps you transition from your daytime look.

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How to Keep Cool in Your Work Suits

How to Keep Cool in Your Work Suits

Wearing a business suit in the heat can be almost unbearable. Here are a few tips on how to stay cool in your suit this summer.

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Where's the 'Power' in a 'Power Suit'?

Where's the 'Power' in a 'Power Suit'?

From Wall Street's Gordon Gekko, to Suits' Harvey Specter, strong men all have one thing in common – the power suit.

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Taking Charge of Your Wardrobe

Taking Charge of Your Wardrobe

Taking control of your wardrobe can be a bit of a process, but it's well worth the work in the end, when you open your closet to find an easy-to-navigate selection of beautiful items that all work well together.

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Why Invest in a Custom Suit?

Why Invest in a Custom Suit?

In today's competitive business world, more emphasis is being placed on men's appearances, in both work and casual settings. This means that investing in a custom suit that fits you like a glove can give you a serious edge. 

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The Essential Work Suits to Have in Your Closet

The Essential Work Suits to Have in Your Closet

Changing your style isn’t as difficult as you may have been led to believe; improving your style often comes down to changing a few key elements that aren’t working for you. Here are seven ways you can instantly upgrade your style!

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Beginner's Guide to Wearing Sport Jackets

Beginner's Guide to Wearing Sport Jackets

While a suit is defined as a garment consisting of a jacket and trouser in the same fabric, a Sport Jacket is a jacket made with the sole purpose of being worn with multiple pairs of trousers, offering great versatility.

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Your Custom Suit: The Fitting Process

Your Custom Suit: The Fitting Process

Many men who are new to the custom clothing process have asked us what to expect. Coming from ready to wear, it's difficult for men to imagine creating something from scratch, exclusively designed and fitted for themselves.

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The Importance of Fit

The Importance of Fit

When it comes to men’s suits, the most important thing is the fit. While many companies focus on customizations and unique styling details like louder linings, coloured stitching and different coloured buttons, if you don't start with the fit, those other details are irrelevant.

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Wedding fashion tips for the groom... and guests!

Wedding fashion tips for the groom... and guests!

CHCH TV recently invited King & Bay Kingsmen Aaron Ignacio and Aashif Jamani – to talk wedding fashion specifically for the groom and guests.

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7 Ways to Instantly Upgrade Your Style

7 Ways to Instantly Upgrade Your Style

Changing your style isn’t as difficult as you may have been led to believe; improving your style often comes down to changing a few key elements that aren’t working for you. Here are seven ways you can instantly upgrade your style!

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7 Looks That Will Never Go Out of Fashion

7 Looks That Will Never Go Out of Fashion

Fashion trends seem to be constantly changing; each season brings with it new must-have items or things to avoid, and by the next season they’ve changed again.

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Silk jacquard – why is it so special?

Silk jacquard – why is it so special?

Silk jacquard is one of the most luxurious patterns available, as it combines the utmost elegance of silk with the ornate detail of jacquard patterning.

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King & Bay explains why custom suits are so popular

King & Bay explains why custom suits are so popular

Rogers TV invited Aaron Ignacio, one of our King & Bay Clothing Specialists, to talk about why custom suits are so popular with men.

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Why more men are going the tailored route for their formal wear

Why more men are going the tailored route for their formal wear

King and Bay’s Aaron Ignacio takes Global TV's The Morning Show audience through the suiting trends of 2017 and the growing movement to custom-fitted suiting.

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