Knot Standard teams up with Cobbler Union

The perfect gentleman’s look from head to toe Need the perfect suit and shoe combo to get you through spring? Look no further because Knot Standard has teamed up with Cobbler Union to showcase some of our favorite men’s suit and shoe pairings. Look 1 Knot Standard paired a gorgeous custom made Dormeuil Amadeus suit…

What are Sumptuary Laws?

Luxury no longer reserved for the aristocracy From the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans up to the modern era, there have been laws that regulate clothing and attire. The Romans limited ‘luxury items’ like Tyrian purple dye and only men who had reached their political majority might wear the toga. In feudal Japan,…

We Disagree: No White Jeans in Winter

Esquire magazine’s fashion director Nick Sullivan recently opined that white jeans were perfectly acceptable, noting that he gleefully ignores the ‘no white after labor day’ fashion rule because “It annoys a certain kind of persnickety person who thinks rules like this help them to appear posh.” While we agree with Mr Sullivan that the no…

All About Layers

What are layers and why should you wear them? Knot Standard’s own Master Clothier Christopher Javier lays down the law about layers so that any guy can wear them with confidence. What are layers? Javier: A lot of guys get overwhelmed when discussing layers, so to clear the air on that: layering is nothing more…

Paul Newman Actor, race car driver, style icon

Clean cut, slicked back hair and piercing blue eyes, American actor Paul Newman (1925-2008) was an all American golden boy globally recognized and universally admired. The son of European immigrant parents, Newman dominated the silver screen but was also known for his sense of style. Newman embodied American Ivy or preppy style, from slim ties…

Are you Dressed Suitably for the Occasion?

Holiday season means family gatherings, office parties, evening events and more in spades. Choosing the right suit to suit the occasion – from black tie formal for a night at the opera to backyard barbeques or family Christmas eve gatherings – can be simple and easy with this quick guide. Ask yourself the following questions:…