How and When to Wear a Bow Tie

Bow ties have long gotten a bad rap as the classic nerd accessory. They aren’t. In fact, some pretty cool dudes including James Bond, Humphrey Bogart and the late great Abraham Lincoln were all bowtie aficionados who knew how and which bow ties to wear. Most bowties are made from silk but velvet bowties have…

Shoulder padding. American, British and Italian. Learn the styles.

KS 101: Shoulder Expression

Express yourself through your shoulders Known as shoulder expression, the shape and detailing of the jacket shoulder helps define a men’s suit silhouette. Shoulders are the style equivalent of political parties, think Republican or Labour. They express your stylistic point of view. Shoulder expression broadly fits into three categories: Italian, British and American. Within these,…

Gift Card Exchange

Gift yourself Knot Standard Trade unwanted gift cards for a gift that fits Gift cards are among the most popular gifts many of us received this Christmas. In fact, the National Retail Federation reported that 3 out of 5 Americans would likely receive a gift card this year. But much of the gifting goodwill is…

Savile Row

You’ve heard of it, but do you know the origins of Savile Row? Epicenter of British tailoring tradition You don’t have to be a dandy to have heard of Savile Row. Renowned the world over as the epicenter of men’s tailoring and bespoke suits, Savile Row is a street in Mayfair, London. The street originated as…