Origins of Tweed

Did you know tweed derives its name from a misprint? In 1826 a London clerk miswrote tweed instead of the Scottish tweel on an order. Tweel (more commonly twill) is the name for the signature weave of the fabric. Tweed is a rough, thick and warm fabric and typically dyed in earth tones suitable for…

Fabrics – Holland and Sherry

Every well-dressed man knows the three keys to the perfect suit: fit, fabric and timeless style. Knot Standard’s bespoke tailoring ensures the perfect fit and our customization options give customers the ability to dictate their own style. When it comes to fabric, we select the choicest, highest quality fabrics from the world’s best mills. One…

What Does the Suit Say?

“The red fox is a solitary hunter that specializes in the capture of small prey. Foxes employ a variety of hunting techniques including leaping, stalking, chasing and launching themselves through the air at their target like a canine cruise missile, to pin their prey with uncanny accuracy and devour it in quick bites.” We can’t help…

4 Tips for Choosing a Winter Coat

Winter weather is fast approaching and with it the need for a stylish, comfortable and elegant winter coat. The array of choices – bomber, duffle, pea coat, parka, trench, overcoat – are dizzying and the colors and fabrics endless. Fear not.  Simply let your wardrobe dictate your choice of outer wear. Here are a four…

Grey Suits

If you want to create a formal wardrobe, a grey men’s suit is an essential classic. The term ‘grey’ covers a wide range of shades, of course – from charcoal grey, which as the name indicates can be nearly black, to lighter shades like dove grey and taupe. Less formal and restrictive than the darkest…

Flap Pockets

The flap pocket is a standard for the side pockets of a man’s suit jacket; effectively it is a lined flap of similar fabric to cover the upper portion of the pocket. Originally this type of pocket was intended to protect the contents of a jetted pocket from rain. Today, flap pockets are more of…