Windowpane Check

The windowpane check is a specific pattern for men’s suits that bestows an unmistakable distinguished look. It is a widely spaced pattern of vertical and horizontal pinstripes that intersect each other to form a box pattern resembling the panes in a window. The windowpane check is one of three variants of the basic plaid pattern,…

Straight Collars

A straight collar complements nearly any type of facial structure, so it is a good choice for people who prefer simple shirts without risk. Straight collars are a good general-purpose bet for most men; this type of collar is generally regarded as a safe, conservative pick and so is widely available in menswear stores. Straight…

Which Character Are You?

Suits play a modest but telling role in Ridley Scott’s new film, The Counselor. Billed as ‘No Country for Old Men’ on steroids, the movie’s original screen play was written by well-known author Cormac McCarthy (The Road, The Border Trilogy) and has an all-star cast including Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz and…

10 Suitable Words of Wisdom

One of the perks of a bespoke men’s suit is the monogram. While many customers add their initials, typically in a contrasting color, some take the idea to a higher plane and have stitched in a personal quote. Here are 10 of our favorite quotes and sayings. Which one fits with your personal philosophy? Order…

Dropping Knowledge

If you’re a body builder or a UFC fighter you’ve probably heard of the ‘drop’. If you’re a regular guy who wears men’s suits to the office or only on special occasions, the drop is probably just another one of those sartorial mysteries, a tailor’s term that requires measuring tapes, stick pins and too much…

Bowties

When it comes to formal black tie or white tie occasions, nothing beats the bow tie. You must have already seen the classic version of the bowties made popular by the James Bond franchise and magicians. The bowtie is a kind of necktie for men, but it is much more formal. The bow tie is…

Whiskey Pairings with The Whiskey Isle

Does your suit compliment your whiskey? Knot Standard has teamed up with Whiskey Isle to pair our five favorite suits with our five favorite whiskies. Both men’s suits and whiskies represent refinement, sophistication and elegance. Here’s how to choose which pairing makes the perfect fit for your individual style. The new handmade Winchester Coat paired with…

Meet Kareem!

Knot Standard’s bespoke advisors work round the clock to make sure customers have the best possible experience ordering their customized men’s suits online. They help ensure customers get the right measurements for a perfect fit, choose their favorite fabrics and personalize their creations to reflect their own individual style. Meet one of our star bespoke…

What a Lawyer Should Wear

Work place dress codes have changed considerably over the last few decades. Once lawyers were almost universally expected to wear a three piece suit, necktie, pressed white men’s dress shirt and hat. Showing up to work in khakis, sports coat and no tie would have gotten a young lawyer thrown out of court. The reality…

How NOT to Dress Like Adam Levine

We’re glad to see Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine evolving from white t-shirt and jeans to two button, peak lapel slim fitted men’s suits. The Voice coach has added a level of sophistication and polish to his more recent wardrobe choices and we wholeheartedly approve. Levine favors peak lapels, two button suits in conservative navy,…