Men’s fashion Buzzwords

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The Italian word for dressing with nonchalance with easy elegance and sophisticated sartorial savvy and the art of subtlety.
How to use it: His wardrobe is the essence of sprezzatura, easy and natural yet always trendy and fashionable.


When shoes are like porn – only better.
How to use it: This one’s for only other shoeporn enthusiasts. Save it for Instagram posts of your favorite Chukka boots.


Holland and Sherry
Famous high quality, gorgeous Scottish milled fabrics.
How to use it: My custom made navy with orange and white fancy box weave super 120s suit is from this season’s Holland and Sherry fall collection.


Custom made clothes where the fabric is cut directly from the bolt of cloth for each individual suit rather than for a standardized pattern.
How to use it: Knot Standard’s custom bespoke private service is among the finest modern tailoring in the industry and offers clients some of the finest fabrics, most expert tailoring and attainable prices available worldwide.


Italian fabrics since 1924, Lanificio Fratelli Ormezzano produces fine pure wool fabrics in bold, original styles. They have a reputation for their amazing and innovative use of cotton, often blended with wool or cashmere.
How to use it: You can tell he wears Omezzano, just check out those bold and unique patterns and colors, very sartorially savvy.


Pitti Uomo
Meaning: One of the hottest men’s fashion trade fairs in the business, the Pitti Uomo twice yearly event often sets the tone for men’s street style.
How to use it: The hottest trends this summer at Pitti Uomo will be what you see on the streets of New York, Paris, London and Tokyo.


Meaning: A pattern of thin lines forming large squares on a fabric of a different color.
How to use it: Windowpane suits are on trend this summer and will be for the foreseeable future. Order the Knot Standard Classic Blue Windowpane suit for the perfect late summer/ early fall look that’s formal enough for the office and evenings out.


Meaning: An unstructured jacket is light and easy to wear, without the seams and darts and other outer details used to contour the jacket to the body.
How to use it: He wore unstructured jackets throughout the summer and fall for a more casual, relaxed look.


The entire summer sprezzatura look currently trending is defined by the tapered pant leg and sockless look.
How to use it:
Go sockless this summer to show your sartorial sensibility and awareness of the hottest trends in men’s fashion.


Also called a pocket square, this hip slip of silk tucked into the jacket’s breast pocket is a sign of a gentleman’s understanding of elegance and fashion.
How to use it:
Choose a pocket square or pochette that compliments rather than matches your tie and shirt. Add Knot Standard’s Signature Red and Navy Polka Dot Silk Pocket Square to your collection for a versatile and statement pochette.