Don’t Be A (Pocket) Square

“Don’t be a square,” Mia tells Vincent in Quentin Tarentino’s 1994 Pulp Fiction. But Mia got it wrong, or mostly. Being square and by that we mean wearing a finely tailored pocket square is definitely the hip thing to do today. The first pocket squares, made of bleached white linen, were reportedly found in Egypt…

KS Fit 101 – What is Fit?

The single most important aspect of any suit is Fit. Fit doesn’t mean you’ve got a rock hard six pack (though that helps). Fit means the suit does what it should do well: It suits your body perfectly. So here’s our top tips for understanding Fit: Start with the shoulders. The seam should run along…

5 tips to Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul’s off screen style

He may dress like a wannabe thug on the hit TV series Breaking Bad but Aaron Paul knows how to style it up off screen for the right mix of dapper and casual elegance. 1. Bowties are back. Jesse Pinkman may prefer hoodies and knit caps (does anyone in Albuquerque, New Mexico really need a…

Fall Formal Wear FAQs

The holiday season may be months away but the fashion forward are already penciling in their event calendars and picking out suits to wear. Knot Standard’s Tuxedo FAQ gets you ready for the holiday party season. Q: Which is better, renting or buying a tux? A: Nothing looks worse than an ill fitting rented tux.…

KS Fit 101 – Getting Fit

Part of our job at Knot Standard is to guide our customers to the perfect fit. An impeccable fit is the ultimate mark of a well-dressed man. It suggests confidence, attention to detail and affluence. There are several things to consider – shoulders, collars, jacket length, etc – important for achieving a perfect fit. Discuss…

Sales tax holiday

Introduced in New York in 1997 in order to discourage residents from buying clothes in neighboring New Jersey (which does not charge sales tax on clothing) sales tax holidays are a great way to kit up for fall. Knot Standard (http://www.knotstandard.com) introduces our new line of blazers, all included in our sales tax free promotion.…

Double Breasted Holland & Sherry Jacket

Time for another edition of Customer Creations. This time the customer selected an exquisite Holland & Sherry fabric for a double breasted jacket with meticulous detail. Also in the package is a few sharp looking, custom fitted shirts. Check out the slideshow and breakdown below. [slideshow_deploy id=’1011′] Click the images to enlarge      …

Suited for the Man of Steel

Looking sharp doesn’t require superhuman strength (or superhuman abs) even if you are the Man of Steel. Check out actor Henry Cavill in this two piece charcoal grey suit with peak lapels, snug fitting jacket and pocket flaps. A wide black necktie stark against freshly pressed shirt with thick collar and white pocket square scream…

Buying Bespoke: The Basics

If you’re new to the world of custom clothing, buying bespoke can be more daunting than selling your first company or playing golf with a new boss. Get the situation under control by sticking with the basics. First, ask yourself what is the suit for? Are you looking for weekly office wear, something dapper and…

7 Tips to Dressing Like ‘Suits’ Style Icon Harvey Specter

Details matter, in business, in life and definitely in TV. In the popular legal drama, Suits, central character Harvey Specter is a hotshot lawyer and power player in a white shoe law firm in New York City. Every detail of his impeccably tailored three-piece suits conveys the message: Confident, urbane and commanding. Specter (played by…