March Madness Style : What to Wear to the Game

Customization goes much further then just picking out the button, lapel or stitching. The most avid sports clients go all out when it comes to their personal suit customization. Choosing fabric in your teams colors, as well as getting the team’s logo or mascot in the lining of the jacket. The possibilities are endless! With the start…

Five Things You Need In Your Closet This Summer

Words by Lewis Malivanek   The inspiration behind our editorial shoot was retreating from the hustle and bustle of the city, something different, some place off of the beaten track. Cartagena was that place. Steeped in colonial history but somewhat gritty, the vibrance of the architecture and culture on the street was the perfect contrast…

Best Dressed at the Oscars

Knot Standard’s picks for best dressed men at the 2016 Oscars.   There of course were the classic men, those that did not stray from the natural sleek elegance of the black tuxedo. Michael Keaton and Leonardo DiCaprio nailed the classic tux with perfect tailoring on sleeve, cuff length, and pant break. Get their look…

Gentlemen Facts : Milanese Button Hole

There are many identifiers of a custom suit; impeccable fit, unique fabric, functioning buttonholes on the cuff, and so on. Yet, it is in the finer details for which we can truly distinguish an undeniably unique suit. One of the predominant characteristics is that of the handmade buttonholes. Found on all bespoke suits, few custom suits…

Gritty New York: Travis Gayle the Man Behind the Camera

Words by Jamie Etheridge A chat with @NYCdimps Travis Gayle is an upcoming street photographer in New York City. Known for gritty, realistic shots that capture the essence of street life in the city, Gayle is famous for his subway shots and knows how to capture the feeling of a late night taxi ride. In an exclusive…

Knot Standard at Pitti

Written by Creative Director, Lewis Malivanek Knot Standard’s Creative Director, Lewis Malivanek, and Bespoke Style Advisor, Samantha Leder, attending Pitti Uomo 89 in Florence Pitti Uomo – the Mecca of men’s fashion – is one of the largest trade shows globally, occurring twice a year in Florence, Italy. Despite over 1,000 brands showcasing their upcoming collections…

Colors, Textures, and Patterns for Fall

Words by : Julia Lewis Photography by : Trent Bailey  In the world of menswear, a lot of exciting things have been happening in terms of fabrics and textiles. The winds are shifting, and the leaves are falling. Accordingly, theres been a shift in fashion to heavier fabrics, bolder patterns, and richer colors have all come around.…

Interview with Alex Devol, the Ultimate Masculine Connoisseur

Interview by Jamie Etheridge  Alex Devol is a man of many talents, a menswear designer, graphic artist and woodworker. Based in Manchester, England, Devol has worked with a broad array of famous fashion brands including Vans, Converse, Nike, Condemned Nation and The Cuckoos Nest as well as worked with clients like MTV, Virgin, Coca Cola…

Overcoats

 Words by Julia Lewis  Photography by Trent Bailey  An overcoat is not just a fashion item meant to look good. A genuine coat needs to be durable, versatile as well as tailored and tapered to a man’s unique sense of self and style. And our overcoats fit that exact critera. Our coats are made from the…

Style Icon: Idris Elba

Written By Jamie Etheridge One of the hottest contemporary actors, he’s also one of the most humble and easy going. Idris Elba epitomizes the best of British acting talent. Born to a Sierra Leonean father and Ghanian mother, Elba grew up in London and credits The Prince’s Trust with helping launch his acting career. A professional DJ…