Modern Bespoke: A Knot Standard innovation

In the world of men’s high end fashion, there are two terms most often used with clients: bespoke and made-to-measure (MTM). Both require custom work by a tailor but there are very real and important differences between the two. Bespoke made clothes are created when a new pattern is designed for each individual. There is…

Men’s fashion Buzzwords

Sprezzatura Meaning: 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. Shoeporn Meaning: When shoes are like porn – only better. How to use it: This…

What is a dimple?

Among the most sartorially saavy, versatile parts of any man’s closet is his collection of neckties. Solid, patterned or paisley; silk, linen, cotton or wool, neckties come in a variety of fabrics and sizes and a rainbow of colors. One of the most hotly debated trappings of the necktie, however, has nothing to do with…

Quotable Quotes: Which Statement Suits You?

One of the most popular customizations among our clients is the embroidered quote or saying. From movie catch lines to philosophical commentary, quotes added to the suit jacket lining add a personal touch that truly makes the suit your own. Not sure which quote to use, we’ve picked out some of our favorites to help…

Why Pick Stitch?

Pick stitching is one of the hallmarks of a well made suit and is widely popular among men’s fashion aficionados. In recent years, pick stitching has gotten a bad rap as too obvious, too detailed and too flamboyant – in other words, a deliberate attempt to show off a well made, expensive suit. But though…

Off-the-Rack Men’s Suits

While custom-made bespoke men’s suits guarantee the very best fit, and made-to-measure suits are almost as good, there is usually a price to pay. Most men’s suits these days are sold off-the-rack, meaning they are manufactured in a range of standard sizes in the hopes that enough buyers will be able to find a reasonable…