What To Wear To A Job Interview

Let’s talk about what to wear to a job interview: it goes without saying that for most interviews, a men’s suit with jacket and tie is de rigueur. If you already own a bespoke suit, you’re ahead of the game. Nothing gives a great first impression quite like a well-tailored, perfectly fitting suit. If not,…

Framing Your Face

Do you know which collar fits your face? There are many types of men’s dress shirt collars. Button down, spread, straight, narrow point, cutaway, band, club, eyelet, button tab and more. Collars frame your face and thus shape the picture you present to the world. So we’ve put together some quick tips for how to choose…

Dressing the Athlete

How do athletes show off their cut physiques while still looking dapper? Athletic builds are often the most difficult to dress, especially when it comes to men’s suits. Off the rack and even made to measure are cut for the ‘average’ body type and that typically does not include anyone over 6’ feet or with…

Will Smith’s 5 Fashion Favorites

From rapper to Fresh Prince to action hero, Will Smith’s fantastic career has been mirrored in the superstar’s fashion choices. Knot Standard’s respects Smith’s evolution in style – from multicolored vests, askew baseball caps and Air Jordans to the tailored elegance of Men in Black. Here’s a breakdown of our five favorite aspects of Will…

What Are French Cuffs?

French cuffs are a stylized feature of men’s dress shirts where the end of the shirtsleeve at the cuff is folded back on itself. There are holds on both sides and the cuff is closed in what is called ‘kissing’ style, where the inner sides are pressed together and fastened with a cuff link. There…

Lethal Links: The History of the Cufflink

If cufflinks could kill, which would you choose? Cufflinks are a great way to showcase attention to detail, personal style and immaculate sophistication. They can be sharp and subtle, like a snub nosed .38 Colt, and elevate a strong look. Think Steve McQueen in Bullitt. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Lbs_nYW3-o) Cufflinks first emerged as a standard piece of men’s…

Knot Standard’s Shirting Dos & Don’ts

  Do you know basic shirting etiquette?   Do always wear shirts crisp and dry cleaned. Wrinkles are for undergrads.   Do get it tailored. Customize your style and get the perfect fit for your men’s dress shirt with Knot Standard. Your sleeves shouldn’t be too long, the collar shouldn’t be too tight and the…

Our Top 5 First Date Style Tips

What do you wear on a first date? Check our list to see if you’re doing it right.   If she’s agreed to a date, she’s definitely interested. But how to impress her without looking like you’re trying? Cultivating a look of casual cool takes work and planning. Know where you want to take her…

Top 5 Men’s Fashion Trends For Fall 2013

Summer is coming to an end. It seems the holidays just started and already its time to bring out the fall wardrobe. Knot Standard helps you get a head start on the season with a quick look at the top five Fall/Winter 2013 men’s fashion trends. 1. Tailored minimalism is set to dominate as the leading fall trend in…

KS Style Breakdown: Blurred Lines

Despite the controversy, we love Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’, suit, shirt, TI and all. The question of the prancing models’ clothing – or lack thereof – remains, a lawsuit over the track’s copyright has turned ugly and yet Blurred Lines is easily the song of the summer. What we noticed, however, was the sartorial splendor of…