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How are Knot Standard suits constructed?

Each Knot Standard garment - suits, shirts, and casual wear - are computer-cut and hand-made from fine Italian and English suit fabrics by our skilled master tailors. No pre-made patterns, sizes, or parts - every one is cut from a single piece of cloth, and nothing is touched until you order. Hence our name - everything we make is not standard.

We start your suit by making a digital pattern of your body. Whether you used our webcam scanning system, matched an existing suit, or even stopped by one of our showrooms, we have created a 3D wireframe of your body, and distill that to almost 200 precise measurements. Those measurements are converted into a suit pattern that is designed individually to fit on your specific body shape, and then your fabric is precisely cut on our laser cutting machines. Since many of our fabrics are delicate, this laser cutting prevents damage and tearing of the fabric. Also, every pattern is saved digitally, ensuring that your next suit will be cut exactly the same.

Once cut, each part of your suit - with every change and customization you asked for - is assembled by hand, and both checked and measured at six different stages of the process. Your completed order is then steamed and pressed, then packed and shipped directly to your doorstep or our showrooms.

All of these steps are crucial to make sure that you get a suit of the highest possible quality, and that you can trust that your next order from Knot Standard will meet the same high level of quality. You should accept nothing less, and we are so confident in our design and production process that we guarantee your first order, completely.

What is the difference in Knot Standard suit styles?

Our styles are categorized by fabric and the included "features" of the suit. Since we make a digital pattern just for you, and each suit is made specifically to your body, you don't need to worry about sizes or cuts, like you would in a store - we create your cut and size for the optimal drape on your torso and waist. All that's left is for you to choose how your suit looks, and we break that down into three style categories:

  • Classic:These are our staple suits for everyday wear. Our Classic collection uses 100% wools and cottons from Italy, England, and Germany - including Drago and VBC Super 110s, 120s, and 130s fabric. Each suit comes with full-length woven interlining, and is both the perfect travel companion and a great look for everyday wear. Every Classic suit can also be upgraded to either half- or full-canvassing, making this collection our most popular "first custom suit" for new customers.

  • Madison: Using fabrics from the famous Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the most famous Italian mills, and Scottish mill Holland & Sherry, every half-canvassed Madison Suit is guaranteed to get noticed. From flannel winter packages to light summer styles using Super 120-150s ultrafine wools, our most popular fabric with long-time customers, and guaranteed to last.

  • Signature "K": Our fully-canvassed signature "K" suits are made with fabric from mills including Scabal, Holland & Sherry, and Loro Piana. Each rare fabric is specially-designed, and has inspired us to craft an entire suit around it. Make no mistake, these are not for everyday wear.

How long does it take to make a custom suit?

Once your order is submitted, we create a digital pattern just for you from your 3D body model. That pattern is checked by our teams before digital cutting starts. Once cut, each part of your order is stitched together, taking care with each of your customizations and special requests. The garments are checked six times throughout the process, and then packed and prepared for shipping to you. Each suit is folded and shipped "inside out", which minimizes any wrinkles from shipping.

The entire process takes just weeks, from order to arrival at your doorstep. Our custom shirts are typically 3-4 weeks, while our most expensive and delicate fabrics can take 5-6 weeks, due to the amount of hand-canvassing and special care involved. Each item is given an estimated delivery date during customization, and you will be given a final estimated date during checkout.

We understand that some orders are extra special. If you need to have your order rushed by a certain date, such as a wedding or graduation, please contact us to arrange rush delivery.

What brand name fabrics do you use?

For most of our suits Knot Standard uses only the finest pure-wool Italian or English fabrics, including Reda, Vitale Barberis Canonico, Filarte, Scabal, Ermenegildo Zegna, Loro Piana and Holland & Sherry. In fact we can source any fabric you specify, or we could probably even use a fabric of your own (but check with us first).

Our Classic wool suits are hand-crafted with Super 110s suiting ('Super 110s' is a measure of the fineness of the wool and represents a top-end balance between quality, feel, durability and strength). A Handmande custom suit perfect for everyday wear.

Suits in our luxurious K line are designed around high quality Scabal wools, these are the considered the highest quality fabrics available through KnotStandard – Such fine material, quality and finish mean they are not always intended for everyday wear and should be cared for accordingly.

Our Classic summer suits are made entirely from top-grade cotton and linens with a single piece lightweight canvas and partial lining.

Are Knot Standard suits fully canvassed?

Knot Standard offers three levels of interlining and canvassing in all of our jackets:

  • Lightweight woven interlining: Our lightweight woven interlining has none of the bubbling, stiffness, or "cheap" feeling of a traditional fused garment. It’s cloth construction is durable, breathable, and molds to your body over time, just like a full horsehair canvas. This construction is standard on our Classic suits, which can also been changed to half- or fully-canvassed under the "Upgrades" section when customizing your suit or suitjacket.
  • Half-Length Horsehair Canvas: Commonly referred to as "half-canvassed", we sew our horsehair canvas into the top half of the jacket. Not as heavy as a fully-canvassed jacket, this is suitable for more lightweight fabrics and climates. This construction is standard on our Madison suits, which can also been changed to fully-canvassed under the "Upgrades" section when customizing your suit or suitjacket.
  • Full-Length Horsehair Canvas: Our "fully-canvassed" construction utilizes horsehair canvass from the top to the bottom seam of jacket, in the finest example of traditional suitmaking. This construction is standard on all of our Signature "K" line suits.
  • Canvassed suits have layers of 'canvassing' material (generally comprised of wool and horsehair) between the outer fabric and the inner lining of a suit jacket or blazer. Playing an important role in maintaining proper balance, structure and shape of the suit. One long-term effect is the way the canvas itself begins to conform to your body's shape over time, thereby becoming a better fit the more you wear it.

What custom style options does Knot Standard offer?

Knot Standard offers a huge list of customization options for both suits, shirts and outerwear. These custom services will not incur any extra charge – unless you request something very specific which may not be in standard menu of choices. All of our suits can be customized in the same ways:

  • Cut: slim fit and regular fit
  • Jackets & Blazers: Single breasted suits can be styled with one, two or three buttons. Double breasted suits will have options of four or six buttons.
  • Pick stitching: yes/no
  • Lapel style: standard notch, skinny notch lapel, peak lapel (sharp, diving corners on the tops of the lapel), skinny peak lapel, shawl lapel.
  • Highlight thread: match suit fabric, user's choice
  • Jacket vents: single/double/no vent
  • Jacket pockets: two or three, straight or slanted, patch pockets
  • Pant cuffs: yes/no
  • Pant pleats: none (flat front), single or double
  • Phone pocket (sub-pocket in trousers pockets): yes/no
  • Jacket liner color: many choices
  • Besom pocket liner color: many choices
  • Embroidered name or initials: your choice
  • Special requests: since your garment is made from scratch just for you, we can accommodate just about any customization you can imagine.

Can I request special customizations?

Of course. Every Knot Standard item is made by hand; we don't use fabrication machines or pre-cut pieces, and every customer has their own pattern. This means that just about everything can be customized directly through our website, including; jacket slits, embroidery, pant styles, etc.!

How can I prolong the life of my suit?

All of our bespoke suits are made from the finest English and Italian fabrics, and so you will find that they are built to last. But these tips will help you to get the most out of your custom bespoke suit:

  • Make sure you take your suit to a specialist dry cleaning service, but dry clean your suit as infrequently as possible – the chemicals used in the cleaning process can eventually affect the integrity of the fabric.
  • Just because a suit needs pressing it does not necessarily mean that it needs dry cleaning. If you just need to remove wrinkles, have it professionally steam pressed. (Or to get much the same effect hang it in the shower with the door closed.)
  • You will find that your trousers are subject to far more everyday wear and tear than your jacket. Purchasing an extra pair of trousers could potentially double the life of your bespoke suit.
  • The simple but obvious solution – have more than one suit, rotating them so that you wear each one less. In any case your suit needs to be rested between wears in order to give the natural fibres time to rejuvenate and recover after wearing.
  • Do not carry bulky items in your pockets as they will alter the structure of the fabric.
  • Try to avoid wearing your jacket when travelling, and always hang your suit up wherever possible.
  • A good hangar is essential. Ideally it should be wood, but plastic will do. The hangar should simulate the contours of your body. Take the clothes you are going to wear the next day out of the wardrobe the night before to give them a good airing overnight.
  • To store a suit for an extended period, first be sure that it's clean (so that insects can't feed on any food particles or stains while the suit is stored). Use a canvas suit bag rather than a plastic one (because canvas can 'breathe') and include an anti-moth strip in the wardrobe.
  • Hang your trousers with inside seams touching – this will help to maintain the creases.

What type of shoulder padding do you use?

Knot Standard jackets use the lightest possible shoulder pads. This gives our men's suits the fashionable European slim-fit silhouette that is our hallmark. We offer a more padded shoulder or roped shoulder upon request.

What fabrics do you use for men's suits?

With the exception of our lightweight summer suits, which use the finest 100% cotton fabrics, our mean's suits are hand-crafted from 100% wool fabrics.

Our Classic suits are made from Super 110s wool, our Madison Suits are made with 100% Worsted Wool from Holland & Sherry, and our K Line suits are made with 100% Worsted Wool from Scabal.

Can I see swatches of a specific fabric?

If you are located near one of our Knot Standard Showrooms then we would be happy to set up an appointment so you can view all our fabric selections in person. Our exclusive online fabric swatch selector is in the works and will be launched on the site soon. In the mean time If you would like to know the weight, mill and count of a suit you see online please reach out to one of our advisors at 855-SUIT-YOU.

Can I make my suit a three-piece (with a vest)?

Yes, you can add a vest/waistcoat to any order, in any fabric that you like. Please reach out to one of our Bespoke Agents for further assistance.

Can I specify functional sleeve buttonholes?

Yes — functional button holes can be requested directly through your advisor by contacting us via our website: emailing [email protected]: or calling us toll-free at 855-SUIT-YOU.

If this is your first order from Knot Standard, we charge an extra $45 for functional buttonholes. For your second and subsequent orders, there is no extra charge.

Can I specify two jacket buttons?

Yes, this is one of the many customization menu options we offer.

Can I specify four jacket buttons?

Only on double-breasted jackets

Can I request a specific lining color for my suit?

Absolutely — we can make your suit with a number of lining options, all selected during the customization process:

  • Beige
  • Black
  • Black Paisley
  • Blue
  • Blue Paisley
  • Dark Brown
  • Grey
  • Light Blue
  • Light Brown
  • Navy
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Red Paisley
  • Silver Paisley

What style can I specify for suit jacket lapels?

Our men's suits offer a choice of lapel styles:

  • Notch: This is the most classic and most common lapel available for men's suits – there is a strong chance that many suits you own already features this style of lapel, and its versatile nature makes this an easy recommendation for any suit.
  • Skinny Notch: This is a modern, updated version of the standard notch, slightly slimmer in the lapel roll.
  • Peak: This contemporary look has sharp, diving corners on the tops of the lapel. While more common in formal wear and trendier jackets alike, the peak lapel has continued to be in fashion over the years for its unique look. For a stylish look, pair the lapels with hacking pockets. Standard on all double breasted jackets.
  • Skinny Peak: Again, this is a slimmer and more modern take on the peak lapel. Paired with ticket and hacking pockets, this style looks striking on lean body types looking for a more casual styling.

I want a particular design — can you create a special product for me?

Our basic service includes so many customization options that we'd be surprised if we couldn't provide exactly what you want – but we will also consider any special requests that you may have, and if our tailors can do it (they probably can!) they will.

Can I give a suit as a surprise gift?

Absolutely! We have a special feature just for gifts – 'Get Him All Knotted Up'. You can design and customise suits or shirts (or trousers), and make them a 'Knotted' gift order. We'll surprise him and get his measurements, and you'll receive a specially-wrapped gift with the custom-made clothing ready to give to him!

Do you offer gift certificates?

Of course – you can create a gift certificate for the perfect suit or shirt directly from our website, and we will ship a gift package directly to you or your recipient. To learn more (and to customize your gift certificate) visit our gift card page.

I have received a gift certificate – how can I redeem it?

Simple – you just enter the code from the certificate at checkout.

Can I use more than one gift certificate per order?

Sorry, no – we can accept only one promotional code per order. (And please check the terms and conditions with the gift certificate – there may be a minimum spend required.)

How are my measurements used to tailor a garment?

The measurements that you submit via the self-measurement process are used as the basis for creating your perfectly fitted suit.

Once you have measured yourself and/or used our innovative webcam service, our tailoring team may make minor adjustments to your measurements based on the standards for someone your weight and height.

The process of creating a unique pattern and cutting from your chosen fabric then begins. As he works, our Master Tailor might then further refine your precise measurements based on his years of experience in hand-cutting suits for individual wearers.

Before we ship the finished suit to you, we review it in detail to make sure that everything looks great, meets your specifications, and will fit you perfectly.

How do I get measured for a custom suit?

We have four simple options to assist you with having your measurements taken:

  • Measure an existing item of clothing, something that you feel is a good fit for you. This will be a sound option for many people.
  • Visit a local tailor in your area, taking along one of the measuring sheets we provide as part of our service.
  • Add your measurements into our PerfectFit measuring system online with our step-by-step photo guide.
  • Use our innovative Knot Standard Webcam Measuring technology. This lets you take measurements from your desktop or laptop with nothing more than your webcam and 10 to 15 minutes of spare time – no measuring tape or tailor required! The system will scan your body dimensions and transfer them to our backend server where they will be instantly translated into exact measurements for a perfectly fitted custom suit or shirt. Overlapping measurements virtually eliminate any chance of errors, but in any case our master tailors check each measurement.

Will it be difficult for me to take my own measurements?

Not at all – Knot Standard's PerfectFit measuring process was created for easy at-home use. Anyone can measure themselves with the help of a friend or the use of a webcam in 10-15 minutes. You certainly don't need a tailor to measure you.

Do you have a local tailor who can take my measurements?

You don't need a tailor to measure you, but if you would prefer that a professional handles the measurements we can direct you to a certified Knot Standard partner. We have local tailors in many locations – they are trained to take your measurements as well as help you with any alterations you may need over the lifetime of your outfit.

Can I base my measurements on a favorite suit that I own?

Yes, and for many people matching well-fitting suit will be the simplest option. We prefer that you back this up with our easy-to-use self-measuring process, or use the webcam system.

Can I use measurements taken by my own tailor?

Our PerfectFit measuring methods are specific to us and may differ from those employed by a conventional tailor – who will take measurements in a way that suits his tailoring style but which may not work well with ours.

If you prefer that a professional handles the measurements, we can direct you to a certified Knot Standard partner. We have local tailors in many locations – they are trained to take your measurements as well as help you with any alterations you may need over the lifetime of your outfit.

Are the measurements made by the system reliable?

Knot Standard created PerfectFit system so that any man can take his own measurements with confidence.

We're so sure that our cutting-edge system will give you the best fit that we offer a simple guarantee for the first suit you order from us, the one for which we define the measurements for you: if you're not completely satisfied by your suit, we'll fix it, replace it, or give you a full refund – your choice.

Does Knot Standard offer standard sizes?

No need – each suit is tailored specifically to fit you. And if your suit doesn't fit perfectly, you can send it back to for a full refund.

Does Knot Standard offer off-the-shelf suits?

We are a bespoke tailor, Meaning every garment is custom. What we create is handmade to your specifications. Once your measurement profile is in our system there shouldn't be any reason to ever buy an "off the rack" suit again.

How can I check the quality of fabrics?

We guarantee that we use only the best fabrics from the best suppliers. And if you're not completely satisfied by your suit, we will fix it, replace it, or give you a full refund – at your request.

I want to change measurements on my current order: is this possible?

Possibly: it all depends what stage the order has reached. Get in touch with us as soon as possible – chat with one of our Bespoke Advisors via the website or email [email protected] with the updated information and we'll do our best .

I don't have the body shape of the models you use in the photos – will a Knot Standard suit still fit me?

Knot Standard suits are 100% custom made specifically to your measurement profile; that's the essence of bespoke tailoring. The suits on the models were made specifically for them; that's why they look so good. And because your suit will be made specifically for you, that's why you will look so good too.

Can your men's suits be custom-made for the larger man?

Knot Standard customers come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. All our products are customised and tailored according to your measurements; there are no limitations with regards to large (or small) measurements. In the unlikely event that we do foresee a problem, we'll get in touch you immediately.

Is there an extra fabric charge for large suits?

To fit larger body types, our tailors sometimes require additional fabric, which results in extra charges. Since every body is unique, we determine any additional fabric costs in conjunction with our tailors before the cutting process begins. Should your order require these adjustments, your Bespoke Advisor will contact you immediately following your order confirmation.

Can you create or customize men's suits for a younger clients or children?

Yes, we've made suits for teenagers and even younger kids. It very much depends on their size and shape – get in touch with one of our Bespoke Advisors for a fitting.

Why does the system ask for my measurements only once?

Once you're measured up, our system creates a digital model of your body that our tailors use to hand-cut all of your suits, shirts, and casual wear. The next time you order, all you need to do is check out — but you're free to make any adjustments to the measurements that you may like. Additionally, we periodically contact you to make sure that your suit continues to fit perfectly. We understand that your body can change over time, and we make sure to always keep your digital model up to date.

The next time you order, all you need to do is choose a design, customize it the way you'd like, and check out. We'll take care of the rest!

Can I create a profile with my measurements for use with future orders?

Yes, and in fact this is the way we work – once you're confident about your measurements they will be associated with your account until you tell us to change them.

Can I manage multiple measurements from one account?

Currently a Knot Standard client can only have one set of measurements in their profile for each garment type – so one per suit, one per shirt, and so on. If you really want a different set of measurements for yourself, you'll need to create a second account. That's easy enough to do, of course, but you will need a different email address.

When will my custom suit arrive?

Once your order is submitted, we create a digital pattern just for you from your 3D body model. That pattern is checked by our teams before digital cutting starts. Once cut, each part of your order is stitched together, taking care with each of your customizations and special requests. The garments are checked six times throughout the process, and then packed and prepared for shipping to you. Each suit is folded and shipped "inside out", which minimizes any wrinkles from shipping.

The entire process takes just weeks, from order to arrival at your doorstep. Our custom shirts are typically 3-4 weeks, while our most expensive and delicate fabrics can take 5-6 weeks, due to the amount of hand-canvassing and special care involved. Each item is given an estimated delivery date during customization, and you will be given a final estimated date during checkout.

We understand that some orders are extra special. If you need to have your order rushed by a certain date, such as a wedding or graduation, please contact us to arrange rush delivery.

Which countries does Knot Standard ship to?

We ship globally to all countries. All orders are shipped via express air with the leading companies: UPS, DHL, Aramex and FedEx. Delivery to PO boxes, however, is not possible.

What if my suit or other custom garment does not fit – how can I get it altered?

Get in touch with us as soon as possible – chat with one of our Bespoke Advisors via the website – and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.

If you need any alterations after you receive your order, we have a couple of options.

  • You can return the item to us and our tailors will do the work needed at no extra cost.
  • We can direct you to one of our local tailoring partners, who will perform the alterations for you. We will then reimburse you for the expense up to $75.

There is no risk when buying from Knot Standard Online — we fully guarantee your satisfaction and the integrity of the suit for a full year. In the rare case that you are not satisfied with your first order from us, we will fix it, replace it, or for your first order, provide you with a full refund within 14 days of receipt – at your choice. Please note that for Private Collection fabrics ordered from a Bespoke Stylist or in our showrooms, we are unable to provide a refund once the fabric order has been placed.

Can I expedite my order?

In certain cases we can speed up an orders, depending on current suit volumes and queues. Speak with one of our Bespoke Advisers to find out if a special 'rush' service is available and what the extra charge will be.

What is your Returns policy?

There is no risk when buying from Knot Standard — we fully guarantee your satisfaction and the integrity of the suit for a full year. In the rare case that you are not satisfied with your first order from us, we will fix it, replace it, or provide you with a full refund within 14 days of receipt – at your choice. Please note that for Private Collection fabrics ordered from a Bespoke Stylist or in our showrooms, we are unable to provide a refund once the fabric order has been placed.

Additionally, we offer unlimited tailoring at our facilities, a separate $75 credit for use at the tailors of your choosing, and a full range of services for your suit over its lifetime, from resizing to repair and replacement.

How can I modify my order?

Get in touch with us – chat with one of our Bespoke Advisors via the website – and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs. But do this as soon as possible within 24 hours of submitting your measurements and paying the amount due; otherwise we won't be able to amend the order because it will already be moving through the system.

What if my measurements are wrong?

If you follow the step-by-step measuring instructions and use an accurate tape measure, the chances of this are small.

We also verify your measurements before we start to make a garment – when we review your information, any obvious conflicts or anomalies will be red-flagged and we will immediately get in touch with you for clarification.

If your garment arrives and it doesn't fit, get in touch with us as soon as possible and we'll do our best to fix the problem. Contact one of our Advisors via the website, email us at [email protected] or call us toll-free at 855-SUIT-YOU.

How do I apply for reimbursement of the alteration costs?

You can ask for alterations any time within 14 days of receiving your order. Knot Standard will reimburse your costs for alterations up to $75.

It's a simply process – simply request an alteration sheet, and take this either to a Knot Standard recommended tailor or to any local tailor you prefer. Have them complete the alterations, fill in the sheet, and give you a receipt.

Then simply email us back the completed sheet with the receipt for us to process your reimbursement of up to 75. We will then updated the measurements in your account to the correct measurements to ensure the fit is perfect for your next order – and to make sure that the same problem does not occur again!

If the tailor thinks the cost of alterations will be more than $75, please come back to us so that we can re-evaluate the case.

What if my garment cannot be adjusted, and requires a remake?

In the rare case that you're not completely satisfied by your suit, Knot Standard will replace it or give you a full refund – your choice.

How long does it take to get a remake?

Once the updated information has been sent to our tailoring team, we will begin your remake and you should receive the remade order within four weeks of submission.

What is the status of my order?

When the order has been shipped you will be notified by email and given a tracking number to check its progress online.

How many days in advance should I order before a special occasion like a wedding?

Our tailors begin cutting suits to your digital model immediately after order, with the final product normally ready for shipment in 20 days.

Allowing time for detailed quality review and shipping, you can expect your order to arrive in three to four weeks. In certain cases – for instance, if your order is needed earlier for a special event – we may be able to expedite this depending on the current suit volume and queue. Please speak with one of our Bespoke Advisors for this rush service.

We recommend getting your order in 60 days before the event. That will allow enough time if alterations or a remake is necessary.

Can you ship to PO Boxes?

Unfortunately, no – we only ship to full residential or commercial addresses.

How can I reschedule the delivery of my order?

Get in touch with us as soon as possible – chat with one of our Bespoke Advisors via the website – and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.

Why is part of my order on hold?

If this is your first order and you purchased multiple items, we will process one item from your order first to ensure the measurements are correct. Once you receive the first item from your order, please contact us with feedback on the fit of these garments and we will process the remainder of your order accordingly.

If you require a specific item to be shipped first, please let us know when placing your order – or get in touch with us as soon as possible by speaking with one of our Bespoke Advisors.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major Credit and Debit Cards backed by Visa or MasterCard. We also accept American Express and PayPal.

Are these payment systems secure – will my credit card details be at any risk?

We use an SSL encrypted credit card processor for your Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. This provides industry-standard protection. PayPal, a third-party payment processor, is also heavily encrypted.

How can I request a refund? Under what circumstances can I request a refund?

There is no risk when buying from Knot Standard — we fully guarantee your satisfaction and the integrity of the suit for a full year. In the rare case that you are not satisfied with your first order from us, we will fix it, replace it, or provide you with a full refund within 14 days of receipt –at your choice.

Additionally, we offer unlimited tailoring at our facilities, a separate $75 credit for use at the tailors of your choosing, and a full range of services for your suit over its lifetime, from resizing to repair and replacement.

Get in touch with one of our Advisors via the website, email us at [email protected] or call us toll-free at 855-SUIT-YOU. We will do our best to sort out your problems as quickly as possible.

How can I cancel my order?

You can cancel your order any time within 24 hours of confirming payment. Get in touch with us as soon as possible – chat with one of our Bespoke Advisors via the website.

I have trouble paying with my credit card – once I enter my details, it does not process. What do I do?

Your credit card company may have declined authorization to debit your card. The common reasons are:

  • You've already exceeded the credit limit on your account
  • You accidentally entered the incorrect card type, number, verification code or expiry date when placing the order
  • There were dashes or spaces in the account number or the verification code that could not be recognized
  • Your bank requires verification from you before authorizing the purchase
  • Your card may be recently issued and has not yet been activated

Will I have to pay any additional charges? (Do I have to pay any additional fees for customs or VAT in my country?)

Shipping is free for all orders totaling more than $500, and a small flat fee of $15 for shipping within the United States, and $30 internationally.

A few countries charge taxes or other special shipping charges on imported packages. Since such charges are subject to change, often change from day to day, we cannot incorporate them into the shipping charge at payment; so you may be contacted by the local shipper or local authorities for an additional payment before delivery. You're advised to check with your local customs office about such charges before placing your order. Knot Standard will not pay any import duties and taxes on your order.

Can I pay by bank transfer?

Currently, Knot Standard only accepts payments via credit card and pay pal through the website.

Can I put more than one order together to save on shipping costs?

Absolutely, though this may result in your earliest order being delayed to combine with your remaining orders. Just as we make each of your orders by hand, we are happy to customize your shipping arrangements. Your Advisor will contact you during production to ensure that we are shipping to the proper address and in the manner you prefer.

Of course, you can always request this directly by contacting one of our Advisors via the website, email us at [email protected] or call us toll-free at 855-SUIT-YOU.

I just placed an order but realized that I want to change some details. What do I do? What if there's a problem with my order – say it doesn't fit my measurements?

Get in touch with us – chat with one of our Bespoke Advisors via the website – and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs. But do this as soon as possible within 24 hours of submitting your measurements and paying the amount due; otherwise we won't be able to amend the order because it will already be moving through the system. We cannot guarantee that you will be able change any details of your order, so please double check your order, customizations and measurements before you check out.

What does Knot Standard do?

At Knot Standard, we hand-make bespoke suits, shirts, blazers, and slacks. Our master tailors create every piece to perfectly fit your measurements – your pattern is specific to you and will fit nobody else, it's created for you and not simply resized from pre-cut off-the-shelf patterns. We use only impeccable materials, and we deliver right to your doorstep.

At Knot Standard we are obsessed with quality, and we guarantee a perfect fit from every item we deliver. Our mission is to make you proud of the way you look and the clothing you wear.

What is the Knot Standard Guarantee?

It's simple: your first suit from Knot Standard Online is completely risk-free. In the rare case that you're not completely satisfied by your suit, we'll fix it, replace it, or give you a full refund – at your request. Please note that for Private Collection fabrics ordered from a Bespoke Stylist or in our showrooms, we are unable to provide a refund once the fabric order has been placed.

We stand behind every garment, confident that once you try our suits and shirts you'll never want to wear anything else! You can read more on our guarantee page.

What does 'bespoke' mean?

There are three options for suits: off-the-rack, made-to-measure, and bespoke. Off-the-rack is exactly as it says: garments in a limited range of standard sizes, manufactured in factories and shipped to the retailer who will then hang a selection on a rack. When you choose off-the-rack, you'll be getting the lowest price – but you won't get the best fit, because there is no such body type as 'standard'. Off-the-rack inevitably involves compromise.

Made to measure has become increasingly popular despite the fact that it still uses pre-cut patterns that are adapted to fit you (inferior to bespoke). With made-to-measure involves you are indeed measured individually by a tailor; but the tailor then goes back to a factory or workshop and select pre-cut elements. So sleeve A is attached to jacket front B with lapel C…and so on.

With bespoke, the tailor's art lies in cutting your suit from a single piece of fabric, exactly to your measurements and with no use of pre-cut patterns. The result: the highest possible quality of manufacture and the best possible fit.

How long have you been in the tailoring business?

While our tailors have a combined experience of over 150 years in tailoring, we have been revolutionizing how men dress online, globally since 2010.

How are you able to offer such affordable prices?

Although we do have offices in New York, Washington DC and Dubai, we are predominately an internet-only business. This means we don't have the overheads of a city-centre location and we do have the scale made possible by the worldwide reach of the web. We have also invested substantially in finding the best materials, the best people, and the best systems; as a result we can offer you the best garments – at a spectacularly affordable price.

Do you have your own factory?

Our products are produced in several facilities, including by our own staff, with each specializing in an area of expertise. Our facilities are located in the US (Brooklyn), Europe (Portugal), and Asia (Dubai and Hong Kong). Our fabrics are sourced from the best mills in England, Scotland, and Italy, including Holland & Sherry, Loro Piana, Zegna, and Vitale Barberis Canonico.

Are your custom-made garments produced under ethical workshop conditions?

Absolutely. Beyond our strong commitment to pride in everything that we do, we firmly believe that everything “trickles down”. From attaching a button to designing the perfect lining combination for your wedding, every person that touches your garment truly cares about how you like it and how you wear it. It's our commitment to you, not just with your current order, but also with everything in your wardrobe for years to come – a responsibility that everyone at Knot Standard takes very, very seriously.

Where do the fabrics come from – are they sourced sustainably?

Yes – our fabrics are sourced from the highest quality and most visible mills in Italy and the UK. While you can find details in the description of each product, these mills include Holland & Sherry, Zegna, Loro Piana, Scabal, and other prestigious fabric suppliers sourcing wool from monitored farms in South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Which products can Knot Standard partners sell?

Knot Standard partners can sell any of the products available on the Knot Standard website.

What is my commitment?

You would prefer that you don't sell any competitive products, but otherwise the arrangement is simple – the commission paid by Knot Standard to you is the only money that changes hand, and you don't even have to sign up for a specified length of time. You can join or leave the program at any time, so there is no need to unsubscribe for instance if you hit a period of low sales activity.

Is your website secure?

At Knot Standard we are committed to safeguarding the privacy of all visitors to our website. We operate very high levels of security for the personal information we have to collect as part of our service, and we have a detailed policy that explains what we do and don't do with that information – read it here.

In general, any personal information you provide to us is intended to help us improve your shopping experience at Knot Standard. It is always your choice whether or not to provide this information.

The information you do give us will be used to process and fulfill yours orders, to deal with enquiries and complaints from you, to customize the website according to your interests and generally to improve the way website works.

Without your express consent, we will never provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing. We may provide third parties with statistical information about our users, but this will never be in a form that can identify any individual user.

What are your terms and conditions?

The full (and legally binding) set of our Terms and Conditions are on this page, but here's a brief plain English summary:

  • You are free to use the website, including downloading content. You can't republish anything from the website without our permission, however – unless otherwise noted all the content on the site is ours.
  • Don't do or post anything illegal or harmful on our site. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, and your account may be closed without notice.
  • We won't share your personally identifiable information without your permission.
  • We aren't responsible for any links to or from our site.
  • Don't lose or share your password. It's your responsibility to keep it safe, and you must tell us immediately if you think someone else is using your account without authorization.
  • We do our best to ensure that everything on the website is accurate and up to date. Hiccups happen, though, and we can't give an absolute guarantee of that – so we can't be held responsible for any consequences either. As soon as we become aware of problems, we will of course try to fix them without delay.

Do you have an app?

Not yet, but watch this space…

How can I prolong the life of my suit?

All of our bespoke suits are made from the finest British and Italian fabrics, and so you will find that they last very well. But these tips will help you to get the most out of your bespoke suit:

  • Make sure you take your suit to a specialist dry cleaning service, but dry clean your suit as infrequently as possible – the chemicals used in the cleaning process can eventually affect the integrity of the fabric.
  • Just because a suit needs pressing it doesn't necessarily mean that it needs dry cleaning. If you just need to remove wrinkles, have it professionally steam pressed. (Or to get much the same effect hang it in the shower with the door closed.)
  • You will find that your trousers are subject to far more everyday wear and tear than your jacket. Purchasing an extra pair of trousers could potentially double the life of your bespoke suit.
  • The simple but obvious solution – have more than one suit, rotating them so that you wear each one less. In any case your suit needs to be rested between wears in order to give the natural fibers time to rejuvenate and recover after wearing.
  • Don't carry bulky items in your pockets as they will alter the structure of the fabric.
  • Try to avoid wearing your jacket when traveling, and always hang your suit up wherever possible.
  • A good hangar is essential. Ideally it should be wood, but plastic will do. The hangar should simulate the contours of your body. Take the clothes you are going to wear the next day out of the wardrobe the night before to give them a good airing overnight.
  • To store a suit for an extended period, first be sure that it's clean (so that insects can't feed on any food particles or stains while the suit is stored). Use a canvas suit bag rather than a plastic one (because canvas can 'breathe') and include an anti-moth strip in the wardrobe.
  • Hang your trousers with inside seams touching – this will help to maintain the creases.

What is defined as a dress shirt?

Why cotton? A finely woven cotton fabric exhibits all the properties you could want from a garment that is worn close to the body – durability, smoothness, the ability to take shape when ironed, comfort, and good heat and moisture conduction.

White is the most common shirt color, and once was the only choice for a gentleman – it signified that the wearer didn't have to do any manual work and so would never dirty his shirt.

Blue is the second most popular color choice, not least because of its ability to compliment the complexion of most Western men. >

What features come as standard on your men's dress shirts?

All Knot Standard dress shirts feature…

  • Mother of pearl buttons
  • Monograms as an option (in a choice of styles and colors)
  • Removable collar stays
  • French cuffs as an option
  • Gussets

Apart from that, you can request anything during the specification of your order – we'll always do our best to accommodate you your desires.

How should I design and buy my dress shirt?

Details matter in human interaction. Even in the absence of a jacket, your shirt frames your face, complements the rest of your appearance, and is a powerful element in non-verbal communication. So make sure it's saying what you intend.

The simplest message that a dress shirt conveys is respect – for your companion and for yourself. You have chosen a classic, clean, smart look because that's how you want to appear in the relationship.

Most men wear dress shirts that do not fit them properly, and that's because they wear readymade garments. Clearly those are designed to fit as many different shapes as possible; as a result, they fit no one perfectly.

Above all, a dress shirt should be comfortable, and this will be different for every man. Larger men are usually complimented by a looser fit; a thinner built will benefit from a more form-fitting cut. Bespoke tailoring and custom-made shirts are the best possible solution.

In general, though, these basic rules apply:

  • You should be able to get one to two fingers under the collar when it is buttoned.
  • The cuffs should be tight enough around the wrist so that they have to be unbuttoned to slip the shirt off.
  • Sleeves should be short enough to have no more than an inch of fabric bunching near the cuff when your arms hang.
  • Sleeves should be long enough to avoid pulling the cuffs right up the forearm when you raise your arms.
  • Shoulder seams should extend no further than the end of the shoulder.
  • There should be enough room in the chest and waist to pinch out an inch of fabric in a slim-fitting cut, 3in for a looser cut.
  • A collar style with longer, more closely set points tend to draw the eye down and this elongate a shorter, squarer face. A spread or cutaway collar, which reveals more of the upper shirt area, is good for a medium to long shaped face.
  • Mother of Pearl buttons are made from shell and are so hard that they can break needles. This is a superior long-life alternative to the plastic buttons used on mass-market shirts.

Do you have any advice about what to wear with a men's suit?

If in doubt, keep it simple: light colored shirt, dark tie. And you can never go wrong with a crisp white dress shirt.

Be sure your shirt is in good condition. The collar should be neatly pressed and fit well without any strains or excess fabric. Check for stains, fraying and buttons that are broken or loose.

The best shoes to wear with a men's suit have fine leather uppers and a leather (not rubber) sole. Make sure they are freshly polished. Pairing casual shoes with a business suit undercuts your professional appearance.

Do you have any advice about choosing a casual men's suit?

Make sure it fits properly in the shoulders when you try it on. If it doesn't, the suit will never fit well.

When your jacket is buttoned, you should be able to fit a fist between your chest and the fabric – no more, no less.

Jacket sleeves should reveal about half an inch of shirt cuff.

Your trousers should sit at your waist (not your hips). You should be able to fit one finger into the waistband comfortably.

Aim for a classic style that complements your body type.

Do you have any advice about choosing a men's suit for business?

Business dress means a suit and tie.

Two-button jackets on a men's suit is a timeless and generally a good choice. Two side vents on the jacket is a practical option that won't ruin the cut when you sit down.

Men's suits should stop right on the ankle and should not hang over the shoes.

The sleeves of the jacket should be brushing your wrist and not covering your palm.

Do you have any advice about choosing a suit for a job interview?

Dressing appropriately for a job interview will show that you take the matter seriously, and your interviewer in return will take this as a compliment to them.

Employers will use the way someone dresses for their job interview to help judge the kind of person they are, how well they will do in the position, and how well they will fit the organization. Wearing the right suit will be your greatest asset in this situation.

If you're in doubt about how to dress for an interview, it is best to err on the side of conservatism – and it is much better to be over- than underdressed. In practical terms that means:

  • Conservatively styled suit in a solid, dark color (but beware of black: it can seem too formal or too dressy) — navy and charcoal are perfect.
  • Long sleeve shirt, ideally white
  • Conservative tie – not too wide, not too narrow, not too patterned
  • Dark socks long enough to show no leg when you sit down
  • Leather shoes, preferably laced
  • Little or no jewelry beyond a watch
  • Neat, professional hairstyle – and no gel
  • Very little aftershave
  • Neatly trimmed nails
  • Portfolio or briefcase (not a shoulder bag or a backpack)

I need help with my style – what kind of men's suit do you recommend for my body shape?

Tall and/or skinny

  • If you are tall or thin or both, you want to rebalance your proportion and introduce eye-catching details to interrupt the length of your body.
  • A three-button suit will help you just do that. Because it reaches higher up on the chest, the V shape is minimized and that avoids a plunging effect on the chest.
  • Always leave the bottom button undone.
  • Wear lighter colors to avoid looking even taller and slimmer. Avoid pinstripes.
  • In order to rebalance the length of your legs, go for a regular rise in your trousers (the distance between the waistband and the crotch). Cuffs on your trousers create horizontal lines which can also reduce the impression of height.
  • The jacket should have no more than one back vent – no vents at all will be even better.
  • Add weight to your garment. A lighter fabric will diminish your image; go for a heavier worsted wool that creates the illusion of thickness.
  • Don't wear vertical stripes. Active patterns like checks and windowpanes fabrics break up the silhouette and can make a tall and/or skinny man appear more substantial.
  • A ticket pocket (a smaller pocket above the right side pocket on the jacket) will interrupt the visual verticality and can help the tall man look more proportional.
  • A slightly longer jacket – say ¾ to a whole inch past the bottom curve of the backside – will help cut the leg line.
  • Avoid monochromatic looks. If you wear a solid color from head to toe (especially black), you'll seem even thinner than you are; so break it up by wearing a few colored accessories with your suit.
  • Choose fitted shirts. Loose-fitting shirts will emphasize your lack of mass.
  • Thin men need to add weight to their bodies, and overlapping fabric in subtle ways can achieve this – try a double breasted jacket and double pleated trousers with cuffs.

Large or bulky

  • The heavy man cannot conceal his size, but his clothing can serve the purpose of refocusing his observers' attention to his face.
  • Men whose waists are larger than their chests face the problem of finding clothes that do not make them appear larger than they actually are – a jacket that fits in the shoulders is often too small in the waist. Go for a jacket with a generous cut and a flattering drape. Don't go for too tight a fit; it's better to have a loose fit around the midsection that says nothing than tight bunching that shouts excess bulk.
  • Equally, overly large clothes will only make you look bigger. A suit should just skim your body without hugging it too closely.
  • Avoid plaid or heavy fabrics that add bulk to your shape. Go for lightweight suiting fabrics that will help create the illusion of height and thin the silhouette.
  • A dark men's suit will elongate your build – navy blue, midnight blue, charcoal or solid black are safe bets. A subtle vertical stripe in the pattern will draw the eye downward, elongating your silhouette and visually slimming it.
  • If you do choose black for the most slimming effect, add some touches of color in your accessories to avoid looking like you are on your way to a funeral.
  • A two button jacket with a deep V can help to elongate the chest. Peak lapels on a single breasted suit can create more vertical lines (and their width helps the suit's proportions); so do large slanted side pockets.
  • A single vent on your jacket will help cover the heftiness of your backside. Double vents, by contrast, can draw attention to it.
  • Go for high-rise trousers that sit above than the hips. Covering the bottom of the stomach will create the illusion of longer legs.
  • A belt will nip in your waistline and make it appear slimmer – just be sure not to make it so tight that you have a belly overhang. If that happens, you should seriously explore the option of suspenders.

Short or stocky

  • The shorter man should seek to streamline his outfit as to allow an observer a smooth path from the shoes to the face.
  • Avoid horizontal lines, whether they be in the fabric of your suit or in the subtle line that is drawn across the chest with a square pocket fold (instead opt for a double point).
  • Vertical lines, especially thin ones close together, are useful elongators. Solid fabrics are perfectly fine, especially dark colors that have a slimming effect. Avoid loud patterns that could draw the attention to your frame – eschew herringbone, hounds tooth, glen check, windowpane and similar large patterns that will distort your proportions.
  • Ensure your jacket is cut as short as possible (just covering the bottom curve of the backside).
  • A back vent on your jacket adds a flap. This can also help to create a longer silhouette; but the flap can cause the illusion of being stockier, and on balance you might avoid any vents. Certainly do not opt for a double vent – from the back it creates the illusion of a horizontal line cutting across your shape.
  • Go for a jacket with one or two buttons to create a longer V-shape on the chest.
  • Peak lapels will elongate the upper body.
  • Low-rise trousers elongate both the torso and your legs; a longer rise risks making your middle section look baggy and empty. Avoid cuffs on the trousers – that will streamline the legs and make them appear longer.
  • Clever use of accessories like a tie or hat can keep people's eyes on your face, making them less likely to pay attention to your stature. A hat is a great way to provide the illusion of an extra inch or two of height.
  • A slimmer tie will avoid overwhelming your frame – avoid large ties because they will make your body seem disproportionate by comparison.

Short and thin

  • Small men need to ensure their clothing is proportionally smaller, not just a smaller size of a standard cut. So be sure to avoid oversized lapels, overlarge cuffs, and overlong jackets.

Muscular

  • The bodybuilder look involves a substantial difference between chest and waist circumference. So an un-tailored suit that can fit a muscular man in the shoulders and chest will be too large at the waist.
  • The goal is to downplay the upper body while increasing the presence of his lower half. Go for a jacket with very soft, minimally padded shoulders.
  • Larger lapels will make a large chest appear more proportional (peak lapels are a good choice).
  • A slightly longer jacket can hide the dramatic V shape of the torso.
  • Pleated trousers will help give a more weighted look to the hips, and a larger trouser cuff can help make the lower body appear better proportioned.

How can I customize one of your shirt styles?

As part of our standard service, all Knot Standard shirts can be customized to suit you:

  • Cut: slim or regular fit
  • Collar: button-down, spread, straight, cutaway
  • Cuffs: French cuffs, notched single cuffs, square single cuffs, rounded single cuffs
  • Shirt pocket: yes/no
  • Watch sizing: none, small, medium, large
  • Watch side: left/right
  • Monogram location: cuffs, sleeve placket, inside back of collar, left waist
  • Monogram embroidery: initials, font, color
  • Special requests: we'll try to accommodate any other customization you require

What fabrics do you use for men's shirts?

All our shirts are made from 100% premium quality cotton.

Can you supply fabrics with an easy-iron finish? Or no-iron?

The fabrics that we use are naturally easy-iron. We do not apply artificial finishes or use manmade fabrics.

Do I need to worry about my shirts shrinking?

We used the finest pre-shrunk cotton, but with a natural material there may be a small degree of shrinkage in areas such as the neck and sleeves. However, we do cater for the possibility of this very slight shrinkage in the build of your garment. You can minimize the chances of any shrinkage at all by using a dry cleaning service or hang-washing your shirts and letting them dry naturally. Never tumble dry your bespoke shirt.