A Little Bit About Us

Next time you are shopping for clothes, take a good look around - you probably wouldn't swap wardrobes with anyone nearby.  Stop buying generic clothes made for other people, that are expensive because of the label, not the quality.  You are different - You are Knot Standard. 

We like to joke that our suits come in only one size (yours, of course), but 99% of suits and dress shirts sold in the US are made to fit other, random people.  Those that are custom are over-priced, unreliable, and inaccessible except for the richest among us.  We solve that problem with technology - we can provide perfect-fitting custom clothing to any man, anywhere in the world.

If you've never worn clothing that was made just for you, you're not alone.  Most of our customers have never bought custom before, and are shocked at how good they feel in higher-quality, perfect-fitting clothes with the best Italian and English fabrics.

At Knot Standard, we create clothes just for you, that you will be proud of.

Matthew Mueller, Co-Founder
John Ballay, Co-Founder

Our History

The clothes make the man and the right clothes can make a man look and feel extraordinary. Why buy ordinary clothes made for a mannequin when you can have something extraordinary custom created just for you? Knot Standard customizes clothing at an attainable price point for your unique body shape and size and your individual taste and style.

We set the standard in attainable men’s custom clothing through a unique marriage of technology and classical tailoring methods. If you’ve never worn clothing that was made just for you, you’re not alone.  Most of our customers have never bought custom before, and are shocked at how good they feel in higher-quality, perfect-fitting clothes with the best Italian and English fabrics.

Founded in 2010 by John Ballay and Matt Mueller, Knot Standard combines a unique high tech approach to old world tailoring. Customer measurements are digitized and a 3D image of their precise measurements created to ensure a perfect fit every time. After an order is placed, our highly skilled tailors use lasers to cut each piece straight from the cloth in true bespoke fashion. The three to four week process ensures precision and consistency and allows each handmade piece to be precisely fitted for each individual customer.

High quality fabrics are sourced from the finest English and Italian mills including Holland & Sherry, Vitale Barberis, Reda, Loro Piana and Zegna and then the most experienced tailors from around the globe craft the custom made suits.

With their flagship in New York City and international offices in Dubai, Knot Standard achieves global reach. The multi-city approach allows Knot Standard to serve customers anywhere, anytime and ensure the same Knot Standard level of quality. Responding to customers’ requests, Knot Standard has also launched an exclusive, invitation-only personal styling service, available in its showrooms worldwide or via special order.

“We founded Knot Standard to meet the needs of guys like ourselves: aspirational, seeking an upgrade in their personal wardrobe, a more modern, sleeker look but at an attainable price point,” explains co-founder John Ballay.

Knot Standard instills pride in our customers by giving them the freedom to create something unique, customized and impeccably made.