Friday, October 1, 2010

Welcome Back Dear ol' FALL (Knotts Fall 2010)

The fall has now approached us and its time to store away all of the spring/summer wear.  We hope everyone had a great summer filed with lots of excitement and laughter.  We have some new ideas and trends for you (the people) to play around with and find your FALL styles. The great thing about the fall & winter is that you can really show case your personal style. We say this because of the many opportunities there are to create an outfit and doing so with various different layers. We are going to show you how to wear a nice pair of corduroys with a clean cardigan, toped with a classic pea coat, capped off with the proper accessories (Hats, Scarves & Gloves).  Welcome to KNOTTS Fall 2010!

Featured Item of the Month

                               Common Projects:

The Sweater (AKA) The Soul

A great sweater is the comparison to the secret ingredient to the family recipes for Baking... The taste speaks for itself.Well, so doesn't a unique sweater!

The Scarf (AKA) The Finishing touch

There are plenty of ways to wear a scarf... Choose the style that best fits you!

The Over Coat!

The Jacket allows you to show your style before you even OPEN up to show your creativity.

Monday, June 7, 2010

COLOR me Blind...

Lately a lot of people have been asking me about colors and how to put them together.  Colors are your friends.  They are available for you to be creative and unique.  Even for those who consider them selves to be pretty educated on the latest fashion trends, a color chart will give you a better example of what color schemes go well together and colors do not.  I think this will be beneficial to most.  Play around with some ideas when your putting an outfit together, Enjoy!

Color Chart Key: Each line that is Horizontal or vertical are color schemes that will work well together.

Friday, June 4, 2010

It's Interview Season (College Graduates)

The first impression you make on a potential employer is the most important one. The first judgment an interviewer makes is going to be based on how you are dressed and what you are wearing. This is why it is imperative to make sure you dress professionally for a job interview, no matter the work environment. Being dressed inappropriately is a sure way to be over looked during the interview process.

You want that first impression to be not just a good one, but, a great one. The candidate dressed in the proper suit and tie will make a much better impression than the candidate who seems as if he went and purchased his attire 10 minutes before the interview.

How to Dress for an Interview:

• Suit (solid color – Black, Navy or Grey)

• Long sleeve shirt (white or coordinated with the suit)

• Belt (Corresponds with shoes)

• Tie (Red is a POWER tie) Blue, Maroon, Orange

• Dark socks, conservative leather shoes

• Watch (Coordinates with your shoes & Belt)

• Neat, professional hairstyle (Clean Cut)

• Cologne (Not too much- Hit you neck and wrists)

• Neatly trimmed nails (NO dirt under your finger nails)

• Portfolio or briefcase

What Not to Bring to the Interview

• Gum (Do not chew gum during an interview, extremely unprofessional)

• Cell phone (Leave in the car or place on silent)

• Coffee or soda (Water ONLY)

• If you have lots of piercings, leave ALL of them at home

• Cover tattoos

Interview Attire Tips

• Before you go on an interview, make sure you have appropriate interview attire and everything fits correctly a couple of days prior to.

• Get your clothes ready the night before, so you don't have to spend time getting them ready on the day of the interview. (Iron every thing)

• If your clothes are dry clean only, take them to the cleaners after an interview, so they are ready for next time. (ALWAYS be prepared)

• Polish your shoes. (A mans shoes says a lot about him self)

• Bring a breath mint and use it before you enter the building.` (Not during interview)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Size Does Matter

Most clothes are cut for a hypothetical model, unfortunately we all were not as blessed to posses such features. Knowing this, it’s no surprise that most men’s wear does not flatter those of us who may be taller, shorter, thinner, or heavier than the model that specific brand was made for. Majority of us would do far better having our clothing adjusted properly cut and proportioned in order to enhance any man’s appearance. While it is true that certain bodies clash with certain articles of clothing, by no means does one’s body type confine him to a particular style or image. What most men fail to realize is that the key to dressing well is discovering those particular clothing sizes and shapes that work for your body, and then complimenting that with the proper accessories.

Designers bombard us (the public) with images of brutally attractive models striking enviable poses. By objective standards, these may be too loose or too tight, excessively short or top-heavy, or otherwise unbalanced for the normal man. Models have jobs because they look good in anything, period. Trendy designer clothes only look good on you and I because they evoke the beautiful people on billboards and magazine spreads. When people tastes change (which is inevitable) in a few years or a single season, those who paid full price for designer clothes at the pentacle of their heights are just left with expensive clothes. One thing you must understand is that styles rotate because they are usually part of trends. But how much wiser is the man who buys clothes that are right for him, and wears them confidently knowing his style transcends the pettiness of fashion. What type of man do you want to be?

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Fitting Chart!

The Shoulders: Your jacket should not drape passed the shoulder line seam, nor stop short before your shoulders brake. Notice that your jacket should fall where your shoulders ends.

The Seat: Your pants should not crunch between your thighs. That is a sure sign that your pants are too small for you. They also should not be below your waist line. Saggy dress pants or any pants at that is a fashion negative. Do you ever have a crunch in the front of your pants or the side? That's because your pants are a size or two bigger than they need to be. This creates a bulge look. Your pants should not come past you belly button. Your pants should lay straight down with NO crunch or bulge.

The Jacket Closure: Your suit Jacket should not fit with out any definition. The way your body curves is the way your jacket should hug your body. When your jacket looks wrinkled that means it is too small for you. Notice it should hug your body not squeeze.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Look like a Million Bucks!

Every suit you wear should fit you as if it was perfectly made for you body structure. This can be done with out spending all of your savings. You can make a $200.00 suit look like it cost thousands.  The key is finding a good Tailor!

7 Tips you need to know before wearing a suit!

1. Shoulder pads end with your shoulders.

2. Your flat hand should slip easily into your suit under the lapels when the top (or middle) button is fastened. If you put a fist in, the suit should pull at the button.

3. The top button of a two-button suit or the middle button of a three-button suit should not fall below your navel.

4. With your arms at your sides, your knuckles should be even with the bottom of your jacket.

5. Jacket sleeves should fall where the base of your thumb meets your wrist.

6. Between a quarter and a half inch of shirt cuff should be visible.

7. Your pants should fall one inch of break from your shoes.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Night out on the Town!

Tip #1. Look and smell clean. The five o'clock shadow is ok if it fits you. Use cologne sparingly, check under your fingernails for dirt. There is nothing worse then a man with dirty fingernails.

Tip #2. Dress in layers. Try a collared shirt, either button-down or polo, beneath a casual jacket. Or wear a T-shirt under a crew or V-neck sweater. There are spring /summer sweaters, so you won’t have to worry about sweating all evening. A mock or full turtleneck can also look stylish. Throw in some casual shoes/sneakers with this combination, and you will definitely set your self apart form others.

Tip #3. Experiment with how close-fitting your shirts, pants and sweaters are. Too fitting can give off the wrong impression. Same rule applies as well if too loose.

Tip #4. Wear jeans, khakis or slacks, depending on how casual the outing is. Flat-front pants look more casual than those with pleats. Pleats have also become obsolete FYI. Unless your going for the 1975 Wall street look.

Tip #5. Remember that pants should be long enough to drape comfortably over the tops of your shoes without scraping the ground. If you are wearing a nice pair of pants/jeans why ruin the bottom because you have been walking on them all night. Plus you will avoid looking like your going to your last period class in High School.

Tip #6. Select socks tastefully: If you insist on wearing white athletic socks rather then some sort of unique design, at least don’t wear them with a non-sneaker shoes. Here is some advice, a man’s socks say a lot about his personality. As minute as socks may be, they are definitely a difference maker.

Tip #7. Women love a man that has a beautiful smile. Rembrandt 2-Hour Whitening Kit is a product that you may want to look into. It is painless and affordable. $19.32 at Walmart, you can’t beat that price. Your smile will be noticed across the room, and you will be known as the guy with the “Nice smile”. Carrying breath mints is always a plus, “Nice smile” with bad breath = Ground ZERO!

*These tips will come in handy- Let me know how they work out for you!

Friday, May 7, 2010

ONE Sense could enhance the other Four!

Choosing a cologne is not a task to take lightly. Much like choosing the proper suit, a cologne must fit you, your personality and your lifestyle. When it comes to knowing how to pick a cologne, choose a base scent you feel comfortable wearing. There are different colognes for different season as well.  Almost every cologne designed for men is based on a strong note of musk, sandalwood or citrus, which provides the foundation for lighter notes of spice and floral options. Finding the right combination to complement your lifestyle enhances your presence in the room or group and often makes a better first impression than any hand shake.

Here are some of Knott's Picks for Summer 2010

-Paul Smith Extreme                                                                   
-Dolce & Gabbana The One
-Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme
-John Varvatos Artisan
-Burberry The Beat

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Knott's Belief

Knott’s understands that an individual’s image is important, and creating a stylish, unique image is often the key to a positive self-esteem. Knott’s truly believes the way you look and feel has a direct effect of one’s general confidence. In additions to this asset comes respect and belief in the individual by their peers, co-workers, and business partners. This allows the individual to become more confident with in them self, leading to success in both the business and social spheres.