What are Sumptuary Laws?

Luxury no longer reserved for the aristocracy From the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans up to the modern era, there have been laws that regulate clothing and attire. The Romans limited ‘luxury items’ like Tyrian purple dye and only men who had reached their political majority might wear the toga. In feudal Japan,…

Are you Dressed Suitably for the Occasion?

Holiday season means family gatherings, office parties, evening events and more in spades. Choosing the right suit to suit the occasion – from black tie formal for a night at the opera to backyard barbeques or family Christmas eve gatherings – can be simple and easy with this quick guide. Ask yourself the following questions:…

How to Drink Champagne

Holiday parties are awash with champagne though most of us are unaware of proper champagne drinking etiquette. Despite all those movie scenes where the leading man pops the top off and releases gusher of champagne, you should not be wearing more than you have drank by the end of the night. To get on track…

8 Tips for Daily Grooming

Most guys want to spend as little time as possible on their daily grooming. A quick shower, teeth brushed and hair combed and they are out the door. But looking well groomed is essential for looking stylish and confident. Use these quick tips for daily grooming to keep yourself looking your best. Find a good…

All the style advice you need

Not sure what to wear to the office party? Or how to dress for a first date? What works best with a three piece suit and how would you tie it? You can find the answers to all your style questions and much more in Knot Standard’s daily blog, Tips from Our Designers. Featuring a…

Boys to Men: Growing up Your Wardrobe

The last of your college days are behind you and at the end of summer break you will enter the workforce for the start of what will hopefully be a promising and lucrative career. Whether you’ve chosen finance and banking or law or marketing, it’s time to put away those hoodies, jeans and t-shirts and…