Best Dressed at the Oscars

Knot Standard’s picks for best dressed men at the 2016 Oscars.   There of course were the classic men, those that did not stray from the natural sleek elegance of the black tuxedo. Michael Keaton and Leonardo DiCaprio nailed the classic tux with perfect tailoring on sleeve, cuff length, and pant break. Get their look…

KS 101: Origins of the Shawl Collar

Originally featured on Victorian smoking jackets, the shawl collar or lapel has become a tuxedo staple. In the mid 1800s, smoking after dinner became fashionable in London and men would switch from their formal dinner jackets into a velvet or silk smoking jacket, worn with shawl lapel, as a way to prevent the smoke from…

Wonho Chung – Confidence and Custom Clothes

Comedian Wonho Chung on custom clothing, Knot Standard and looking good You don’t have to look funny to be funny. Just ask comedian and actor Wonho Chung. As a brand ambassador for Knot Standard, Wonho combines his humor and stage presence with custom made clothes for the perfect look and feel. “Confidence,” says Wonho. “That’s…

Top 4 Spring & Summer Wedding Tux Ideas

Wedding season is fast approaching and if you are like most grooms, buying the tuxedos has been left squarely on your shoulders. Rather than spend hours or days roaming shops seeking the perfect tuxedo for you and your best men, let Knot Standard hook you up with our bespoke wedding tuxedo service. To get you…

Menswear in the Victorian era

The period of Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837 to 1901 saw massive changes in British society – not least in men’s wear. In the Victorian era frock coats became quite popular, followed towards the end of Victoria’s reign by the development of the morning coat. The frock coat was the staple garment to be worn…