Lucknowi fashion is Imperial and Classic! It is a beautiful city with Mughal roots that has mastered the art of embroidery. And one such piece of absolute magic is the Lucknowi Kurta.
Lucknowi kurta were originally supposed to be short. They were worn under a beautiful Koti. However, it has changed over the years and become a most used fashion trend in itself. It is now characterized as a long (upto the knees or a bit longer) kurta with or without work. It can be either self-patterned or embroidered. It is traditionally straight cut with pockets on both sides.
However, the most important element is the ‘chikankari’ which involves using thread through cloth to make beautiful patterns on your kurta. This is a skill that is most popular in Lucknow. The labour is so skilled that they make beautiful and intricate designs with a needle and thread.
This is no more a thing of the past guys. I want you to know that chikankari is very much back in fashion! Thankfully! Actors like Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan opt for such styles on several events. It is the look for events where a man is expected to look traditional but not over the top! Lucknowi kurta is the rift between sherwani or achkan and your basic plain kurta pajama.
The quality of fabric and beauty of the design indicates the value of your lucknowi. Don’t get bluffed by sleazy vendors selling cheap quality Lucknowi kurtas! Test the fabric and check how delicate and intricate the design is. You will never notice fat knots on your traditional Lucknowi Kurta. It is a perfect and flawless fashion trend that is highly underrated! So here is my shoutout for men in Lucknowi Kurtas!