Let’s be honest. When it comes to men’s ethnic wear, new styles are hard to come by and easy decisions impossible to make. Festivals run on the heels of a wedding and the cycle never ends. To steer far away from basics and classics, take notes from these ideas we’re about to divulge. Trend-driven, runway researched and inspired by high end designers. Here’s your guide to dressing right this season.
Fall Winter x Indian Ethnic Wear
For starters, I have some great news for you! Kurtas are one of the basics found in every man closet. But, adding a coat on top definitely makes them more season appropriate. Not to say badass. Long or short, coats that offer contrast have the potential to nail the ethnic experiment. Start your free trial with newer fabrics or slight embellishments!
Headgears & Indian Prints
Whoever stated that turbans and other headgears are exclusively for wedding days, didn’t quite understand fashion flexibility. Turbans and headgears FYI, do not just come heavily designed with pearls and the shebang. They can also be pastel and subtle in solids. So pair an understated headgear with patterned trousers for a dose of flamboyancy. As evidenced on Bridal Fashion Week, don these trousers with velvet bandhgalas or mandarin collared jackets.
The winner of 19th century traditional Indian garb, Sherwanis delineate elegance and royalty. If you’ve been skipping them for their elaborate appeal, you have another think coming. Pair them with straight silk pants to look less costume-esque. Don’t fall prey to the rut and the routine. You can instead choose to revel in sherwanis with printed or embellished shawls too.
Brogues and loafers have gotten promoted multiple times recently. But, it’s time mojaris had our attention. Excel at the classics with your newfound 21st century edge. Crafted in silk or velvet with gold and silver thread work, welcome pointed toe mojaris to a fusion trial. Invite ripped denims and a long Mandarin collared shirt and watch the party begin!
Of Jodhpuri Pants, Dhoti Pants & Linen Waistcoats
There’s no excuse to wearing churidars unless you’ve been living in a cave. When festive season pictures are all over Instagram, you’ll truly regret not having experimented more. So prepare yourself with healthy doses of dhoti pants and polo pants. March a step ahead; pair them with laser cut patterned shirt and a light coloured linen waistcoat.
Kurtas & Floral Nehru Jackets
Thanks to this runway trend for elevating our basic to a level acceptable in social sartorial circles. An easy silhouette to carry, all you got to worry about is the length of the kurta most appropriate for your height. A floral jacket denotes experimentation, and a secure masculine ego. Quintessentially seen as a trend meant for women, today florals are slowly creeping up men’s closets and we honestly couldn’t be happier!
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