When it comes to traditional dressing for Indian men, nothing blends with such perfection as the sherwani-dhoti duo. It definitely offers the deadliest combination to create amazing brilliance in terms of elegance and niche tastes of the Indian culture.
Apart from sherwani dhoti, another traditional Indian style for men is the kurta-pajama option. This is another evergreen dressing option for men, which never goes out-of-fashion. Wearing the right kurta pajama would not only make your appearance dapper, but also super rocking during those summer days.
Speaking of kurtas, there are different types available. Have a look:
It is the perfect classical option to start with. An all-time favorite, this option comes with thread-work spread around the collar and holes to insert buttons. These kurta-pajama jodis are the best for any event, be it a small get-together or attending a reception party, or some auspicious ceremony.
These are the traditional dress code of Punjabis, mostly Sikhs. These types of kurtas are basically straight-cut and come down to the knee-length. They are available in the plain or the embroidered style. Speaking of the embroidery style, they are divided into 3 styles: Phulkari, Bandhani and Muktsari. The Phulkari style features flower embroidery patterns, the Bandhani style comes with bandhani patterns, and Muktsarikurtas are named primarily due to their area of origin, i.e. Muktsar.
This type of a kurta is designed exclusively for high-end parties and wedding events. They are designed in different styles and fits. They are mostly available in monochromes of white, red, and black. They are also available in pattern-based embroidery prints. The deep-cut sherwanis blend perfectly, with skin-tight churidars.
Are you from the Royal Bhopal families? These kurtas are the traditional attire of Bhopal Royal family during the British era. These days, they have become a popular fashion statement for the Gen-X. With certain modifications in cutting and texture, these garments are catching the attention of people. If you are looking for a gaudy, yet light attire, simply opt for a BhopaliKurta, with tapered churidar to create that perfect royal look. You can complement your dressing by including a contrasting colored shawl.
When you discuss kurtas, overlooking the Lucknowi style would be a serious sin. These are light in weight and are embroidered, with the famous LucknowiChikan. The best embroidered Lucknowikurtas can be extremely expensive and create a nawabi look at parties and weddings.
When wearing kurtas, focusing on the bottom wear is crucial. Instead of the lose-pitted pajamas, you can swap them with tight-fitted tapered churidars for a more dashing look.Kurtas can be also paired, with slim-fit chinos and khaki trousers. The traditional Indian kurtas can also be worn, with light-washed denim trousers or printed pants. But, when selecting the footwear, opt for loafers or stylish moccasins. Make more impactful dressing, with the inclusion of a Nehru Jacket or a Modi Coat. The color of jacket/coat should be perfectly contrasting to the basic attire. Beige, brown, and black are often preferred in these cases.
Author Bio: Emma Gold is a fashion designer. She has worked, with several renowned brands. She has designed some ethnic Indian kurta and sherwani for men.