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Classic Indian

Resplendent with the splendor and style of the ancient Maharajas and Mugal emperors, India's rich sartorial heritage is making a come back to the center stage of fashion. Now, even top international designers have started to draw inspiration from classic Indian designs.

The 'Prince' or Jodhpuri coat is the Indian answer to the lounge suit or tuxedo. Its length is similar to a suit jacket. The stand up collar is the focal point of this garment. Worn with matching narrow trousers its impact can set one apart from the ordinary. Dark wool blends are normally preferred for this garment.

The sherwani is the most classic of Indian garments. It's extra long length of around 110 centimeters and its structured body makes it a stream lined garment. The collar band is 3-4 centimeters. Two inseam pockets and giant side slits are a must for this garment. The colors range from muted to dark and the best fabrics are wool blends that lend fall and finish. The sherwani is normally teamed with churidars or Aligarh pants. Brocade work is optional.

Dressing Tips
  • For the ensemble choose from princely Sherwanis, Nehru jackets, Kurtas and three-piece suits in different styles - contemporary, Mughal, Rajasthani, Classical etc. raw silk, Tusser, stone wash, Jamawar and Banarsi material with intricate booti goes well for Sherwanis while Khaddar has also made a strong comeback.
  • Antique motifs, sequins, matte gold and silver filigree, beads and metal work on a Sherwani are in. Sherwanis have become shorter and are mostly worn with straight pants to give a modern look.
  • choose colours other than the run-of the mill maroons and blacks. navy blue, olive and pistachio green, dull rose and turquoise, stone grey and mud brown are popular and if you are going for a flamboyant look, choose a lighter shade of teal. Shades of beige and creamy gold are available for traditional Dhulhas.
  • Georgette or silk shawls are usually worn in contrast- maroon or crimson with black, green, grey or deep brown with beige, and gold or sky blue with navy. The colours for the Sherwani Pant or either black or dark brown.
  • Your headgear can be Jodhpuri, Rajasthani or Deccan style Kullas. The Pagri style wrapping is very much in; done in arich colored tissue, Banarsi, Chunri or Jamawar.
  • For Sherwanis worn with straight paints, embroidered Khussas, Kolapuri Chappals, Peshawris, formal shoes and moccasins are popular.
  • Shorter men and fleshy guys should wear knee long kurtas. Tall guys can opt for calf length kurta also.
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