We’re nearing Diwali and you just might be holding a Diwali party invite while reading this article. We’ve already suggested a list of gifting solutions from Tailorman and we’re sure you’re sorted on that end. But if the thought of dressing up in ethnic clothes is beginning to stress you out a bit, we have just the solution. Given below are two pieces that tick all the boxes when it comes to dressing up in Indian ethnic wear:
- Has cultural significance
- Looks elegant
- Can be worn during Indian festivals
But apart from that, these versatile pieces also have the ability to look good with western separates. Let’s begin.
Thanks to its royal origins, the bandhgala retains an air of effortless elegance. It first appeared on the scene as a loose-fitting angarkha in the princely state of Jodhpur, but quickly evolved into the classic, sharp silhouette we are familiar with today. It’s traditionally paired with both western trousers and Jodhpuri breeches, and is equally favored by royals, celebrities and fashion lovers everywhere.
The classic Tailorman Bandhgala is crafted in velvet with, lightly padded shoulders, straight pockets, two side vents and a straight facing full facing. It looks flattering on almost all body types owing to the fact that it’s tailored to skim the body. The Mandarin collar is the differentiating factor of this bandhgala.
How to style a Tailorman Bandhgala
- Wear it over a full sleeved shirt with a Mandarin collar and formal trousers.
- Similarly, wear it over a full sleeved shirt with a Mandarin collar and Jodhpuri breeches or Jodhpurs.
- Accessorise with a pocket square.
Note: For festive events, we suggest you get yours made in velvet, but a utilitarian black bandhgala in wool would serve you equally well in the cooler months. Complete the look with leather Oxfords.
Tailorman Nehru jackets
Nehru jackets, carry deep cultural significance in the Indian context. It’s emblematic of the Indian freedom struggle, and even named after one of our founding fathers. And yet, as we discussed in an earlier post, it has easily made its way into wardrobes of Indian men, even those without any political leanings. Plus, we can think of it as a less formal derivative of the bandhgala.
The quintessential Tailorman Nehru jacket has a Mandarin collar, a five button placket and ends at the hip. The structured fit flatters most body types, and the sleeveless design offers freedom of movement.
Traditionally, an indispensable item in the diplomats wardrobe, it was produced in neutral or earthy hues. However, in keeping with changing trends, Tailorman offers a range of pastel colored Nehru jackets too. That being said, the Design Your Own category on Tailorman allows you to choose any fabric or color of your choice.
How to style a Tailorman Nehru Jacket
- Layer it over a kurta and churidar bottoms to achieve the classic look.
- Pair it over a full sleeved shirt with a Mandarin collar and formal trousers.
- Accessorise with a pocket square.
Note: For festive events, we suggest you take a playful approach and have your Nehru jacket made in a floral fabric. Of course, if this is too trendy for your tastes, we suggest you go for a classic neutral or a light pastel. If you’re wearing churidar bottoms, you can accessorise with leather loafers or juttis.
We hope this has been an informative read for you. Do let us know if you’ve purchased your Tailorman Bandhgala and Nehru jacket yet. We would like to remind you that since both these pieces are structured garments, you should ideally go for a made to measure session to get the fit just right. Once you’ve done that, you’re all set to rock!