Now you may have thought that traditional wear includes only Kurta and pyjamas, leaving fewer choices to pick from the wardrobe. You may have been bored by wearing formal shirts and pants and may think that there are no more options for you. Let me tell you that you are completely wrong!! Why should only women have plenty options and choices to wear when it comes to traditional? Even men should have various different styles to try to ramp up their look. And believe me, you have! NEHRU JACKETS! Yes my friends, Nehru jackets compliments each and every look flawlessly and elevates your traditional style making you look even more dashing than you are. Nehru Jackets can intensify your outfit instantly and making you look fashionable for the day. Whether it is traditional wear or western formals, if you want to add a dash of style to your outfit, then this jacket is your saviour.
There are various occasions where you can wear Nehru Jackets, be it a family get-together, business lunch, dinner dates or casual outings with your colleagues, you can style your outfits with a Nehru Jacket and rock every look.
Well you might be eager to know more about the jacket after we said so much, so without any more introductions let’s get to the point. Read on!
1. Origin Of Nehru Jackets-
You ought to know h the origin of Nehru jackets and when they were worn. Nehru Jacket was created in the 10th century and has gained immense popularity ever since. On a worldwide basis, many people wore the Nehru Jacket as their daily wear. Britishers claim that the original design of the jacket was conceptualized in Europe while Indians claim it was made by us. Whatever it maybe, all we know is that our very own first prime minister of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru wore it and hence it got the name Nehru Jacket.
2. What is Nehru Jacket Made Of-
Initially made of Khadi, Nehru Jackets are now also made out of fabrics like linen, cotton, tussar and silk. Nowadays they are also made of velvet. They mainly depend on the occasion and season it is made for. Nehru jacket mostly is made up of cotton or cotton blended with other textiles to make it more light and comfortable. This makes it easier to be worn in hot conditions as well as cold.
3. Types of Nehru Jackets-
These are mostly made of the size of a shirt and are sleeveless. Some are colorful while some are extremely formal and stick to one basic color. Some jackets are made of heavy materials while others are light and can be worn on a regular basis. Nehru-style jackets are designed in various ways modern Indian men keep experimenting with their wardrobe every day.
4. Nehru Jacket Colors-
Colors can play an important role while choosing these jackets. While choosing the color you may want to have a look at everything in your wardrobe (by everything we mean every single Kurta and shirt that you have) and then choose the colors that matches your clothes perfectly. The basic colors are red, off-white, royal blue, orange, etc. these colors can be paired with almost every outfit.
5. Nehru Jacket Designs and Patterns-
Now, if you are much of a creative person and are eager to try new stuff, this point will make your hearts pump! DESIGNS! Nehru style jackets comprises of vivid designs and patterns. Many designers these days try lot of different varieties and patterns on these jackets to change the fashion game of men in in the coming times. And when we talk about designs, embroidery should obviously be spoken of. Embroidery has changed the boring approach towards this jacket. Beautiful designs are made on them and one type of embroidered jacket is called as the Achkan type Nehru jackets which are decorated with golden, silver or copper threads. They are the most famous type of wedding clothes.
6. How to wear Nehru Jackets-
So you have read everything you need to know about Nehru Style Jackets-from its origin to colors and designs. We hope that we have educated you well enough about all these, and now it’s time for the final lesson and the answer to how to wear and when to wear a Nehru style jacket. They can be worn on multiple different occasions and as they are versatile.
Here are some of the looks or outfit styles that you can pair up these jackets with.
Ofcourse, Indian is the first thing that comes in mind when we say Nehru Jacket. You can simply pair up your Kurta and pyjamas combination with this jacket. The only thing to keep in mind is that the fabric should, if not fully, at least should be slightly towards the traditional side. You can always choose fabrics like Khadi and use the same color scheme for the jacket like that of the attire to give you the ethnic look.
Now gentlemen, when it comes to formal look, the key is well-tailored jackets. Your jacket should be well fitted and you should button it up. Pairing a Nehru style jacket along with formal shirts and pant is the basic style and this will make you look classy at a wedding function or dinner dates. ALSO WEAR GOOD SHOES. PLEASE!
Pairing a light fabric jacket along with a formal or casual shirt with dark pants will make you look super trendy and stylish. You can play with unique colour combinations of jackets. Leaving the buttons open makes it look even more casual
For all you people who love denims to a great extent, we have some good news for you! Try pairing your Nehru style jackets along with denim jeans. Trust me; it will up your fashion game. All you have to do is pick up your favourite colours (try to select funky ones and not just boring dark colour tones). This attire is great to sport on the streets and will sure amp up your look if you wear a contrasting shirt beneath the jacket.
Hope you read through the article and if you were doubtful about the Nehru Jacket, let me tell you that these jackets are totally in fashion right now (well it may never go out of style).We have given you enough reasons and tips to have them in your wardrobe as it helps in giving a variety of looks.
Guess Independence was not the only gift from our beloved Chacha Nehru!