Men can flaunt ethnic wear in numerous ways. So, rather than opting for blazers or waistcoats, you can go for Ethnic suits and Jackets. They were primarily worn in hilly areas where the weather conditions demanded their necessity. Influenced by the climatic conditions and regional inclinations, these suits and jackets exist in varied cultural styles. These silhouettes can be found with sleeves and as sleeveless too, varying in length, stitching style and fabrics. There are a variety of ethnic suits and jackets ranging from Bandhgalas and Nehru jackets to not so common Kotis.
Nehru Jacket, also known as closed neck coat, is a silhouette that extends up to the hip with plackets and a mandarin collar. Due the variety of fabrics and prints they are available in; it can be worn for both casual and formal occasions. The most common way to sport Nehru jacket is to pair it up with a simple kurta and pyjama. But if you want to add an ardour to the look, you can put on printed pants or even denims. Jodhpuri footwear or Kolhapuri chappals with an elegant wristwatch will make it a perfect ensemble.
Bandhgala or Jodhpuri suit is a formal evening suit featuring a standing and closed collar with well fitted trousers and sometimes a vest as well. Because of its royal aesthetics, it is a must have in every man’s wardrobe. Whether it’s a formal dinner or a traditional soirée ́, Bandhgalas can be an exemplary outfit. Cravats or scarves with embroidered pocket squares give it a more traditional look. But for a formal outing, stylised cufflinks with slim cut trousers can top off the look. Leather shoes and a leather belt is all you need to wear for a flawless appearance.
Koti is an ultra-fashionable, stylish waistcoat that can be as comfortable as Nehru jacket and as formal as a three-piece suit. This not so common shrug or wasket is generally sleeveless that goes down to the hips. As coarser fabric is used, Koti is mainly worn during winters. It is a versatile attire and it goes well with a range of clothing items such as a humble kurta pyjama or a voguish pant shirt. Colour coded pocket squares with formal shoes are the best accessories for a perfect Koti look.
In this way, you can carry Ethnic suits, looking trendy and stylish at the same time! Indian ethnic wear is as versatile as Western wear, so they can be worn in any occasion; let it be casual or formal.