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India men's traditional clothing:


Though the majority of Indian women wear traditional costumes, the men in India can be found in more conventional western clothing. Shirts and trousers are worn by men from all regions in India. However, men in villages are still more comfortable in traditional attire.  The men wear Sherwani, Lungi, Dhoti and Kurta-Pajama.

The Sherwani: a coat like garment, worn by men, fitted close to the body, of knee-length or longer and opening in front with button-fastenings. Below the men wear a garment for the lower part of the body, baggy and wide at the top tied with a string at the waist , and  tight around the legs and ankles. It is avery elegant dress for the men and mostly worn during ceremonies. Sherwani is the formal attire, usually wore by North Indian Royalties. Began during the Mogul times, embroidery work traditionally done by craftsman from Banaras & Delhi. Now, the embroidery work is made through machine. This dress in popularly known as jodhpuri in Rajistan, long back Indian men would wear a sherwani for all formal occasions including going for work or to their offices ,but as for today it is only made for special occasions like weddings or festivals.

The Lungi: The traditional lungi originated in the south and today it is worn by men and women alike. It is simply a short length of material worn around the thighs rather like a sarong.

The Dhoti: The most ancient recorded Indian drape (excluding the Harrapa civilisation) is a dhoti. Although Buddha is shown wearing a large mantle, his lay followers, such as Ashoka and the men and women represented on the stupa of Bharhut, wore elaborately pleated dhotis. Nowadays, dhotis are still worn by men all over India. They require a piece of cloth which seems longer and larger than what was worn in the past, but their pleating is often simpler, and they are not adorned with belts anymore.
All dhotis begin with the same basic closing. It is the only drape that doesn't start from one pallav (end of the sari), but from the centre of the upper border. The middle of the cloth is tied around the hips. Each end of the cloth is then draped around the leg on its side.

The Kurta-Pyjama: The Kurta or the top is a knee length colarless shirt which is adorned inmostly white or pastel colors. But today you will find Kurtas made out of the most wonderful and colorful of fabrics. Pyjama-are like loose trousers with a string tie at the waist. Traditionally white in color.



Groom Fashion Ethnic Clothing:

Marriage is the most beautiful thing that can happen to mankind. It is an institution, which ties the knot of two individuals and opens the door for meeting of two minds, body and soul. This special relationship calls for a big time celebration where all arrangements are simply mind-blowing. Amid all splendid things, how can we forget about the groom dress? Groom should wear something that reflects his styling and at the same time that sets him apart in the entire crowd. The latest trend is of groom fashion ethnic clothing. There are staggering varieties of ethnic wear for grooms.

As you travel in India, you'll find lot of diversities in Indian groom ethnic clothing. North Indian grooms attire sherwani with churidar & the ethnic dress is teamed with a turban. Whereas if you visit southern India, there the grooms bedeck dhoti more commonly known as 'Veshti' along with 'Jubba' i.e. kurta. But now there is a metamorphosis in ethnic styling in line with contemporary times.

For those who do not wish to completely go ethnic, variations are given in styling and cuts. Kurta which is ideally knee length long has undergone a transformation. Guys for a more urbane & modernistic look can opt for calf length kurtas. You can complement your sherwani with jodhpuri pants or tight fit churidar. Men, who wish to make their distinctive hip-hop style image, can don sherwani with a pair of trousers. Team it with a beautiful embroided stole and drop it on your shoulder. What makes a groom's dress distinguished is embellishment. Swaroski crystals and intricate embroideries like Zardosi have come to play their part and are sincerely performing their task of adorning the groom. Sequins and stone work looks classic.

Evergreen color in sherwani is off-white. But now as times change, some new fashion rules the town. In the present scenario Bollywood celebrities have such a strong influence on the people that whatever they do or whatever they attire becomes a fashion style that everybody wishes to copy. Getting inspired by the stars of tinsel world of fashion, new sherwani and other ethnic arrivals are coming up in dark shades like black, maroon and dark blue. For the total complete look, wear royal mojris or jutties and then see people wont be able to take their eyes off you.

Retro designs are in vogue like the traditional pretty buti motif. So, guys check out the classic wedding ethnic range and pick up some exclusive piece for yourself because its just a one time occasion so do something different and special for your beautiful bride so that she can feel proud of her handsome husband who is looking elegant and graceful. Make this day really special and extraordinary.



Indian Man Kurta

Kurta, which was at one point of time, the clothing of rural men is ruling urban men too. Indian man kurta has been sailing efficiently and finding place in festivities. Guys are diverting towards man-embroidered kurta to maintain that hunk cool dude kind of image. Lustrous silk kurta for men boasts of its sales during festivals. In the contemporary times, trendy silk khadi kurtas are leading the fashion. Guys can wear these fashionable designer kurtas along with a pair of jeans. It's comfortable and looks chic.

Khadi one of the cheapest material is used creatively by our Indian fashion designers by weaving beautiful designs using colorful fine threads. Ethnic designs are coming with a makeover. Old traditional kurta has been given new innovative styling and cuts. There is a blast in the men fashion industry. Fusion concept is embellishing men where Indian designing and western styling are coming to take your heart away. Indian models catwalk on the ramps showing glimpses of rich craftsmanship. Designer kurtas can be teamed with tight fitting churidar salwar or loose fit pyjama. But if you desire to give your wardrobe an urban touch, then the best is to don it with a pair of funky jeans.

Kurtas come up in distinctive exquisite varieties. Festive occasion kurta consists of fabulous crystal adornments. But for the daily wear purpose, simple styling is given. It is only during special occasions, that you wish to dress up in more sparkling clothes but I'm sure for weekend freaky purpose you would not like to attire gaudy stuff, as it would look out of place. Cotton kurtas are apt for the purpose as they look stylish and trendy and at the same time contain simple delicate motif that go well for the evening walk or other casual purposes. Cotton, silk and khadi are gaining popularity in the kurta section. So, guys I think every man must own at least one kurta and make his fashion statement. Experiment with different assortment varieties of Indian kurta for men.



Turbans For Men

You must have seen Sikh and Rajasthani men in turban well this turban means a lot to them. Turbans for men hold religious significance. Infact in Hindu weddings wearing head turbans for men is a kind of custom where the girl's as well as boy's father are found bedecking their heads with a turban more commonly known as 'Pugree'. It has become an integral part of wedding ceremonies. It's interesting to see Indian men draping their turbans. As you travel region by region you'll see varied turban tying styles. Read further to know about man turban styles….

Turban is a very flexible and adaptive kind of clothing accessory, which can be well adjusted and worn according to the situation. While at home turbans are tied in an easygoing manner, which is hassle free to carry and quick to tie. Rajasthani turbans not only protect men from the heat of searing sun but also are indicative of one's class and caste.

Styling and color of Rajasthani turban also known as 'Safa' tells you a lot about the person and helps you to figure out things about him like what is he by profession and how does he earn his bread and butter. Safa is ten meters in length and one meter in width but it is not standard because every 12 meters you travel in Rajasthan you will find variations. You'll be amazed to know that color in itself signifies occasion for example dot prints and bright shades in turban are usually attired at the time of birth and marriage. Dull dark colors like dark blue are worn to pray for the departed soul of a family member.

As a mark of respect Sikhs do not cut their hair and in order to bedeck their long hair, they attire turban. Peaked turban also known as 'pugree' is the pride of Sikh men and any kind of disrespect shown towards it is not tolerated in the Sikh community. These turbans come up in multiple colors but the most common ones are maroon, black, navy blue and green. Bright shades like red are meant for the young guys. Well the loose easy type turban worn at home is known as 'Dastar' and what kids wear is very informal type pugree known as 'Patka'. Well whatever they may wear in what so ever style but the ultimate purpose is to cover their head as a sign of respect to elders and god. Tying turban is truly an art, which is seriously not everyone's cup of tea.