Men’s formal Indian outfits are perfect for weddings, engagements, festivals and formal ceremonies.
It stands for its richness and royalty. Classic sherwanis are made in silk, rich cotton and brocade with traditional carved buttons, high neck collars and usually paired with chooridar pants or dhotis. They are also accessorized with dupatta, kilangi, mala and jootis.
Types of Sherwani
The basic and simplest cut is usually straight with a slight flare, down to the knee, sometimes embroidered or embellished. Classic sherwani stands for its richness and has that timeless quality that never goes out of fashion. Sherwanis originated as the northern Indian dress for the Mughal royalty and have evolved to wedding wear for men in the modern day.
2. Asymmetric Sherwani
This a new trend. Sherwani with asymmetric collar and slit gives a stylish look. Designers are coming up with sherwanis in rich and exotic fabrics every season. Sherwanis is often made with heavier fabrics and are a popular choice for various formal occasions. Pair with chooridar or loose pants, matching jootis or shoes and a dupatta with it.
3. Jacket Sherwani
Sherwanis with jackets is becoming very popular these days. Jacket sherwani can be designed in many ways with a long or short jacket, buttoned or unbuttoned. Pair contrast color dhoti or patiala pants with your sherwani.
4. Indo-Western Sherwani
With the latest trend in fashion, some men prefer comfortable clothing with a touch of western elegance. In such case, Indo western is the obvious choice – the perfect fusion of Indian sherwani and western suits with the curved hemline. Indo western sherwanis are designed with different styles of high neck collars and cuts paired with dhoti or patiala pants to create an extraordinary look.
Achkans are sherwanis, but with a button placket in the front. It’s almost like a knee length jacket buttoned in the front to give a classy look. It can be plain, patterned or embroidered with heavy fabric like silk or brocade and paired with chooridar pants, dhotis or salwar. Perfect for occasions like weddings, sangeet or festivals.
Bundhgala is a hip-length Chinese collared jacket paired with trousers or jodhpuri pants. It can be plain, patterned, embroidered or foil printed, made in heavy fabrics like silk or velvet. Perfect for sangeet or weddings.
4. Indian Suits
Indian suits have the same cut as western suits , but with an added Indian touch through fabrics, royal colors and embroidery or embellishments. Indian suits come in common colors like maroon, burgundy, black, blue and grey. And the common fabrics used are rich cotton, brocade with Indian embroidery or sequin embellishments.
Semi Formal Indian Wear for Men
Semi formal Indian outfits work well for graduation ceremonies, orations, opening ceremonies, etc.
1. Nehru Jacket
Nehru jacket is the most versatile piece of clothing in any Indian man’s wardrobe and gets its name from Jawaharlal Nehru who was always seen in it. Nehru jackets have many different styles and cuts. This simple jacket gives a classic, traditional look to the whole attire. Pair kurta or plain sherwani with Nehru jacket, chooridar or salwar pants.
2. Safari Suit
If you are bored of wearing kurtas or regular shirts, then safari suit is a great idea for men who have subtle taste in fashion. Pair a neutral or khaki colored matching waist or hip length jacket with pants and wear any contrast color shirt or tee inside the jacket.