It is popular saying that men value comfort over fashion. While women don't mind bearing high heels or tight clothes to look good, men would never sacrifice their comfort. Dressing up in the traditional Indian way can allow a man to look stylish as well as stay comfortable.
This form of dressing does not need to be used only during weddings or festivities. Depending on the occasion, you can make minor amendments to your look.
Lets look at the available alternatives to give you a trendy and stylish traditional Indian look.
The Conventional Kurta Pyjama – The traditional kurta is usually worn below the knee level. Kurtas comes in a variety of colours. Some of the most popular shades are off white, golden, beige, maroons, and blues. They are worn together with a pair of contrasting pyjamas. Men can try this traditional attire for a formal look.
Kurta and Dhoti – This style is most usually worn during a more formal occasion. The kurta can be made of silk or embroidered intricately at the collar and the sleeves.
Sherwani Chudidar – The Sherwani is much heavier than a kurta and it can be made to look grand by the use of crystals, Phulkari embroidery from Punjab or just Zardori work. A contrasting chudidar enhances the look of the outfit. This combination can be worn for a social event or festival.
Johdhpuri Pants and Shirts – These pants are loose till the thighs and become narrow at the ankles,. This style was started by the horse riders to ride comfortably. The Johdhpuri pants look classic and has become a rage in the fashion circles. These are usually best teamed with a plain formal shirt.
Nehru Jacket and Jeans – The Nehru jacket is in fact what was popularly known as the Band Gale Ka Coat, (a fully buttoned short mens kurta). It is very stylish to wear this short kurta over denim jeans for a semi-formal look.
Mojiris/Joothis/Kolhapuris – These footwear for men add to the traditional look. Several varieties of footwear are available in the market. From stone filled to embroidered footwear, men can experiment depending on their outfit.
Jhola Bags – These bags are best worn casually, with a white or beige Kurta on jeans. These are usually printed, painted or self designed on fabrics like jute, cotton or khadi. For a stylish traditional look, men can try carrying jhola bags in the criss-cross way like a sling bag.
Stoles – A stole makes the formal wear look complete on an important occasion. Men are experimenting with colorful stoles and prefer shiny, Zari filled ones for weddings.
Bracelets – Believe it or not, bracelets can add a lot of style to your outfit. Brown and black intricate leather bracelets made of coir or beads are a big hit.
These are few stylish ways to add a different look to your traditional attire. Whats your pick?