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An Indian Ethnic Wear Guide: Men’s Edition 

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When it comes to Men’s Indian Ethnic Wear there is no dearth of options! They can carry traditional Indian wear as nicely as a suited formal wear. Comfortable, trendy and stylish sets the tone of their preferences while shopping ethnic wear for their wardrobe. 

But if you find yourself in a tough spot while choosing the perfect attire for a milestone celebration there are many different types of traditional Ethnic Wear varying from regions to occasions: 


The classic that never goes out of style, a kurta is a comfortable and versatile Indian attire that fits well for occasions both formal or casual - ceremonial celebrations, day events like "Haldi" or "Mehendi" and much more. A kurta is a long loose fitting shirt usually paired with a salwar or a churidaar. It can also be well accessorized with a nehru jacket, a colorful stole or even a brooch. For you to carry a sleek and sophisticated style all along the way! 


This one is a groom’s favorite, a long coat-like garment worn over a kurta and is usually worn on grand events and occasions. A sherwani comes in different designs from simple embellishments to intricate work made usually in luxurious fabrics like silk or velvet. Accompany it with churidaar pants or a slim pyjama and feel like royalty. 


Another on the list is the Jodhpuri design ethnic fit - a format suit worn by men consists of a long ‘bandhgala’ coat commonly worn over churidars. It gets its name from a state in Rajasthan - Jodhpur and is commonly worn in the surrounding regions of west and north giving one a princely look. 

Nehru Jacket 

A short collarless jacket best paired with a kurta with a good flair - this one is a classic staple from Mens Ethnic Wear collection. A must have!  Popularized by Jawarlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, a crisp shirt also goes well with aNehru jacketand makes for a delightful ensemble altogether. 


Truly in line with their name, these outfits are a refreshing blend of Indian and western designs to bring a unique style to the attire. A cowl hemline, asymmetric hemlines, printed long coats are some typically adorned western attires, gaining an immense popularity amongst men from the last couple of years. Alternatively, a Dhoti, Kerala Style Mund or a Lungi are also go-to ethnic fits commonly paired with a kurta. Indo western attires are a go-to, evergreen choice to opt for, perfect for a grand wedding celebration, religious festivals and events.

From Weaver Story’s collection 

Velvet Stitched Nehru Jacket 

Handcrafted velvet stitched Nehru Jackets with intricate floral jaal work in various hues. A perfect fit for winter weddings and occasions, the fancy buttons make the piece look royal. 


Raw Silk Pathani 

Pathani has an old world charm, and this one in a bold blue shade handcrafted in raw silk is a headturner - perfect match for formal and casual occasions. The delicate dabka and sequin embroidery in the front looks lovely and will definitely be a comfortable attire to adorn. 


Pure White Raw Silk Kurta Set 

The classic - A pure white kurta is a basic must have in every man's wardrobe. This one in pure raw silk has a soft texture and comes with pants in the same shade. 


Katan Silk Nehru Jacket 

One can mix-match a nehru jacket in umpteen ways - with a kurta or a shirt. A ravishing piece in shades of a delightful teal blue is both classy and stylish. Handwoven on Pure Katan Silk Fabric in the unique jamawar technique and paisley motifs will win hearts at every special occasion. 


Banarasi Nehru Jacket 

Men ace it in pinks and this Nehru Jacket handwoven in Pure Katan Silk fabric is a class apart. The golden booti on a bright, hot pink looks amazing for a wedding celebration or any other occasion. 


Check out more from Weaver Story here -Tatva. An exclusive collection dedicated to timeless pieces of Men’s ethnic wear. From classic raw silk kurta designs, stunning kurta sets to statement nehru jackets. 

Author - Aarushi Sharma