Today, it is very difficult to find classic garments in the market, which showcase style and panache. Every day there are some new launches and new styles start trending in the industry. People flock to them in droves to try them out even though they may be quite lackluster.
However, if we look at past, we see fewer options in menswear but all those were worthy of being stylish and had their own class. And today, we have a lot of options but they are somewhat like one-hit wonders. And when we talk about stylish menswear then it wouldn’t be possible without mentioning the classy Nehru Jacket.
Nehru jacket is falsely compared to the suit or Mao jacket but it is not like those.
A Nehru jacket has a mandarin collar (a small, close-fitting upright collar). Nehru jacket should not be called as a suit or Mao jacket because they are very different from each other. The only similarity is the mandarin collar.
Nehru jacket is famous in Southeast Asia like countries India and other neighboring countries. It can be teamed up with matching trousers or odd trousers as well. A collarless shirt should be worn below the Nehru jacket.
Earlier, only big personalities used to wear this jacket like PANDIT JAWAHARLAL NEHRU.
Talking about the history and evolution of Nehru jacket the best thing is that it is “made in India product”. In 1940s Nehru jacket was designed in India only. And at that time it was referred as “BANDH GALE KA COAT”.
This jacket is from pre-independence era. Post independence, Nehru jacket is an important part of a man wardrobe. Nehru jacket can be worn at any function whether traditional or a small get together.
Earlier Nehru jacket was worn only on a kurta and only by men. Today, this jacket works as a style statement for both men and women. Although the structure of jacket has remained the same i.e. with a mandarin collar and a button because of this structure Nehru jacket gives a simple, formal yet elegant look.
In past years, Nehru jacket was manufactured by using only Khadi . But nowadays, other material like velvet, linen is also used to make it.
In these years Nehru jacket has gone through many evolutions and that’s why it is trending these days. Earlier, people used to wear only plain Nehru jackets but now embroidery has given a fashion statement to these jackets and that’s why we see celebrities, models wearing this jacket on ramp shows, parties.
Nehru jacket is one of the most important needs for a wedding.
Women these days love experimenting on their closest and that’s why newly designed cropped chopped Nehru jackets are on the market for women. The length of these jackets for women can vary from knee length to hip length.
Nehru jacket which begins its debut in the 1940’s has stood up by the test of time and has regained popularity and today Nehru jacket is not only something formal wear but something fashionable, trendy and bold.