Dupion Nehru Jacket

Dupioni (also referred to as Douppioni or Dupion) is a plain weave crisp type of silk fabric, produced by using fine thread in the warp and uneven thread reeled from two or more entangled cocoons in the weft. This creates tightly-woven yardage with a highly-lustrous surface. It is similar to shantung, but slightly thicker, heavier, and with a greater slub (cross-wise irregularity) count.
Banner M1 - 1000 x 500This festive season, we bring you a range of vibrant and colorful Nehru Jacket made using Dupion Silk of the finest quality. The Jacket is available in bright colors like Pink, Sand, Orange & more.

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Post from the Past! #NoBlackTie

Here is yet another classic advertisement published back in 1960’s “No Black Tie Black Tie”. You see a full length Nehru Jacket, made of brocade to give that perfect shine and richness to your clothing.

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Post from the Past! #SammyDavisJr

Sammy is particular.

He knows we don’t manufacture suits. We make them. Much the way a Savile Row tailor makes his.

Mostly by hand. We hand-cut the cloth. Then we shape it. And paste it. And sew it. And button-hole it. By hand.

In all we put an average of 30 more hand-shaping into our suits than you’ll find in other suits that cost as much. Or more. Why? Because it’s the only way to be sure that the suit will lit. Precisely.

So when a friend asks Sammy who his tailor is, he tells them. When they ask Sammy about his Nehru sul he tells them he had it made. And he’s not putting them on.

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Post from the Past! #Simplicity

Fashion comes and fashion goes, but there are some classics that stay forever! It is worth mentioning that fashion is a cycle, it may be outdated today but it was the trend before, and it may not be the most glamorous entity today, but it might have been a rage before. There are also fashionable entities, which have been very consistent since day one.

Here is another advertisement showcasing Nehru Jacket from 1960s, an evergreen fashion clothing for me.

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Post from the Past!

Nehru Jacket has been the epitome of fashion around the globe ever since the Prime Minister Nehru started wearing it.  It appeared in the market in a modified design and updated fabrics from mid 1960 and the promotion of the clothing got popular with the Prime Ministers iconic appearance with the jacket. The wearable was the named as Nehru Jacket from 1960 and lately in 1970 the trend of wearing the jacket got huge market as foreign cultures welcomed the fashion tend warmly. The jacket has been worn by legendary Beatles, Johnny Carson and also in one and only bond series which also signifies the fashion trend of long jackets.

In this post, and many more to follow, we will be showcasing some of the best advertisement from the yesteryear on Nehru Jackets.

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Five super cool coats for Indian men

India – famous for its extraordinary textiles and  unique embroidered fabrics have mesmerized the global fashion industry. An Indian wedding is one occasion where you will see the beauty of Indian fashion. The wedding is a very special event for both the bride and the groom. It is the day they will look like royalties. The bride will have her own special costume, while the groom might show up in a Nehru jacket or a Jodhpuri coat. Below are some coats or jackets Indian men love to wear – with or without occasion.

1.       Nehru Jacket – A classic piece that was popularized by the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. The length of this slim-fit coat may vary. It will have a row of buttons in front, four or five, and will also have a mandarin collar. Traditional Nehru jacket will have a more formal look because of its color; mostly black or grey. Modern Nehru jackets however have ‘louder’ or brighter colors like sky blue, light orange, peach and chrome yellow. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the color change.

2.       Sherwani – Originally, the coat is a mash-up between the British frock coat and the Shalwar Kameez. It is used with a Churidar, Khara pajama, salwar or kurta. It may look very similar to a doublet or Achkan, but Sherwani  coats  have linings and sophisticated well-designed fabrics.  The Sherwani coat is so beautiful  and is the most well-known wedding costume for Indian men.  It is a long neatly cut coat that reaches the knee. To have that magnificent and elegant look, the Sherwani  coat is sewn with embroidery threads. The fabric choices are: cotton, polysilk, crepe, and georgette, silk and brocade. Today, the coat can go with a salwar ,Kurta and Aligarh or churidar pants. Aside from weddings, the Sherwani is mostly seen in Indian family gatherings.

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3.       Jodhpuri coat – For a more regal style, some Indian men would prefer to use the Jodhpuri or Bandhgala coat. It is India’s answer to westerns tuxedo. Because of its prince-like look, the coat is also called ‘Prince’ coat. The suit may have matching trousers . Other features of the Jodhpuri coat are: the fabric choice would be more formal like wool ; has a Mandarin collar ; some Zardosi embroidery. Because of the unique patterns used in a Jodhpuri coat it is not advisable to use accessories like flowers, scarves or jewelries.

4.       Trench coat –  The first trench coat, manufactured by Aquascutum in 1850, used poplin heavy-duty cotton gabardine drill or leather materials. The length of the coat may vary; shortest would be above the knee while the longest  would be ankle-length. It may or may not have a belt. Today,  trench coats have different colors; and uses other fabric materials to give it a modernized look.

5.       Leather Jacket – The leather jacket was first known as ‘bomber  jackets’ because it was mainly used by airmen of the military. A shirt under the jacket is acceptable. The main ‘fabric’ material of a leather jacket would be animal hide. Because of the warmth in animal hide materials, leather jackets are best used in cold areas.

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And there you have it, five marvelous coats for Indian men. If you are fashion conscious, then it’s time to go over your closet, get rid of the out-dated coats and get the latest. Be in trend now!