men ethnic wear trend 2017
Ethnic wear is traditional to wear. They have heritage and culture given by our ancestor. Every culture, religion has their own ethnic wear. But whenever Ethnic wear has been mentioned. Indian and African wear are refereed. Indian ethnic wear is one of the oldest wear in the history of mother earth. Indian ethnic in menswear has dhoti, sherwani, indowestern with dhoti, Kurta pyjama etc.
A dhoti is from four to six feet long white or colour strip of cotton. Men in villages mainly wear this traditional attire. It is held in place by a style of wrapping and sometimes with the help of a belt, ornamental and embroidered or a flat and simple one, around the waist. In India men also wear long, white sarong like sheets of cloth known as Mundu. It’s called dhotar in Marathi. In the north and central Indian languages like Hindi, and Odia, these are called Mundu, while in Telugu they are called Pancha, in Tamil they are called veshti and in Kannada, it is called Panche/Lungi. Over the dhoti, men wear shirts.
Men’s latest fashion keeps on rolling with ever turn some fresh, something’s novel comes up that becomes the craze for men to follow. Dhotis were always there, now its new variant form of ‘Dhoti Pants are fast emerging as the Latest fashion trends for men in India. As contemporary Indian men lack the skills, time to tie a traditional dhoti, ‘Ready-to-Wear’ Dhoti called Dhoti Pants are now men’s new style that offers them an alternative unstitched cloth that to fulfil most of their social and religious commitments.
An Achkan or a Sherwani is a long coat/jacket that usually sports exposed buttons through the length of the jacket. The length is usually just below the knees and the jacket ends just below the knee. The jacket has a Nehru collar which is a collar that stands up. The Achkan is worn with tight-fitting pants or trousers called Churidars. Churidars are trousers that are loose around the hips and thighs but are tight and gathered around the ankle. Achkan is usually worn during the wedding ceremonies by the groom and is usually cream, light ivory, or gold coloured. It may be embroidered with gold or silver.
The sherwani originated in the 19th century British India as the European style court dress of nobles and royals of the northern India, before being more generally adopted in the late 19th century. It appeared as a fusion of the British frock coat and an achkan, first at Lucknow in 1820’s. It was gradually adopted by rest of the Indian royalty and aristocracy, and later by the general population, as a more evolved form of occasional traditional attire.
In India, the achkan sherwani is generally worn for formal occasions in winter, especially by those from Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi, Jammu, Uttar Pradesh and Hyderabad. The achkan sherwani is generally associated with the Hindus while Muslims historically favoured the simple sherwani. The two garments have significant similarities, though sherwanis typically are more flared at the hips and achkans are lengthier than simple sherwanis. The achkan later evolved into the Nehru Jacket, which is popular in India. In India, the achkan or sherwani is generally worn with the combination of Churidar as the lower garment.
A Jodhpuri or a Bandhgala is a formal evening suit from India. It originated in the Jodhpur State and was popularized during the British Raj in India. Also known as Jodhpuri Suit, it is a western style suit product, with a coat and a trouser, at times accompanied by a vest. It brings together the western cut with Indian hand-embroidery escorted by the Waistcoat. It is suitable for occasions such as weddings and formal gatherings.
The material can be silk or any other suiting material. Normally, the material is lined at the collar and at the buttons with embroidery. This can be plain, jacquard or jamewari material. Normally, the trousers match that of the coat. There is also a trend now to wear contrasting trousers to match the coat colour. Bandhgala quickly became a popular formal and semi-formal uniform across Rajasthan and eventually throughout India.
While the origins of the kurta pyjama for men is hard to figure out as most medieval garments were often buttoned fewer shirts and tunics like the kurta, however, the word kurta itself is etymological value. The word kurta is borrowed from Sanskrit “Kuratu” or Persian “Kurtaka” which in itself can be confusing as one tends to wonder if this Indian ethnic garment is of Persian origin, however, no historical records point out to the origins of the kurta. The word kurta first began to be used the 20th Century which is long after Indians had adopted this garment as a form of ethnic wear for men all over the country. Today the kurta is widely worn all over India, however, this garments history makes it clear that the garment was already popular when India did not have a national identity but instead was a collection of principalities before and during British rule. Since then the kurta has evolved and has been reinvented numerous times.