menswear trends this season
The most important thing to remember when shopping for a wedding is you want to look cool and stylish. The Bride gets all the limelight on the day of her Wedding. But now the Groom also insists upon sharing a part of it and he is only right in doing that.
But first, let us tell you the ground rules for dressing for a wedding.
Don’t ever, ever wear white to a wedding.
Always be respectful to religious affiliations.
It’s better to be overdressed than to be underdressed.
10 menswear trends this season–
Sherwani – it is one of the most popular choices for grooms on their wedding day. It looks very elegant and chic. Wedding sherwani uses rich fabrics like brocades, linen, jacquard, velvet, and silk. These are embellished with lavish zardozi, thread, and hand embroidery to make an outfit perfect for the occasion.
Velvet indowestern sherwani with Patiala embellished with resham and moti work.
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 favored 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.
Jodhpuri Suits– it is a formal evening suit from India. Inspired by the western suit, Jodhpuri comes with a coat and a trouser, at times accompanied by a vest, which has bandhgala collar.
Angarkha is considered the predecessor of the Bandhgala. An angrakha was a traditional court outfit in ancient and medieval India that a person could wrap comfortably around himself, offering flexible ease with the knots and ties. Bandhgala emerged as a confluence between an Angarakha and the structured British uniform jackets, during the British Raj. Bandhgala quickly became a popular formal and semi-formal uniform across Rajasthan and eventually throughout India. A Bandgala is considered a product of interpretation of the Indo-Western sartorial style.
Kurta Pyjama– for those who seek comfort in every phase of life. Intricately and richly embroidered kurta with a snug or loose fitting pyjamas are a great way to go about the wedding rituals with ease and comfort can be coupled with stole or jacket as well.
This season comes with a trend of cowl kurta with pyjama. This cowl kurta is an innovate design which is the most trending part of kurta this season. This kurta is either worn with Nehru jacket or simply as it is.
Tuxedo suit– also known as a dinner jacket, it is a black or a midnight blue coat worn with a matching trouser, a bow, and a kamarbandh or low-cut waistcoat. It is a semi-formal evening suit distinguished primarily by satin or grosgrain facings on the jacket’s lapels and buttons and a similar stripe along the outseam of the trousers.
This season there comes a different style for the lapel. A different cut shape lapel comes in trend and when it comes for a three-piece tuxedo, U shape waistcoat cut shape is in trend. With some accessories add-on, this season comes with a different look in a tuxedo.
Three piece suit– the man’s suit of clothes, in the sense of a lounge or business or office suit, is a set of garments, which are crafted from the same cloth. This article discusses the history of the lounge suit, often called a business suit when made in dark colors and of conservative cut.
This season three-piece suit is in trend. Different styles in waistcoats and blazer napels are there.
Indowestern– In the 1960sand 1970s, at the same time as Western fashion was appropriating elements of Indian dress, Indian fashion also absorbed elements of Western dress. This practice of mutual appropriation continued throughout the 1980s and 1990s, as multiculturalism in fashion design took hold, with Western designers incorporating traditional Indian crafts, textiles, and techniques at the same time as Indian designers allowed the West to influence their work. While middle-class Indian women in migrant communities originally tended to favor Western styles for all occasions in the 1960s and 1970s, they gradually began to wear stylish Indian dress for special occasions as a status symbol equivalent to chic Western fashion.
This season brocade, silk, and the embroidered fabric are in trend. Indowestern with light embroidery and motif hand embroidery bring a royal look to the garment.
Traditional Indian Dhoti– The dhoti also known as panche, resti, dhuti is a traditional men’s garment worn in the Indian subcontinent. It is designed to be worn around the waist and paired with a kurta. One of the most comfortable outfits considering our hot climate, while this was a common outfit among Indians. Today, the only times we wear a dhoti is during festivals and celebrations.
This season dhoti is seen worn with sherwani, indowestern and even with bandhgala coats. Generally worn with jutti, this season dhoti is seen to be worn with formal leather shoes.
Nehru Jacket– The Nehru jacket is a hip-length tailored coat for men with a mandarin collar, and with its front modeled on the Indian achkan or sherwani. Generally worn over kurta pyjama or shirt is a complete outfit that can be worn in this season to attend a wedding. Digital print, jacquard, silk and poly viscose are generally fabrics used for such a jacket.
The Nehru jacket worn by men in the United Kingdom, United States, and Europe differs from the upper-body garments worn by Jawaharlal Nehru, independent India’s first Prime Minister, after whom the Western garment is named. The Nehru jacket is similar to a Western man’s tailored suit jacket, but with a difference. The collar and lapels are replaced by a front-button closure rising to a high, round neckline surmounted by a narrow stand-up collar. The stand-up collar may be cut with a slight curve to set it into a well-cut neckline, evidencing the transformative effect of Western tailoring on the Indian men’s collar from which it is derived.