In Some Serious Ethnic Styling!
Guys, listen up, your wedding is the one occasion
where you just have to drop the Armani and
Versace suits (or Next & River Island,
if you may) and go all out ethnic. It's a
fact, which all the ladies will verify, that
Asian guys look terrific in ethnic clothes.
So stop being a prude and indulge in some
serious ethnic styling!!
In recent years the Asian fashion limelight
has zoomed in on grooms wear and as a result
the stylish male has begun to add class and
panache to his wedding wardrobe. Whilst ethnic
clothes were previously associated with those
with a dubious sense of fashion, British Asian
men are beginning to opt for traditional wear
more readily than ever before and take great
pride in doing so. The suit and tie combination
is now increasingly passed over and we spot
more and more fashion conscious bridegrooms
sporting chic ethnic attire.
Fortunately, gone are the days when going
ethnic meant landing up at your wedding in
off the shelf kurta outfits in hideous cuts,
colours and fabrics which said absolutely
nothing about your individual personality
or style. This is an era of designers and
designer wear, be it from the UK or the Indian
sub continent and their glamorous, stylish
and chic offerings have bought Asian males
under the spell of ethnic clothes. Indeed,
many men are now devoting almost as much time
and money to planning their wedding attire
as the fairer sex! Ethnic outfits look highly
elegant and will give you an air of sophistication
Moreover, they convey a charisma
and personality, which the suit and tie combination
just doesn't seem to carry off! Given the staggering
variety in colours, fabrics, cuts and styles you can
be sure that wearing ethnic clothes will allow you
to make a different statement for each of your wedding
If the world of ethnic clothes is a mystery to you
and you don't know your pagri from your mojris, allow
us to extend a helping hand in finding you the perfect
outfit for your big day.
Sherwanis are a close fitting jacket like garment,
of knee length, with a Nehru collar, which buttons
all the way down the front. They are usually worn
with tight fitting churidar trousers in a contrasting
colour and with a khes (long scarf) or a shawl draped
over one or both of the shoulders.
Sherwanis look stunningly regal and because they fuse
the best of eastern and western styling they are the
perfect attire for the wedding and also the reception.
They are available in a staggering variety of colours
with varying degrees of embroidery from minimal to
absolutely gaudy - whatever suits your style of dressing!
The Jodhpuri Suit is similar to the western suit,
except that the jacket has a short collar, which is
usually fastened at the neck and is worn with matching
formal trousers. It can be worn with a shirt underneath
in a matching or contrasting colour or even a round-necked
close fitting top.
Many Jodhpuri suits come with waistcoats, which are
carefully coordinated to complement the outfit and
nowadays many men are sporting a short khes (traditional
scarf) around the neck to liven up their outfit. Unlike
their western counterpart, the Nehru suit, which is
usually plain, Jodhpuri suits are designed using varying
degrees of embroidery to add some ethnic pzazz and
individuality to the suit.
For those men that want an outfit that combines an
eastern influence with a western look, the Jodhpuri
is the ideal option and will make you look incredibly
elegant and stylish. They usually come in more conservative
colours than Sherwanis and Kurtas and styles vary
from mostly plain to heavy embroidery on the jackets.
Kurta Pyjamas, or Salwar Kameez as they are known
in North India and Pakistan, are long tunics of knee
length worn over trousers in a matching or contrasting
colour. They are typically complemented by a short
sleeved or long sleeved over coat, which contrasts
with the outfit or a khes (long scarf) in contrasting
colours, draped over one or both the shoulders.
The trousers (pyjamas) come in a variety of styles.
Most common is the churidar, a very tight trouser
that is cut longer in length than required with excess
cuffing at the bottom. The straight and parallel pyjamas
stitched in a rich fabric also look very regal. A
third and less common option is the dhoti, a very
long piece of cloth, wound around and in between the
legs. Fortunately, this now comes pre-stitched to
facilitate easy wearing and prevent it coming off
Kurta pyjamas truly represent the ultimate in traditional
ethnic fashion and a guy who can pull one off will
look absolutely stunning. They combine style and comfort
and are ideal attire for the wedding ceremony and
pre-wedding functions. The sheer variety of colours,
styles and cuts means that you're bound to find something
that makes you look a million dollars