Ethnic Wear for Men: Our Best Style Tips

Ethnic Wear for Men: Our Best Style Tips

Men today are going the more fashion forward route. They have become more experimental in terms of prints and colors and are moving away from traditional cuts and silhouettes and towards unique bold options for their closets. In Indian wear speak, the kurta style is equivalent to a T-shirt. This fail-proof separate has many iterations, each one different for different occasions.

When it comes to ethnic wear for men, there are several stylish options to choose from. From classics like kurta-pajama and to the Bandhgala suit, styles like these are timeless. One can opt for a well-fitted Nehru Jacket to their closets to add a touch of sophistication. This sleeveless jacket, inspired by Jawaharlal Nehru's style, adds a contemporary twist to traditional wear.

The charm of ethnic wear for men extends to the Pathani suit, a popular choice among men, especially for festive occasions. Our favorite being the White Pathani Suit Set. It consists of a long, loose-fitting kurta paired with straight-cut trousers. More traditional options are Sherwanis, a traditional Indian formal wear and the most widely chosen silhouette by Indian grooms. The Dhoti with Kurta style is another example of a distinctive ethnic look. 

Must-Have Pieces in a Men’s Ethnic Wardrobe

For starters, a beautifully stitched Bandhgala suit with detailed buttons, fitted trousers and a crisp white shirt (with cufflinks) is important. A kurta and churidar in a soft fabric, accessories like pocket squares, and funky socks that never let you down are also key. Usually, we pay our ethnic wear wardrobe a visit only during the time of festivities or weddings, which is a huge part of the Indian culture.

Another must-have is a sherwani that is usually worn for a grand affair. From simple ornate ones to Indo Western exquisite and designer wears, this style comes in many variations. A variant of the classic Sherwani is the Achkan Sherwani, the perfect choice to make a style statement. This dapper Indian attire is a definite style statement and is one of the most popular choices in sherwani style. 

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Kurta or Sherwani

The best way to experiment is to always start with mixing and matching clothes from your wardrobe, like one of our Sherwani Sets. See what works and what needs to be discarded. One must buy different kinds of cuts to balance between silhouettes. Remember, the fit is crucial when it comes to ethnic wear. Ensure that your garments are well-tailored and flatter your body shape. Experiment with colors, prints, and textures to express your personal style and make a fashion statement. With these style tips, you can confidently rock ethnic wear for any occasion. 

Adding Finishing Touches to Your Ethnic Look

When it comes to accessories for festive wear, keep it comfortable. A bracelet or two, a nice ring and definitely an exceptional timepiece are the best options. A cool pair of sunglasses are also great for a daytime function. One can add some statement accessories to elevate your ethnic outfit. Consider adding a vibrant pocket square, a stylish brooch, or a classic watch.

Pay attention to the choice of footwear, such as mojaris (traditional Indian shoes) or juttis, to complete the look. An important part of achieving the perfect ethnic wear look is fabric selection. Choose high-quality fabrics for your ethnic wear to enhance the overall appearance. Fabrics like silk, brocade, velvet, and linen add a luxurious and refined touch to your outfit.

One can accessorize with a Turban or Safa for formal occasions and weddings. Choose a color that compliments your outfit and learn how to tie it properly for an authentic and polished look. Complete your ethnic ensemble with traditional accessories like brooches, cufflinks, or a traditional necklace (mala) to enhance your ethnic attire. These small details can elevate your look and showcase your attention to detail.

Ethnic Wear for Formal Events, Festivals, and Weddings

To add a touch of elegance and cultural richness to formal events, festivals, and weddings, styles like a Sherwani, Bandhgala suit, Jodhpuri suit, Pathani suit and kurta pajama set. Even though Sherwanis are a popular choice for weddings and formal events, what’s imperative is opting for a well-fitted sherwani in luxurious Indian fabrics like silk or brocade. Choose rich colors, intricate embroidery, and embellishments for a regal and sophisticated look.

Bandhgala suits are also ideal for traditional formal events and weddings and when the dress code is indo-western. The fitted jacket with a Mandarin collar exudes elegance. Pair it with matching or contrasting trousers and add a pocket square or a brooch for a polished and refined appearance.

The Jodhpuri suit style, also known as Jodhpuris, are another option for formal occasions. They feature a jacket with a Nehru collar and unique embellishments. One can pair this one with straight-cut trousers and complete the look with a pocket square or a traditional accessory.

We’d say, Pathani suits are comfortable and stylish choices for festive occasions too. The long, loose-fitting kurta paired with straight-cut trousers creates a traditional and fashionable look. Choose vibrant colors and add a stole or a waistcoat for added flair. Lastly, a classic kurta pajama set is suitable for both formal and semi-formal events. Go for a well-fitted kurta in luxurious fabrics like silk or brocade for an elevated look. Pair it with matching or contrasting pajama bottoms for an elegant yet comfortable ensemble.

Each of these ethnic wear ensembles for men are timeless, dapper and fashionable.

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