If you thought Indian politicians lack that fashion style then here are some good news guys. The Nehru jacket, worn by India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, has been listed amongst the top 10 global political fashion statements of all times .
The closed neck, hip length coat style jacket, which was first popularized by Nehru in 1940’s and 50’s, has been an iconic fashion choice by men of all age groups in India for decades now. The Indian design fraternity is happy with the recognition.
About the Jacket
The famous Nehru jacket comes from The Northern Indian “achkan”, a closed-neck, and coat like garment usually considered a court dress for Indian nobility.
It was when the jacket was marketed to Western audiences that it took the ‘Nehru’ title, the Prime Minister having popularized its style in public appearances during his tenure, The Nehru Jacket is our answer to the tuxedo (a western jacket).
The jacket is also wowing the current crop of Bollywood stars. Actors such as Sanjay Dutt, Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan have been spotted donning the outfit in the recent past.
Well know fashion Designer Anita Dongre says, “Nehru jacket is a classic. It’s just not the Indian celebs who are in awe of it; the west is equally influenced by the trend.”
Fabric for the jacket:
- Cotton linen
- Self printed cotton
- Raw silk
Nehru jacket is a popular global trend and now very fashionable in the local market. You can get the best stitched jacket at all the well known store around the city at RS 300 and above.
It provides the easiest and the most elegant solution to formal dressing by doing away with the shirt and tie. You can wear them with denims and just a pain shirt .
While the jacket was worn in colors black and grey earlier, now, the younger generation is experimenting with it in various hues.