sâmbătă, 15 septembrie 2012

Sherwani or normal peel?

Does the size of the material is socially influenced only by the timing and local geo-characteristics? Why most of modern European men have forgotten the functions and aesthetics of the long sleeves, peel and pants? In modern India, Pakistan and many other countries such long wears have a particular name, being used sometimes more than on a traditional formal meet-up (weddings, baptism, funerals etc.). It's still a mark of ethnicity in some places.

Today we will have a look at some well known traditional male dresses, worn in India and neighbourhoods. Historically, men's clothing has evolved from simple Langotas and loincloths to cover the body to elaborate costumes not only used in daily wear but also on festive occasions as well as rituals and dance performances. In urban areas,western clothing is common and uniformly worn by people of all strata. India also has a great diversity in terms of weaves, fibers, colors and material of clothing. Color codes are followed in clothing based on the religion and ritual concerned.

Sherwani is a long coat-like garment worn in South Asia, very similar to an Achkan or doublet, is notably known as Pakistan's national dress and is traditionally associated with the Muslim aristocracy of the northern Indian subcontinent.
Nobleman's Sherwani

Sherwanis - 2012 Wedding Collection
The lungi, also known as a sarong, is a traditional garment worn around the waist in Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, the Horn of Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula. It is particularly popular in regions where the heat and humidity create an unpleasant climate for trousers.

Wrap-around knee lenght female sarong
A kurta is a traditional item of clothing worn in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. It is a loose shirt falling either just above or somewhere below the knees of the wearer, and is worn by both men and women. They were traditionally worn with loose-fitting paijama (kurta-paijama), loose-fitting salwars, semi-tight (loose from the waist to the knees, and tight from the calves to the ankles churidars, or wrapped-around dhotis; but are now also worn with jeans. Kurtas are worn both as casual everyday wear and as formal dress.

Nishat kurtas

The dhoti, also known as pancha, panche or veshti is the traditional men's garment in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is a rectangular piece of unstitched cloth, usually around 4.5 metres long, wrapped around the waist and the legs and knotted at the waist.
Veshti wearers are predominant in the states of Tamilnadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra, Karnataka, Bihar, West Bengal, and Orissa. In the northern parts of Gujarat and southern parts of Rajasthan the Pancha is worn with a short kurta called kediya on top. In both north and south India, notably Bihar, West Bengal, and parts Sri Lanka the garment is worn with a kurta on top, the combination known simply as dhoti kurta. In Tamil Nadu, it is worn with a sattai (shirt). It is worn with chokka (shirt) or jubba (a local version of kurta) in Andhra Pradesh. The lungi is a similar piece of cloth worn in a similar manner.
White Dhoti from Kerala with Copper Weave on Border
Because this article was centered in men clothes, we will balance it with the latest traditional female fashion shows. Enjoy watching!

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  2. Sherwani looks great when made as per shape and measurement of the groom. Wedding groom sherwani

  3. Pricing and look of the sherwani has become important issue which is being considered by the men now a days before purchasing it.