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.
|Sherwanis - 2012 Wedding Collection|
|Wrap-around knee lenght female sarong|
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!