The Nehru jacket is a variation of the Achkan, worn by men in North India and is more often regarded as the court dress for Indian nobility. It was when it was exported to the western countries this outfit got its “Nehru” title. This jacket was named after India’s first Prime Minister Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru who made it popular by wearing it in public appearances during his ruling period. It is basically hip-length with a slightly fitted band or Chinese collar, without lapels and having buttons in the front. It also has one breast pocket and two stomach pockets outside and with two pockets inside.
Nehru Jacket is now available in numerous materials such as cotton, linen, self printed cotton, silk, raw silk, brocades, velvets and so on. Sometimes it is even made of wool to make the outfit suitable to be worn during winters. These jackets can be paired with jodhpuri suits, trousers and also with jeans. It offers the simplest and the most graceful way out to formal dressing by doing away with the shirt and tie. You can wear them with jeans and just a plain shirt. The Nehru collar jacket is nothing but an Indian version of the western tuxedo. It has been gaining immense popularity and even Bollywood actors like Sanjay Dutt, Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan have been spotted donning this charming garment at several occasions. The Indian fashion designer have done a lot of creative work with these jackets and therefore it’s not just the Indian celebrities who adore this outfit but it is also the westerners who are captivated by this style jacket.
The Nehru Suit is truly a classic outfit and is a popular international fashion for men. Rather than opting for typical color combos such as black and grey, experimenting with different types of shades can surely make you look even more fashionable and unique.
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