Let one separate piece in the ensemble be draped, and let the rest be structured or tailored. Shantanu and Nikhil’s recent collection of kurtas and churidars have several draped silhouettes. A draped kurta can be worn with a waistcoat and underneath a whiff of it can be seen for dramatic effect. A one-shoulder draped jacket can be a great look too. However, don’t go overboard with the draping! Balance the draped or voluminous trousers with a structured bandhgala, a Nehru jacket or a bandi. If you are wearing a draped kurta, then offset it with a pair of tailored Jodhpur breeches.
If you don’t hit the gym thrice a week, then don’t go anywhere close to the drapes. The look falls well on lean, athletic men as the volume of the drape beautifully offsets a gym-toned body.
Even if you are confident about pulling off the draped look, try not to overdo it by wearing it from head to toe. If it’s a wedding and you want to add an Indian element on your paisley suit, then opt for a pashmina shawl and throw it across your neck. The draped neck will look beautiful on the well-cut suit jacket. Dhoti pants work great with a bandi or a waistcoat.
A draped kurta is an apt choice for a mehendi ceremony. Those who are willing to experiment, opt for draped kurtas in jersey fabric—which have a well-fitted flow—while the classic dresser should stick to fabrics like georgette and tussar.
Complete the look with a pair of tanned derbies or wine-toned double-buckled monk strap shoes. A pair of Christian Louboutins with a metallic sole will complement the dhoti pants beautifully.
Written By : Mr Dandy