For international conferences where you want to look your best without blending into the crowd, steer clear of the suit-and-tie uniform and pick a Bandhgala suit. Dark colours like navy and black work well and a simple pair of cufflinks teamed with a crisp white pocket square is all you need to accentuate your look. What makes this ensemble impeccable is the fit of the garment itself, so take your time to pick the right one.
Bandhgalas were originally worn by the Jodhpur polo team, and they look exquisitely stylish when worn with Jodhpur bottoms and a pair of tan brogues. For the derby, colours like brown, khaki, military green and beige work well in fabrics like linen. No derby look is complete without a pair of sunglasses, so a stylish pair is an accessory that will truly elevate your outfit.
The most traditional way to wear a Bandhgala is over a crisp kurta-pyjama set, an outfit that’s in keeping with the dress code associated with Indian festivities. Jewel-toned reds, yellows, greens and purples work well with Bandhgalas when constructed using fabrics such as silk. If you’re opting for a beige or off-white one, add a touch of colour through a vibrant pocket square and finish your look off with a pair of kolhapuris.