There will be loads of juicy fashion fodder in the coming weeks as my sole purpose (and the soul purpose as well) is to write about the most shoppable and fashionable places on planet Earth - a shopping heaven for men - Bangkok, being one of them.
But before I start my fashion columbus series (apparently covering fashion capitals of the east and the west), I would like to shower my appreciation on the Indian Tunic - Man Choli as I call it owing to the cuts, contours and likeness :).
I call it bohemian because the tunic of sorts defies the conventional rules of masculinity and yet is so super masculine that it is a popular Indian traditional wear still worn in it's rustic avatar by Indian men (traditionally worn with a "dhoti" - a lower garment that can be wrapped around as a sarong - another Indian garment to have inspired fashion around the world!
The tunic worn by men is like a jacket or an upper garment usually worn as it is (that is nothing is worn inside except probably a vest) criss-crossed with cords like a corset and frock-ing it's way upto the waist :-
|Picture -> train-srv.manipalu.com|
|Picture -> aliexpress.com|
The man choli can serve several purposes - can be worn as a dinner jacket and even casually over your favorite pair of jeans. These can be worn comfortably in Summers and the coming summer of 2012 - Man Cholis aka Tunics will have a special unique appeal and so a must-have in any fashionable man's wardrobe. Make sure you invest in a cotton tunic like the one below -
More on Indian Jackets with a global appeal and adaption -
Bandhgalas (Inspiration to the famed Turtle Necks) and Nehru Jackets are the new style statements with abundance of substance with a modern western twist.
Checkout my favorite links - Silk and velvet can also be worn for Dinner and Evening/ Night outs -
|Paisley Babylon Vintage Clothing - 1960s Vintage Men's Hippie Nehru Jacket, Picture - paisleybabylon.com|
In the news - Updated on 15th Jan 2012 -
Nehru jacket in top global style trends