Tuesday, September 22, 2020


 According to Emma Tarlo, the sherwani evolved from a Persian cape (balaba or chapkan), which was gradually given a more Indian form (angarkha), and finally developed into the sherwani, with buttons down the front, following European fashion. It originated in the 19th century British India as the European style court dress of regional Mughal nobles and royals of northern India, before being more generally adopted in the late 19th century. It appeared first at Lucknow in the 1820s. It was gradually adopted by rest of the royalty and aristocracy of Subcontinent, and later by the general population, as a more evolved form of occasional traditional attire. The name of attire is possibly derived from Shirvan or Sherwan, a region of present-day Azerbaijan due to the folk dress of that area (Chokha) which resembles Sherwani in its outlook. Therefore, the garment may also be an Indianized derivative of the Caucasian dress due to ethnic and cultural linkages of Indo-Persian during Middle Ages.

In India, the achkan sherwani is generally worn for formal occasions in winter.The two garments have significant similarities, though sherwanis typically are more flared at the hips and achkans are lengthier than simple sherwanis.  the achkan or sherwani is generally worn with the combination of Churidar as the lower garment.

For the wedding, men also wear the unique combination of formal and ethnic attire. This unique combination is called Jodhpuri suits or the Indo-Western suits. Our Sherwanis for Hire are made in a range of fabric from brocade to terry wool. For the lower garment, sherwani Churidar pyjama, also called the Jodhpurs are used instead of trousers which are used in formal dress. The head gears are even more interesting that gives a splendid look. These are called the safas (turbans) as head gears and Mojaris (juti) as the shoes. The Mojaris are also made with the same fabric from which the sherwani is made along with the similar embroidery. When taken altogether along with sherwani, it becomes the complete wedding dress. A Sherwani looks like a long coat with ban collars which gives an elegant yet cultured look. It is usually buttoned up to the collar with knee length.   

8 Types of Sherwani 

1. Chipkan Style Sherwani

nspired from the contemporary era, these sherwanis are the reflection of the royalty. The designs of the Chipkan style sherwani are often driven from the Mughal period and thus lay the impression of kings and rulers. If you have the desire to add that touch of royalty to your look so that it can significantly appeal to almost anyone then one is all that you need.

Pair it up with: A balance of royal accessories is all that you require with this form of sherwani, but never overdo with it.

Brands: Rajwadi, Manyavar, Raymond

2. Indo-Western Sherwani

Balanced with the touch of modernity, the Indo-western sherwani are the best option that you are going to have when it comes to trendsetting fashion. From contrasting shades, hues, colors till outstanding embellished designs these sherwani are a package of almost everything. It does not end here, as in order to satisfy your demands, they even come up with stone beads, gems, royal styled buttons and cuffs too that would amalgamate with your look in a perfect manner.

Pair it up with: Elaborate the essence of your sherwani with a stylish bottom wear, and make sure that you go with a contrasting pair.

Brands: Manyavar, Fashion Curries, Abhivani, Royal Men, Ethine Men

3. Achkan Style Sherwani

In order to maneuver the best of fashion in all its glory you need to get to those styles that are always close to the fashion world, and one such style is Achkan sherwani. It stands as one of the most popular form of sherwani that anyone would love to wear on their wedding day to make it a happening one.

Pair it up with: Go for Churidars, Dhoti Pajama and Jacket for creating a magnificent style statement.

Brands: Raymond, Peter England, Manyavar, Fashion Curries

4. Angrakha Sherwani

When you wish to highlight the best part of your upper-body then going with a Angrakha sherwani is a thing to be. This is the reason why this style is in huge demand amongst the fit men who are known for their well structured physique. Fashion experts believe that these type of sherwanis hold every element, which any other accessories would fail to provide. Because from neckline, collars, cuffs and even the mirror work the sherwani have everything covered for you.

Pair it up with: Any bottom wear can do the trick with this style, however never forget those royal Juttis for enhancing the look.

Brands: Fashion Curries, Raymond, Peter England, Mohanlal Sons, Royal Men

5. Printed Modern Sherwani

The printed modern sherwani offer a perfect amalgamation of contemporary and modern designs. Rich in different patterns, designs and artworks; everything about the sherwani will make you fall in love with it. Best thing is that, to bring out that picture perfect look only high quality materials are used in the making of printed modern sherwani.

Pair it up with: For the printed modern sherwani you need the best accessories like cufflinks, pins and chain for amplifying the look.

Brands: Raymond, Diwanshaheb, Manyavar and Peter England

6. Jodhpuri Sherwani

This is yet another royal style that is often worn for royal weddings. After all, the vibrancy of any royal wedding will always remain incomplete without the right take of Jodhpuri Sherwani. The designers who work on these sherwani hold years of experience and that is what makes the end product so marvelous. This is why a majority of these sherwanis are limited edition, and expensive too.

Pair it up with: Jackets, Churidars, stoles and cufflinks every accessory that brings the best of royalty in you should be worn along with the Jodhpuri Sherwani.

Brands: Rajwadi & Raymond

7. Jacket Style Sherwani

The jacket style sherwanis are undoubtedly for those with a princely taste. Made from classic materials like tusser, raw silk, Banarasi and Jamwar stone wash these sherwanis are admired for antique motifs, matte gold finish and sequins work.

Pair it up with: A long pajama that falls perfect with the sherwani and a pair of contemporary Juttis is all that you need.

Brands: Raymond, Samyaak, Rajwad

8. Anarkali Style Sherwani

This is yet another inspirational form of sherwani that bonafides the intricate art work of India at its best. Wearing it can help you discover the real sultan in you!

Pair it up with: Churidar style pajama along with a perfect sultan style Juttis.

Brands: Utsav, Samyaak.

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