10 Trendy Ethnic Kurta For Men

10 Trendy Ethnic Kurta For Men

Not every Indian man has traditional or ethnic clothing in his wardrobe. Well, celebrating Indian festivals in formal suits or jeans doesn’t seem right. Festivals and weddings are the perfect times for men to adorn ethnic wear. Not only women but Men’s ethnic wear are constantly in trend through the decades. Over time, fashion for Indian men has undergone several transformations.

Indian ethnic wear has its own charm and there are some special occasions that call for wearing traditional Indian clothes for men. Every man’s wardrobe is incomplete without a good collection of Indian traditional dresses. Be it is Indian festivities, a big fat Indian wedding, or numerous pre and post-wedding celebrations, every occasion calls for an exquisitely designed Indian ethnic menswear. From kurta pajamas, sherwanis, to Bandhgala, dhoti kurta to Indowestern suits, men have ample choices to choose from, when they have to buy traditional Indian wear.

There is a variety of Indian Ethnic wear for men which they can opt for festivals, weddings, or any Indian Ritual. The basics of any dressing of men start with a kurta so let us look at various trendy kurtas available in the market which you can opt for. Kurta sets come in a variety of styles and trends that you would love to wear for your special occasions. Rule of thumb, kurtas with dark colors and detailed designs suit occasions that take place in the evening or at night. Lighter or pastel shades with little or no design, suit occasions that take place in the day.

1. Chinkankari Kurta

Chinkankari Kurta
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Who said Chikankari Kurtis designs are only for women. A Chikankari cotton men’s kurta or Lucknowi men’s kurta is Evergreen and is comfortable fit apparel perfect for home wear and special occasion. The kurta is beautifully designed hand Embroidered with Lucknowi chikankari which is spread on the front, back and sleeves. You can choose from churidars to pant cut trousers to Aligarhi trousers whichever suits your style with this kurta.

The Chikankari Kurta will be a great addition to your style and you will never go wrong wearing it for any Indian ritual, even many male celebrities in India can be spotted wearing the elegant Chikankari Kurta.

2. Pastel or floral kurta

Floral kurta
Source: The Sabyasachi 2021 Collection

A beautiful and simple floral print work all over the kurta with buttons adds to its elegance with the pastels shades being a cherry on top. Pair it with a silk Safa and a printed cotton kurta that goes perfectly with the summer wedding vibes. Not only kurtas you will get a variety of floral jackets, if you like to stay in tune with making that fashion statement, this sure is an ensemble that will keep you in vogue! Kurtas with a floral print can be teamed up with light-colored churidars and make an ideal for daytime events.

3. Waistcoat or Nehru style jacket with kurta

Nehru style jacket with kurta

One of the most cherished menswear in Indian ethnics is Nehru Jacket with kurta pajama. Nehru jacket is versatile to the point where it can be worn with semi casuals and is not a men’s new hot fashion trend in India but it has become versatile around the world. This timeless Indian attire makes a bold fashion statement as well as gives you a classic and contemporary look.

Nehru jacket is the most versatile piece of clothing in any men’s wardrobe. You can wear it for any occasion such as a wedding, a casual brunch, a business meeting, pooja, a cocktail night, etc. The jacket can be paired with kurta-pajama, Jodhpuri pants, trousers, tweed pants, chinos, or jeans for a great stylish look. Another advantage of the jacket is that it hides belly fat/ flabby stomach, which is a common problem in middle-aged men.

4. A-line kurta

A- line kurta

A-line kurtas are straight cut just like letter A with regular fitting at the shoulder and are smooth A cut as the dress goes down. A-line kurtas are very comfortable casual wear for men which come with a fashion statement.

5. Designer kurta

Designer kurta

As per the latest wedding fashion trends in male ethnic wear, designers are introducing a lot of texture, weaves, and drapes in the clothing line adding a touch of sophistication while keeping it simple. From Manish Malhotra to Sabyasachi their men’s kurta collection is sure to amaze you.

6. Indo-Western Kurta

IndoWestern Men kurta

Indo western kurtas are a perfect match for family gatherings, small functions, and other traditional occasions. This type of kurtas comes in asymmetric cuts and stylish sleeves. You can pair this up with different types of bottom wear, like breeches, pants, trousers, churidar, dhoti, salwar, and pajamas. Men prefer to wear these kurtas at weddings, festivals, and other occasions.

7. Sherwani

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A sherwani is a coat-like garment usually long and worn over a kurta and churidar. You will find that sherwani is directly worn over churidar these days. In short, it can be said that sherwani is worn as a kurta these days.

It is interesting to note that sherwanis are usually buttoned and they normally reach the knees when worn over the kurta. The gorgeous, heavy-work, royal-looking sherwanis were meant to make men look nothing less than kings and princes. As a consequence, men tend to look taller and more beautiful too when they wear sherwani. This is primarily the reason why designer sherwanis are preferred as wedding suits.

8. Pathani Kurta

Pathani Kurta

The Pathani kurtas are among the most stylish and popular men’s clothing which can be worn on all occasions. Pathani kurtas are the ones with a collared neckline and which fall below the knee. This ethnic and elegant outfit exudes a sense of sophistication and class which is well beyond compare.

Pathani suits appear graceful and it is considered to be ideal summer wear as it is comfortable. It is one of the most common men’s apparel worn in Kashmir and Punjab. It can be worn during special occasions such as weddings, social events, and parties.

9. Anarkali Kurta

Manarkali Kurta

Now people love to wear something which looks ethnic and trendy at the same time and Manarkali kurta are best for such an occasion. The layered or simple Anarkali Kurtas are a favorite with everyone.

10. Angrakha Kurta

Angrakha Kurta

Angrakha is much in trend these days for men. This side-open kurta is another style that you can choose from. The kurta is open from the side and is cut diagonally at the bottom. This kurta aims to be functional while maintaining the aesthetic for elegant ethnic wear, so that you, the wearer, can gain the most from the product.

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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.