India is a country that is deeply steeped in rich culture and heritage and the same reflects itself explicitly in its food as well as weddings. For the food, one may go to any part of the country and they will have their own distinctive, rich delicacies to offer – each one of them being mouth-watering and worth drooling, by the way. And when it comes to Indian weddings, be it the bride or the groom’s side, everyone loves to celebrate it big and be dressed in their finest attire. If you are a groom and have your wedding approaching soon, we suggest you to read this post till the very end. It will give you every detail on whether or not you should consider wearing a Jodhpuri suit for wedding.
Royal Jodhpuri Suit for Wedding – A Look No Groom Can Resist
Jodhpuri Suit, or better known as ‘Bandhgala Suit’ is a formal style of suiting up for men. It comes from the state of Rajasthan, Jodhpur to be precise, and hence the name. A Jodhpuri suit was the staple outfit of the royal maharajas and their sons in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is a jacket buttoned up in the front worn with a pair of trousers. A Jodhpuri jacket usually has a Nehru collar or a bandhgala and is well fitted to give out a defined and structure semblance. Being worn by the royalty of India, this look does have an abundance of richness and elite singularity to its vibe. Any modern-day man wearing a Jodhpuri suit is sure to look very classy, suave and dapper. Of course, one has to complement the outfit with an equal balance of grace and refined posture.
Renowned Designers in India Who Make Jodhpuri Suits for Men
Being an Indian outfit, there are some celebrated Indian designers and wedding wear brands that make some outstanding Jodhpuri suits.
1. The first name to top the list is designer Raghavendra Rathore. Born in Jodhpur itself, he understands the nuances of traditional menswear and is a pioneer in placing the “Brand India” on the global fashion scene. If you are groom-to-be with a taste in classics and refinement, his studio is going to be your heaven for your wedding shopping. He specializes in classic menswear and you would find an immersive collection of bandhgala suits and jodhpuri suits for weddings. The signature style of his collections is traditional yet tweaked with a contemporary touch that makes them an ideal look for the urban ‘self-aware’ Indian man.
The man is the first choice for many A-list celebrities and business tycoons when it comes to formal Indian menswear and occasion wear. Mainstream Bollywood actors like the very dapper Saif Ali Khan, the intellectual Rahul Khanna, charming Bobby Deol and the very fun-spirited Ritesh Deshmukh have often been spotted adorning his Jodhpuri suits both on and off the ramp.
2. Another Indian designer that is well revered for their craftsmanship in making new-jodhpuri suits are the designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil. Their designs take a leap from the traditional aesthetic and lend a strong contemporary undertone to their outfits. Their bandhgala suits are a drift from the traditional styles in the way that the designers add their own individualistic element of their brand to the whole look. If you are wearing a Shantanu and Nikhil Jodhpuri suit for wedding, trust us there is no way your look would not turn out absolutely unique and outstanding. Their suits are known by their mark of excellence and superlative designing.
3. The young and energetic designer Kunal Rawal has been making impressive strides when it comes to menswear designs. Again, a lot of Bollywood actors make him their first choice when it comes to adorning traditional menswear at any of the weddings, ceremonies or public appearances. His menswear designs have a vibe of fun, vivacity and boyish effervescence to them that is hard to miss. Being close pals with these actors, the designer himself is also seen getting clicked with them, in his own designs of course. Seen here are actors – Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Kapoor and Siddharth Malhotra looking dapper and super stylish in designer Kunal Rawal’s outfits.
Even for the wedding of Anil Kapoor’s daughter and film producer, Rhea Kapoor, with Karan Boolani, the groom chose to wear a beige coloured outfit from the collection of Kunal Rawal and he looked quite dashing in the same, if we may admit.
4. Another coveted designer whose collections you must definitely scout through in your search for a Jodhpuri suit for wedding is designer JJ Valaya. His artistic sensibilities are fathomless and each piece of his collection is remarkable and beyond stunning. He specializes in heavy wedding wear and all his designs bear an intrinsic charm of old-world heritage and an astounding level of grandiose. He has physical stores in Delhi and Mumbai and also retails through their omni-online channels.
Apart from these designers who make spectacular jodhpuri suits, in case you are looking for something that is rich yet is a little easy on the pocket, you may explore the collections of Indian wear brands like Manyavar, Blackberry, Utsav Fashion and aggregator Pernia’s Pop Up Shop. You would find a wide range of bandhgala or jodhpuri suits that would make for a strong style statement at your wedding.Apart from these designers who make spectacular jodhpuri suits, in case you are looking for something that is rich yet is a little easy on the pocket, you may explore the collections of Indian wear brands like Manyavar, Blackberry, Utsav Fashion and aggregator Pernia’s Pop Up Shop. You would find a wide range of bandhgala or jodhpuri suits that would make for a strong style statement at your wedding.
Ways to Wear and Style a Jodhpuri Suit for Wedding
When it comes to Indian classics, one should refrain from styling or accessorizing too much. When the heirloom and the silhouette are so rich with cultural heritage, there is no need to add any sort of experimenting to it.
The jodhpuri suit is mostly buttoned in front and has a Nehru collar or a bandhgala at the top. One may wear a vest or a shirt beneath it. A few designs also include a waistcoat with the jodhpuri that gives it a more robust and authoritative vibe.
Wear a smart pair of shoes with your Jodhpuri suit, nothing too pointed or outwardly protruding. Wear something in a subtle colour like tan brown or black. For heaven’s sake do not go around experimenting with the style and colour of the show. When it comes to jewellery, a classic watch, a bracelet and maybe a stud in the ear shall suffice. No neckpieces or chains. The best accessory to wear with a Jodhpuri suit is maybe lots of confidence, humility and a chivalrous demeanour. And no extra efforts shall be needed.
If your wedding is in the winter, we would strongly recommend you consider wearing a Jodhpuri suit for the wedding. Another strong advantage is that the silhouette suits all body types, shapes and sizes (yes that is a criterion for men too). It adds an illusion of height as both the jacket and the pants are almost equal in length. Since both the pieces are usually in the same colour, it also takes away a few calories and flab from your width. Whether you have a toned build, a muscular build, a lean frame or a slouchy appearance, a Jodhpuri suit adds that much-desired stout smartness and style quotient to your overall look.