I know I know..I have been away from quite some time now. But as we Indians know its wedding seasons and trust me its really remarkable how many of my friends have dared to tie the knot this year. It had been one hell of an experience full of fun, music, zest and emotions. So the answer to my absence is : Obeying the Bro-Code of being with your close mates when they tend to shiver the most: Yes, "THE I DO" moments.

So once again, continuing to understand the destination wedding dilemmas and dress-code events, we now talk on events: Sangeet, Haldi, Wedding And Reception.

These events are peculiar in its own ways. Rather than top and bottom assembly it moreover deals with entire outfits.


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Sangeet - Mainly a night event

 

Dress-code – Traditional/ Indian wear

Dilemmas for Men

Does it mean kurta-payjama? I guess shirt and trouser is fine. Will I look too out of focus in white? Should I wear a kurta with heavy embroidery?

Recommendations from I am Mr.

Again, now if it is your friend’s wedding and not a brother’s, going subtle is the way to kill. A traditional/ Indian wear does not necessarily mean a kurta-payjama nor is it a compulsion to have it with heavy colors and embroidery. Usually in such events it is good to keep it simple and classy, like a monotone outfit with a tinge of color, luster and texture. Usually the outfit will be like:

Outfit option 1: The Subtle

If you are tall heighted man with a good stature and prefer to rock the beats keeping simple, a monotone Kurta-Churidar with a beautiful crafted Nehru jacket can make the crowd go bonkers.

In the same range, if you are someone who wants to stand out of the crowd, you can opt for a double-breasted waist coat. It is stylish and classy. But make sure you play the textures of the fabric right. 

Footwear:

Preferably a leather chappals (open-toed, T-strap), a mojdi or a high-ankle formal shoes

Accessories:

A pocket-square, formal watch, bracelet

Style Tips:

Add color to the jacket and pocket square and keep the kurta-churidar monotone. If you want a subtle but classy look, try wearing a black kurta-pyjama (linen) toped up with a bright green Nehru jacket (linen), a yellow pocket square and a nice black leather high-ankle shoes.

Key-Note:

Whatever styled Jacket you select, make sure the shoulder-line stitch of Kurt and Jacket are in same line. Off-shouldered kurta under a beautiful jacket will it look that “you ain’t a 100% achiever”.

Outfit option 2: The Royal

One tremendously outstanding outfits tagged on traditional wear are the Jodhpuri suits. People wear it more often in marriage but I recommend wearing it for the sangeet. It not only looks royal enough to make your adrenaline high but it has that sense of zest and formal look that no other outfit can match in the league of “Traditional Wear”. Try and make sure it’s the stitch, color and fabric that speak out rather than design and embroideries.

Footwear:

Formal dress-shoes, monk-straps or a high-ankle formal shoes

Accessories:

A smart watch, a pocket square, a sleek leather belt, a clean pair of socks and a hand-kerchief.

Style Tips:

Go KHAKHI.

Key-Note:

This outfit is all-time hit but very common. So try experimenting with the fabric and texture. The key to nail the outfit is to get it tailored.

Outfit option 3: The Basics

This recommendation is for one of those easy-go-luck guys who want to blend in the crowd but will not drain some energy to look stylish or out of the crowd. Kurta-Churidar (yes, good you noticed again, NO PAYJAMA). A nice embroidered Kurta or made of self-designed fabric with high-neck collar with a contrasting churidar will work as traditional as you want to..

Footwear:

Preferably a leather chappals (open-toed, T-strap), a mojdi

Accessories:

A smart watch, a chunni/dupatta and a clean hand-kerchief.

Style Tips:

To play is safe, wear silk. Yeah, even raw silk will do.

Key-Note:

Only and only advice here would be “The Fit” as the style of the outfit is very simple and minimal. A good option here is to select the outfit that has good-rich fabric, embroidery and design.

 

 Sartorial Range from : Manyavar check more at:   http://www.manyavar.com/

Sartorial Range from : Manyavar check more at: http://www.manyavar.com/

 Haldi - Mainly an early morning event


Dress-code – No particular dress-code, but be presentable

Dilemmas for Men

Seriously, I need to attend it? Do you dress up for this event too? Oh come on I aint going to attend it, it’s too early to rise.

Recommendations from I am Mr.

This event has not much to do with dress but about being a genuine part of the event. Yes, be there for sometime see how this events and rituals work so that your weddings are not nightmares. All you have to do is wear a nice shirt/ t-shirt and trouser/jeans and be the part of the fun, after all he’s your mate who cared to put you up on his invitation-list.

Image, styling and gentlemen-ism is not only about suiting up and looking smart but also about doing the right thing in a right way.


 Sartorial Range from : Manyavar check more at:   http://www.manyavar.com/

Sartorial Range from : Manyavar check more at: http://www.manyavar.com/

Wedding – any time during the day.


Dress-code – Traditional/ Indian wear

Dilemmas for Men

Oh fish, traditional again? Can I wear the same-style of the sangeet? I don’t want to bother, formals will be fine with me. Is so hot man, I can’t wear this heavy stuff.

Recommendations from I am Mr.

To bring a halt to your FAQ’s for this event, all we have to say here is, YES you can surely wear any of the outfit recommended for Sangeet. But, yes but, make sure both the outfits, for Sangeet and Wedding are of different style and on a different color-wheel.

Key-Note:

If the wedding is in the morning/ noon try colors that are bright in shade, like yellow, orange, green or even blue.


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Reception – a night event


Dress-code – Suits (and/or Tuxedos, if mentioned)

Dilemmas for Men

It’s strange but on this occasion, Men just don’t have any dilemmas. As for them having a coat suffices the idea of “The Suit”. So here, I have questions for you: Is the color of your jacket/coat and trouser the same? It is clean and ironed? Are the lapels tight? Do you have a matching tie? Does the tie compliment your body size?

Recommendations from I am Mr.

First and foremost point to address the above questions is, Guys, get a well-tailored suit. A man without a perfect suit is like a man without a soul. Every wardrobe should have a suits that talks about the man to whom it belongs.

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The basics that we recommend here is (as later would be followed in the topics covering “just the suits”):

Color: Black, Navy, Grey

Fit: Italian or British, they look sharp

Jacket: Dual vents or Single vent (will make mobility smooth)

Lapels: Notch for a suit and shawl for the Tux

Tie: Slim tie if the lapel is thin and large one if lapel is broad and always a Bow-tie for Tuxedo.

Shirt Collar:  Classic or Semi-spread for suits but for Tuxedo’s always wear winged collars.

Footwear: Nothing and Nothing other than a well-polished dress shoes: Oxfords

Accessories:

A smart watch, a sleek leather belt with a classic buckle, pocket square, a tie/ bow-tie/ cravat, cuff-links, suspenders straps/ waist band (for Tuxedo), boutonnieres, a clean pair of socks and a hand-kerchief.

Style Tips:

Black is always the apt choice when confused. But if you are one who likes taking a chance then go for navy.

A navy Italian fit suit with a complementing colored shirt and a tie over a tan colored oxford shoes, is the way to nail.

Still if you are creative, dare to be different.

Key-Note:

Never ever go for a ready-made suit if you claim yourself even a little bit stylish. 

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