Been looking for something different and hatke this festive season? And have the traffic glitches and crowds been putting you off? We found standout styles which you can just order online (no dealing with traffic or sweaty, grouchy shoppers and salespeople). And these won't bust your wallet.
Calling All Men! Shop For Stunning Festive Outfits From These Online Places
If dressing light and airy is your thing on Diwali, look no futher as Aashima Wahal is the perfect match for your ethnic needs. These are light, breezy and come in vibrant tones of colours that fit well on the skin, are colourful and ideal for all. Want something loud? They've got you with their cotton Mughal Bagru Printed Kurtas that has floral embroidery all over them. However, if you prefer your kurtas light with solid shades and minimally patterned prints, they have their long khadi kurtas nad if you want them more for a flexible use, try out the brand's short kurtas that you can wear with jeans and not just pyjamas.
One word - pathani. Didn't get it? Check out these long linen kurtas from Lazy Panda that look a lot like a pathani with the buttoned slivers on top of the shoulders and shirt sleeves giving them their distinct look. These linen kurtas are long and come in dark solid shades. You can pair them with dhotis or even plain pyjamas or a pair of jeans. Normal kurtas are nice and all but these are a great alternative too! For something lighter, try their patch pocket detail solid short kurta.
Psst, just be careful to not burn the ends as you light those diyas.
Vastrr is our go-to for solid kurtas. Not too extra or flashy but still, classy, this brand's cotton kurtas come in a range of colours. We will also suggest their ikat printed full-sleeve shirts that go well for any casual or ethnic occasion. All handstitched, you will find the fit to be fine. Earthy and summery shades add a rustic vibe to the brand's apparel. You can wear these with a pair of jeans, pyjamas or even dhotis. All priced at around INR 1,500, you can avail discounts as the festive season approaches.
Panash is one brand that has a fine collection of occasion wear, be it for family gatherings or festivals. Dress like kings with this brand's lycra kurta-churidar set and their indo-western sherwani sets. For a more chic getup, try their asymmetric kurta with pyjama that comes in solid shades of yellow and blue. We also love their chikankari kurta set that has intricate embroidery on light-coloured kurta. Note - you might have to splurge a little here.
Yes they have stores across the country but if you don't want to step out after long work hours or during the weekend chaos, order from their online store. We love their jackets in solid colours. The cotton kurtas and shirts with Chinese collars are perfect for slightly balmy weather. Plus the cottons at Fabindia are always comfy and of high quality, and they last forever! And they start from around INR 900 only.
Jaypore curates some of the best handloom wear from around India. You will find good quality cotton, blockprinted shirts for just INR 1,400 and cotton khadi kurtas for INR 1290. If you want to go light, pick up a short kurta for INR 990 only. They dispatch in a maximum of three business days (might take longer due to COVID-19 restrictions).
Ajio does these preppy blockprinted shirts which look great mixed with sports-inspired bottoms (slim black joggers, cropped trousers and trainers). Made with cotton, these breezy shirts are perfect for day and night. They flaunt all-over handblock prints, patch pockets and mandarin collars and these make them ultra breezy and light to wear. And best of all, they come for INR 600 onwards.
Pro-Tip: Want a custom fit? They are selling fabrics for as low as INR 200!