We’re just going to be upfront and say, we’ve been ignoring grooms and their entourage. But, here we are, hoping you’ll accept our apology and subsequently refer to our guide of where to shop if you have a trillion weddings coming up; and if you’re the groom, we’re hoping you have a good one.

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Heritage Handloom Emporium

Anita Dongre 

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We realise since everything that’s associated with her name says “Jaipur Bride”, it might throw men off. But tucked away in the back of her sprawling store is a men’s rack. She does sherwanis, suits, kurtas, jackets, bottoms, shirts and accessories, all staying true to her exquisite aesthetic of gota pati embroidery, pop colours, and timeless cuts. We’d recommend this more for the groom, or perhaps brothers of.

Where: Find a store here.

Price: INR 47,790 onwards for sherwanis and  INR 6,000 onwards for kurtas

Contact:  +91 7303030343

Check out their website here.  Follow their Facebook page here.

Brahaan by Narains

This store is a blessing for grooms, best men and friends. Narains does traditional and smart wedding wear for men, but the surprising show horse is their understated semi-formal range of Indian menswear. Their kurtas come in all gradual shades of heaviness. Or, if you draw the line at a plain raw silk kurta with minimal gold piping, that’s fine too. Their staff is super helpful; they’ll help you combine the fabric from one piece, buttons from another, thread-work from a third, and will have it ready when they say they will. We like the ability to browse styles online {especially their very cool Indo-western collection} and to click on a tab titled ‘Call a Darzi’ for home visits!

Where: Find a store here.

Price: INR 4,000 to INR 80,000

Contact: +91 9871686111

Check out their website here.

Varun Bahl

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Lest we forget, amidst all of Varun Bahl’s glory, his Indian menswear collection is by far one of the best out there. The team of designers take the time to understand personal styles, blend in industry expertise as well as interesting trends, and turn out some beautifully crafted work. His wedding collection – designed in collaboration with Karan Johar – is worth a look or two.

Where: 302, Second Floor, DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj

Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur

Timings: 11am – 8pm

Contact:  011 40533221, email them at vbemporio@varunbahl.com

Check out their website here.  Follow their Facebook page here.

Heritage Handloom Emporium

You’ve probably already been here if you’re looking, and if you haven’t, Heritage in South Extension is a great place to be shopping for weddings. thedelhibride’s Delhi groom scored his wedding sherwani from Heritage, and she swears by it, and him. If you’re not the one tying the knot, they also have a collection of kurtas, and again, after some major sifting, you might score an understated, silk kurta with minimal work. Again, if time is on your side, they can customise your outfit.

Where: G 12, Main Market, South Extension Part I

Nearest Metro Station: Moolchand or AIIMS

Price: On request

Timings: 10am – 9pm

Contact:  011 24623208, 011 24697265, +91 9953246500


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Ultimate in luxe, rich colours and detailing only synonymous with his genius, Sabya’s men’s collection needs to make it to every groom’s checklist. They start retailing at INR 18,000, which for his label, is quite reasonable. That said, the collection is more apt for smaller events like a mehendi or puja.

Where: H-5/11, Mehrauli Road, Near Qutub Minar

Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar

Timings: 10am – 7pm

Contact:  011 26644350

Check out their website here. 

Dhruv Sehgal 

You might be put off by the excessive bling, hectic prints, and some shiny objects; it’s just the stuff you need to look through to get to the good stuff. Keep telling yourself one thing — customisation. What we fancy the most are his Nehru jackets, on the pricier side, but available in a host of colours and detailing. You also have the option of booking an appointment with him to customise your outfits, including suits, shirts, jackets, breaches, and bandhgalas.

Where: S-45, GK-I and E-23 South Extension-I

Nearest Metro Station: Kailash Colony and Moolchand

Follow their Facebook page here. 

Study by Janak

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If overdone is your style, along with stones, embellishments and too much work, Study shouldn’t be a problem, but if you’re trying to keep it classy, you’ll have to really filter. The good thing is though, if you do have time, they have a made to measure service, where you can ask them to cut down work on something you fancy. Their portfolio includes everything—kurtas, suits, sherwanis, bandhgalas, accessories…everything. PS: They’re one of the few Indian companies that makes suits for Savile Row, and given they’ve been in the business for ages, they know their fits.

Where: Find a store here.

Price: INR 5,900 onwards

Check out their website here. Follow their Facebook page here.

Sunil Mehra

Another solo designer dedicating himself to men’s fashion. Sunil Mehra is great for his line of kurtas and sherwanis. Think electric blue kurtas with a patiala, complimented by a baby blue Nehru jacket. Yes. It’s on.

Where: M-66, GK-I

Nearest Metro Station: Kailash Colony

Price: On request

Contact:  011 29231155, 011 41634788, email them at contact@sumilmehra.co.in

Check out their website here.

Jivjeet Singh 

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If you’re in the market for strictly Western wear, you may want to focus on this designer. He specialises in tailored, customised men’s suits, bandhgalas and tuxes. So if you’re looking for a double breasted, slim fit or any other fit suit tailored to perfection, he may be your man. He does only bespoke services, so you’ll have to make an appointment to discuss your options.

Where: Store #106, First Floor, Moulsari Arcade, DLF Phase 3, Gurgaon {by appointment only}

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Center

Contact:  +91 9818621624 or email him at jivjeetsingh@gmail.com

Check out their website here. Follow their Facebook page here. 

Mallika Mathur

More popular for her women’s designs, we recently attended a wedding with all the boys’ side in plain, self-printed, understated kurtas. Again, perfect for when you’re gifting all the men in your family clothes for the mehendi, for smaller events like a day puja.

Contact:  011 41749910

Suket Dhir

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This one, and the men who wear him, have most definitely got our vote. Made from natural and sustainable fabrics, including cottons, linen, bamboo, fine mulmul and silk brands, and all transformed into super pathan suits, Nehru jackets and shirts. Completely perfect for day events, morning weddings, or evening soirees.

Where: F-574/B2, 2nd Floor, Near CNG Pump, Anuvrat Marg, Lado Sarai. Also available at Good Earth. Bespoke orders by appointment.

Nearest Metro Station: Saket

Price: On request

Contact:  +91 8447656660

Check out their website here.Follow their Facebook page here.

Raghavendra Rathore

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Perfect with cuts, finish and silhouettes, think soft pin-tucked silk kurtas, and all white bandhgalas, with pop colour pocket squares. If you’re loaded, we couldn’t recommend his bespoke services more. Special mention: He nails the bandhgala jackets. Nails. Get ready to spend the big bucks, although you could manage a kurta in under 20k.

Where: Find a store here.

Check out their website here. Follow their Facebook page here.

White Champa

Another one from the natural fabrics and Indian handloom bandwagon, White Champa does a very simple, light collection of kurtas {on order} for men. Get in touch for their customisation services.

Where: Find a stockist here.

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Price: On request

Timings: 10am – 6pm, Closed on Sundays

Contact:  +91 9873825563

Check out their website here.  Follow their Facebook page here. 

{With inputs from Rashi Wadhera, Aditi Datta, thedelhibride and Wed me Good}