If you are shopping for a fashionable fella, why not give him a gift that will really set him and his style apart from the crowd. Here’s our pick of some of the best Jamai Shoshti gifts you can buy from local brands in the city.
Gift Your Jamai Something Special From These 5 Local Brands
A Shirt That Stands Out
They say it’s the shirt that makes you or breaks you. Brunito is a high-end label that offers the finest quality luxury formal shirts. If you head to the stores, you could find pictures of Brett Lee and Tendulkar picking up shirts from the Kolkata stores. The brand has been built in association with an Italian designer label and their fabrics are imported. You can choose from more than 3,000 designs. Besides the premium fabric, their in-house tailoring quality is unmatched. The thread brand they use, Gutermann, is one of the most premium in the world. Given the features and premium quotient, the prices honestly aren’t sky high. The starting range of a stitched shirt would be around INR 3,000 to 3,500. Have your own fabric and want it tailored by their expert craftsmen? Line up as stitching charges (for a shirt) begin at just INR 1,200.
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The Whole Four Yards
The classic Indian garment – the dhoti can be a great alternative to a pair of trousers when going out on town. Pick up gorgeous embroidered ones from city brand Parama for your jamai and up his cool quotient. They have distinctive ochre and gold borders with intricate embroidery showcasing some atypical Bengal motifs. They ship worldwide (free shipping within India) and are perfect for Bengal’s sultry weather
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A Dose Of Bangaliana
Bong humour is something that only a true Bangali will get. If your jamai loves the Bangla PJs, buy him something from Kolkata label Machh Bhat who are taking ‘Bongness’ to a whole new level with humorous typographic clothing at steal deals! From the Bengali love for “lyadh” (laziness), to the legendary Bengali ‘daak naams’ (nicknames) to the ‘bhalobasha’ (love) for ‘pash balish’ (side pillow), we love how this brand has turned all the nooks and crannies of Bengaliana into swag.
The products are sold via Mydreamstore.com. If you like any particular post on their FB page and would like it printed on a tee, they will do that. The tees start from INR 499.
Ties That Bind
When it’s time to really dress up, why not gift your jamai a standout tie, shoe or jacket from the Tantuja Baluchari outlet on Park Street. Everything here is fashioned from traditional silk saris of Bengal and therefore really unique. The ties are lush with embroideries on rich pinks, blues and scarlet. Starting from around INR 1,500, they will add a touch of flair to your jamai’s outfit. The crisply-tailored jackets are perfect for weddings and elaborate parties. Or you can buy a pair of shoes that showcase the richness and depth of Baluchari work. They have also got bags, wallets, and belts.
Give your jamai a touch of Bengal with a gamchha outfit done an urban kitsch twist from Kolkata brand, 145 East. Their collection combines gamchha, cotton and lungis with niche designs and cuts like the reversible kurtas, man-skirts, light jackets, and others.