Saptami night out or Ashtami anjali, pujo without panjabi (Bengali for men's kurtas) is not getting the look right, guys. It's not too late, and there's still some days left for pujo. So waste no time and hit these stores to get your pick of the essential crisp cotton Bengali panjabi.
#PujoFashionFix: Men, Pick The Best Of Crisp Cotton Bengali Panjabis At These Stores
When it comes to shopping, Gariahat has almost everything that you may want or need. From sarees to panjabis, dresses, lingerie, accessories, bags and jewellery, the four corners of Gariahat have hubs that cater to every need.The panjabi stores cluster all across Rash Behari Avenue, but one of the most popular stores that stocks the essential Bengali cotton ones s Kimbadanti. Located just opposite Basanti Devi College, this store has every kind from traditional white cottons with minimal embroidery at the neck to sherwanis in eye-popping colours.
Adi Mohini Mohan Kanjilal
A fave haunt of Bengali shoppers, Adi Mohini Mohan Kanjilal stands tall right at the heart of College Street. One of north Kolkata's foremost fashion stores, travellers to the city often keep it in their list of shopping places to hit. With a wide collection of ethnic and traditional wear, Adi Mohini Mohan has some of the finest cotton panjabi collection.
Another store in Gariahat that has a list of hundreds of loyal customers who swear by their panjabis is Kinnar-Kinnaree. Located at the mouth of Hindustan Road on Rash Behari Avenue and standing just opposite Kimbadanti, this store stocks a variety of men's and women's ethnic wear. Bengali-style cotton panjabis to pajamas, dhutis and churidars to go along with it, you'll find them in different shades and designs. Do check out the old Bengal zamindari-style panjabis.
With ten branches scattered across the city and its fringes, Punjabi Museum is a popular favourite that you must definitely check out. Within the city you can visit their standalone branches in Esplanade and College Street or the one inside Diamond Plaza to find your best pick of cotton panjabi for your Ashtami morning. Remember to check their plain cotton short panjabis and kurtas that you may want to team with trousers and bag them for your regular wear.
Another hood in the city that has a hub of panjabi stores lining the streets is Chitpur's Rabindra Sarani. Walk down the stretch of road from Nakhoda Masjid towards Bara Bazar crossing and you'll see lines of kurta and panjabi stores stacked one after the other. Klassic Kurta is one of the best stores to try here. A great place to pick the pristine white cotton panjabis with chikankari detailing or light embroidery done, Klassic's collection boasts of a variety of cuts and styles. The whites are more, but you'll also find the coloured ones too.
Tucked inside a beautiful old Kolkata bungalow in Jatin Das Road, Swatantra specialises in handpicked and handwoven fashion. A boutique boasting of traditional and regional weaves collection, you can find exclusive kantha and light embroidered cotton panjabis. All woven in cotton, the standout embroideries make them perfect for the pujo look. Team it up with their coloured cotton dhutis for a rich festive look!
If you're iffy about fitting and is looking for a place with well-fitted Bengali-style Punjabis, then Prapti is store that you must check. With alterations and fitting services available in store and a wide range of sizes in store, Prapti's collection of panjabis can get you sorted without hassle. From simple white cotton ones to coloured ones in full and short sleeve, there's a wide variety to pick from.