5 accessories that will add elegance to your sherwani

It is so true that Sherwani has been an integral part of traditional Indian attire for all kinds of celebrations we could ever think of. And especially the first and best pick for the big fast wedding, be it the groom or the guest. The word ‘Sherwani’ actually refers to the dress of the people of Shirvan in the Southern Caucasus region, the people from that region had a considerable impact on the arts and culture of the Mughal Empire and hence sherwani is all here with us. Undoubtedly, a sherwani adds elegance to your appearance, but wouldn’t it be great if you could more elegance to the sherwani itself. Well, the following accessories could help you on that and P N RAO can help on owning those accessories with style.

Tie the turbans

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Turban is something that will do the first part of the whole trick. If you’re in a sherwani and wearing a turban, one can bet for sure, they’ll notice your turban before they have a glance on your sherwani. Adding to these, turbans are an integral part of an Indian groom’s outfit. And, instead of settling for a simple turban, go for a bejewelled one. You could shop for graceful designer turbans at PNRAO in Bangalore; turbans which are studded with precious or semi-precious stones, coloured to match your sherwani and with stunning patterns are all awaiting you at PNRAO.

Kalgi, the turban’s delight:

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Turbans may catch the attention of the masses, but a kalgi pinned on to it will steal the show. Kalgi is a brooch for your turban. Establish a prominent look on your turbans with pinning a shinning kalgi to it. It’s real better to go for an ornamented kalgi that would match with the colours of your sherwani.

Go grand with the Pearl mala

These are nothing but the pearl garlands that a man could mount on while in a sherwani. Pearls are highly underrated by men, but men can pair to their sherwani them with utmost poise. The Pearl malas or garlands were traditionally worn by Maharajas on special occasions, not to mention that those were made of freshwater pearls.

Pin the brooches

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You can just simply pin brooches on your sherwani to liven it up. A brooch is a versatile accessory and it could be easily paired up with any kind of outfit, be it the traditional or the western. Go with gold brooches for your sherwani to embed the style direct into the sherwani.

Sport on a Jutti, the royal way

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After putting in this much attention to your whole attire, it would be unfair if you didn’t care about the footwear to match your sherwani. Just sport on a Jutti, as you’ll never be so wrong in life if you had thought people will never notice it. Especially if you are a groom in the big fat wedding, make sure you will never miss out the Jutti.

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Dress up for your best friends wedding!

The best part of everyone’s life is the time spent with a friend. Literally the ultimate moments of happiness were the time with a friend who has always been at your side during all aspects of life. Now, when it comes to his/ her wedding, the specialness of the moment doesn’t limit within their lives, but extends to yours too. It’s seemingly important in what’s your choice of dress to your friend’s wedding. Let’s see about the various choices that you could make based on the wedding situations.

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Daytime wedding
In recent times, suits have been an increasingly popular choice when it comes to a wedding. We at P N RAO have seen the difficulty that rises among people with what type of suit to wear to the wedding. And is not just an ordinary wedding, it’s your friend’s wedding where you get a chance to showcase your style with your all other fellow friends. In a daytime wedding on summertime, it’s always advised to be in a light-coloured suit, especially linen or seersucker. While for the weddings on winter, it’s time for warmer clothing like wool suits and a navy blazer. Navy blazer with charcoal pant makes an awesome fashion team, at the same time depending on the temperature mount on a sweater underneath the blazer. You could also dress up with decent dress shirt, tie and dress pants, but dress it up with a blazer to add up elegance to the whole attire. And remember, daytime wedding are no place for tuxedoes

Evening Occasion
It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter when it comes the colour of suit at evening occasions of the wedding. For any evening occasion of the wedding, a dark suit is always appropriate. Just stay casual; you can wear a blazer and clacks with a nice tie. It’s vital to make sure that if you have a tuxedo, or you just like wearing one, by all means do it. A tuxedo is an evening thing; it adds up grace to your appearance throughout the occasion. Remember James bond in his tuxedo and a bow-tie, how sartorial he looked on it. That’s the right way to feature yourself in the evening occasion of your friend’s wedding. When you suit up in a tuxedo, you can choose between a black shirt and a collarless white shirt to blend in style with the ensemble.

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You could be the best friend to him/her who has always spent your free time at his/her home. This means you’re part of the family and you have very good relationship with the friend’s family. This is the time when you turn to wear something that will be in match with the whole family’s fashion plan for the big day. Wear a suit if the family is taking the western road, but if it’s going to be the Indian way, you know what you’ll have to wear. It’s most probably the sherwani, India’s favourite wedding outfit. Get your sherwani to be bright and with a festive outlook to get in sync with the wedding celebration. Well, now you the appropriate attire to dress up for your friend’s wedding.

Dress up on HOLI

Being Indians, we have always loved to dress up grand of any occasion we go, but when it’s comes to dressing up for holi, a whole new approach is the need of the hour. With just one more day to go it’s high time to get enlightened on what to wear on this festival of colours. The foremost thing to consider is where you are going on this holi, is it to the full-time fun filled holi celebration with colours or to the evening parties or the houses of the relatives. Here let’s see about the most awaited celebration of colour powders and waters.

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The colourful adventure

To start with the fundamentals apply olive, mustard or coconut oil on your skin and hair, and make sure that this doesn’t mean get soaked with oil. This will prevent colour from seeping through and make it a lot easier to get rid of it later as well. Now pick up a light coloured dress, preferably white and make sure is a perfect fit shirt or t-shirt and not so tight or not so loose. If you don’t have a white one, you can choose wear light shades of green, yellow, blue and pink. You should choose for light colours as the celebration is about colours and they should be visible, in dark coloured outfits colours are not visible enough to prove your celebration.

Be under-cover

It’s always better to wear a full-sleeve t-shirt or shirt so have your skin safe from the chemicals in the colour powders that could affect it. The selection of dress can be old, but not worn out, since a worn out dress can put you in awkward situations when you are having fun running, playing and splashing colours. If you feel your hair is too sensitive of the colours that will be splashed at you please remember to wear a cap or cover your hair with a light coloured scarf. Wearing a scarf can make you look trendy and at the same time have your hair in safe zone. For the selection of pants an old fitting jean will do good.It’s always better to go with cotton outfits rather than clothes made of other fabrics.

Accessories for holi

Make sure you keep your expensive watches, branded sunglasses and designer accessories like handbags, belts and shoes at home. Since you aren't going to manage to keep them safe or dry, please avoid carrying phones and other gadgets and gizmos. The same will go for expensive jewellery. The only accessory that’s advisable to wear is a normal chappal, have in mind to wear normal rubber chappals or the Hawaii or your flip-flops, these will help you enjoy the whole celebration aiding you move free. Strictly say no to leather slippers. That’s it folks, you are all ready for the exuberant celebration of a lifetime. Spread the colours of life into every heart in this holi festival.

Types of relatives at an Indian Wedding

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Being Indian is incredible; what’s more incredible are the Great Indian Weddings. In India, a wedding is something more than two souls tying a knot. It’s the single most memorable event for the couple getting married, while it’s a fun filled family get-together for the rest of the family members. A wedding is more like a family festival celebrated with auspicious and amusing rituals aided by the participation of the entire family. These weddings are the places where your get to meet so many types of relatives from the classic vintage people to the modern yo yo dudes. Let’s look creep into the types of relatives that you may cross through in your weddings.

The Organizers

 These are the people who have gained lots of trust from your parents and other relatives, now they are in charge of your whole wedding plan. From the food menu to the music played in wedding they put in their well-experienced plan and try to make the celebration big. At times their decisions may not join in sync with your expectations, but trust them they are experts in the field they know what’s good.

The Gamers

They are the flock of elder people who are interested in games, especially cards. These people have their own fun and don’t really care about what’s happening around. They are always busy with their games.

The Advisory Council

This council consists of the people from the vintage era. As they are high in the family tree and are more respected that they take their advantage of imposing their ideologies onto the wedding arrangements. As they are elders, we have no other go; we will have to listen to them. And that doesn’t mean we follow that, just listen; they want to be heard.

The Criticism committee

 Ah, these are the most annoying people finding faults in every single thing they see on our wedding. Starting from the colour of the decoration papers to the food served their criticism is going to test our patience by all means. Just don’t get into a conversation with them, maintain distance to keep things cool.

The Distant Visitors

The people from far, far away and visited us long, long ago get a chance to visit the family after a long time. These are the people who embarrass you with releasing your childhood secrets into the crowd, as that’s the only thing they know about you. Usually they have this dialogue to say “You have grown up so fast”, as if they just saw us yesterday.

The Gossip Gang

If you are ever bored or tired just meet this gang highly populated by the ladies of your family. In a few minutes they will just remove your ignorance you had on your family, by discussing stories of almost all genres that ever happened in your family.

The Braggers

Now, here come the so called high class members of your family who keep on brag themselves. These people are slightly business minded and are a great show off; they keep on talk about the gift they are planning to give you, their son who has recently purchased a car at US, etc. Just maintain some distance unless you are going to have some fun in being sarcastic with them.

The Teenagers

They are your distant cousins who get to meet the family after a long time. These teenagers are fond of weddings as they might have imagined more on in it, due to the influence of cinema. They try to have fun playing, dancing, singing and more fun on playing pranks on the relatives present there. Your wedding will be never seem lively without these people.

The Kids section

The gang of your niece and nephews and every other small kid present at your wedding spread the happiness more into hearts by just watching them. The jumping, playing, dancing and all naughtiness they exhibit are going to be the memorable events of your whole wedding ceremony.

This is not all, a wedding has so many other hearts and souls meeting and greeting you for your well being in future. Experience the wedding with all fun you could, for it’s a once in life time opportunity.

Honeymoon on a budget

Getting married is so exciting and wonderful … and stressful … and expensive. After all, saying “I do” to your significant other also means saying yes to a reception hall, a caterer, and half-a-trillion other intricate details such as flowers, place settings, and the list goes on and on. While the wedding will certainly be one of the happiest moments of your life, you also deserve an epic honeymoon that will kick off your marriage bliss — and won’t run straight through your savings.

Given below are a few  renowned destinations abroad that could enable you to choose from the wide variety of choices in your budget. We hope that the below list could surely be of use when you are looking to choose some destinations for Honeymoon.

Bali, Indonesia

This is indeed the Indonesia’s most touristed island in a most sought after destination for honeymoon. The breathtaking volcanoes and private beaches surely make it greatly desirable. The green scenery gives you the tranquility and serenity that’s ideal for a romantic setup.

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Luang Prabang, Laos

A couple in love with architecture, would surely find it an exciting destination. The elegance of French architecture, golden temples, eye catching waterfalls, cave temples and laid back riverside ambience gives you the extra thrust for those fun filled moments in life.

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Borneo, Malaysia

Bornea is the Nature’s way of bringing you close to beauty; this is the lovers’ paradise. Nothing beats the scenic beauty and green laurels of trees that fill the place. You can enjoy wildlife on rainforest treks, exploring waterfalls in national parks.

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Switzerland

The land of the Alps is but a blissful imagery that can get anyone spell bound. The colorful and neat country gives you those solemn moments that are work preserving as a memory of a lifetime. The Alpine mountain ranges are the real highlight of the land.

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Thailand

Be it the white sandy beaches and the crystal blue waters of Pattaya or the exotic spiritual exuberance of the land, they have marked their name among the most desired places in the world. Their tourism tagline truly holds true; TIME magazine has reported it as the most visited city in the world in 2013.

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We are hoping that this information was helpful and informative. We also wish you an amazing time with the love of your life.

has reported it as the most visited city in the world in 2013.

We are hoping that this information was helpful and informative. We also wish you an amazing time with the love of your life.

Things to avoid while buying your shaadi ki sherwani

On your wedding day everything becomes as important as the most important thing. However, there are priorities that can’t be altered. Among them the wedding dress surely falls among the top three. Your wedding wardrobe is surely going to be a permanent memory of your lifetime. Therefore, ensuring that the perfect combo has to be met is of ultimate importance. Considering that sherwanis have become the tidal trend for grooms, because of its regal classy look. However, you should ensure that you look nothing short of fabulous.

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Here are a few tips that you could keep in mind, when you are planning for that one great sherwai, on your one great day.

  • Fabric is the key

Only a sherwani with a great fabric will give you that commendable look that can cast a spell on your partner. Anything outrageous would surely put of all the people, on a day when you want all eyes to be on you. So get the most elegant fabric, it is not optional but a mandate for your look.

  • Contrasting Colors

You don’t want start your life in contrasting colors!  The responsibility of ensuring that you look a great pair falls greatly on your attire. Ensuring that both the bride and groom look coherent on this great day is very important, because your snaps are going to be a lifelong keepsake.

  • Fit is hit

On your wedding day you do not want to look like the dress belonged to someone else. Keep in mind that custom made design would suit better as compared to the available fits. Also ensure that when you are on your wedding shopping spree take clothes that fit your body type. If you are very skinny- padded shoulders could make you look a little better built. Comfort is another point you would not want to compromise on such a day.

  • Attractive Aura

On your wedding get the best looking sherwani and never settle for anything lesser. Look for ones with extensive embroidery with an opulent texture. Sophistication is a key element of the groom; he has to look the best in the hall.

So make your wedding count! Get the best and look the best in for that one great day that has the value of a lifetime.

Jawaharlal Nehru and his Bandhgala jacket

The first thought of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is a man of extreme simplicity and innate style. With his eloquent speech and sartorial elegance he was indeed a shining star in his era. Today is a day to remember him for his great works and also for his stylish outlook too.  Well renowned for his Bandhgala jacket and the Nehru topi, he did have a modish aura around him.

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However, the strangest part of the story is that Pandit Nehru himself did not wear this jacket named after him. The jacket was designed after the South Asian achkan or sherwani, worn by the first Prime Minister of Independent India.

The Nehru jacket is a hip length coat with a mandarin collar. This varies from the one wore by Panditji in its design – his jacket reached was a knee length one, while the Nehru jacket reaches up to the hips.

The Nehru Jacket – Bandh Gale ka coat (Hindi for close necked jacket), is believed to have been designed in the 1940s and has become a part of the formal wear in the subcontinent. The jacket attained its popularity when classic bands such as the Beatles and Monkees wore these. This jacket also started featuring in various James Bond movies, as the villan’s attire.

However, we like to remember him not only as a senior member in our freedom struggle and post independent development, but as a star who carried the classiness of new culture. From then to now, the Nehru jacket has come a long way. Today we see a lot of movie stars sporting the Nehru jacket. Stars like Saif Ali Khan, Fawad Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Ayushman Khurana are a few among the many who have taken the style to a whole new level.

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We would like to end with one of his statement from his famous “Tryst with Destiny” – “It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity.”

The science of tying a tie bar

  A tie bar is used to fasten the tie to your shirt so that it stays in place but a tie bar is also a small detail that can have a big impact on a look. Tie bars come in two styles: pinch clasp and slide clasp. If you wear a thin tie then slide clasp would be more appropriate. A tie bar can have positive impact on your looks and at the same time can also have a negative impact. So it is necessary to wear a tie bar correctly and here are some tips to help you with this.

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P N RAO Suits – Tying a Tie Bar

       Position: The ideal spot for the tie bat is in between the 3rd and 4th button.

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P N RAO Suits – Tie Bar

     Size: A tie bar should never be wider than your tie. 3/4 the width of the tie is just about perfect.

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P N RAO Suits – Tie Bar

Attachment: The tie bar should be pinned to the shirt to keep the tie in place at all times.

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P N RAO Suits – Tie Bar

Colour: Gold or silver colour tie bars are perfect. Its classic and looks great on everyone. However, it’s great to go funky at times for a completely different look.

A bow tie says a man has a sense of humour!!

After years under the chins of the pocket-protector crowd, the bow tie is cool. It now appears on “Gossip Girl” characters, fashion runways and sports stars – as well as young urban metro sexual men. Forgotten by fashion for years, a bow tie today is both nostalgic and new.

Bow ties have remained one of the most classic and elegant piece of clothing since a long time. Like bitters in cocktails, bow ties are a particular taste that ebbs and flows, Bow ties are believed to have predated long ties. The real origin of the bow ties and wearing them with the formal suit dates back to 1700 era. It is perhaps the simplicity and elegance of bow ties that has made it so well renowned on all sorts of formal functions and parties.

Traditionally the bow tie is self tied, although many men nowadays prefer pre-tied bow ties. The classic bow tie is black in colour and is worn with a tuxedo jacket, and pleated tuxedo dress shirt. Not formal enough? Then the white bow tie will be your choice. White bow ties are rarely worn and usually reserved for so called “White Tie Affair”. The white bow tie is then matched with a tailcoat jacket, wing tip collar dress shirt, and a white vest instead of a cummerbund. White tie attire is usually associated with height political functions that most men will never get invited to.

Bow ties are not always for black tie events. In fact many professions are associated with wearing bow ties. The most common professions people think of are Professors, Architects and Designers. These bow ties are usually much more playful in colour and pattern. Stripes, checks and polka dots are quite common. Winston Churchill for example was known for wearing a polka dot bow tie. In Recent times David Beckham has been snapped in a bow tie with a vest but no jacket – formally informal. Increasingly, teens love them, too. Kevin Jonas, the eldest of the Jonas Brothers pop trio, wears bow ties with the top button of his casual shirt unbuttoned.

Most of all, wearing neck ties has become the most important style statement and fashion sense for men. Today, you will find men accessorizing their neck and adding this extra special piece of apparel to their dress for the royal look.

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