Kurtas for men - Feast your eyes on some amazing designs
August 22, 2019
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Who says men's kurtas are boring? They are today among the most versatile of garments. And with the festive season round the corner, this is a must have for all men.
Unni Maxx, a disability rights activist from Kerala, loves to wear kurtas. As a wheelchair user, his preference is for kurtas that are of a slightly shorter length. Given Kerala's hot and humid temperatures, his choice of fabric is but naturally, cotton.
Here's Unni wearing one of his favourites. A sandalwood colored kurta with long sleeves teamed with a mundu. We did say versatile! "I prefer shorter kurtas to long ones because they are easier to adjust when I am on the wheelchair."
Here are some options in bright colours and sober ones, all under ₹ 1500.
Manyavar Green Striped Kurta
If like Unni, you are partial to cotton, do check out the Green Striped Kurta from Manyavar. This comes with a Chinese collar and is lime green in colour. The length is below the knee and works well for both casual and festive occasions.
The kurta is lime green all throughout with faint leaf green lines running vertically. The sleeves are full length and the pattern is visible around the Mandarin collar as well. The just below the knee length makes this comfortable to be in. There's a row of wooden buttons in the front. Team this with a white pajama and you are set!
Available at manyavar
Fab India Cotton Surbhi Short Kurta
If you are looking for casual, this sea blue coloured kurta from Fab India cuts a really smart look. You can team this with pants or jeans. Or go really trendy and wear it with a sarong.
This is a half sleeve kurta with Chinese collar. The fabric is cotton which makes it super comfortable to wear. The colour is a solid sea blue all through and there's a row of four wooden buttons in front.
Available at fabindia
There are many advantages to having a solid coloured kurta like the one above. You can wear them as they are or throw a jacket on for a more festive look like Dr Riitesh Sinha, an innovator with cerebral palsy from Karnal, Haryana, has done in this picture.
"Being a wheelchair user, I prefer wearing short kurtas with a collar of the Chinese type. The designs of some readymade kurtas are such that they become fluffy from the front while sitting, so I wear them with jackets so it looks settled."
Solid White Cotton Short Kurta
Cut a cool, cool look in the summer heat with Abhiyuthan brand's Solid White Cotton Short Kurta. This has a round neck and comes with long sleeves. The blend is pure cotton so you don't just look cool, you feel it. There are options available in five shades. Pick between yellow, maroon, mango, multicoloured and peach.
The white kurta has faint grey vertical stripes. The sleeves are long and there's a row of four black buttons in front. The contrast of white and black looks smart and casual. The yellow shirt has lime green and orange vertical stripes with black buttons. The maroon has faint black vertical stripes and buttons in light coloured wood. The mango shirt has faint red and green stripes with black buttons, the multicoloured shirt has mauve and pink stripes with black buttons while the peach has light rust vertical stripes and wooden buttons.
Available at limeroad
Indie Picks Checked Cotton Kurta with Mandarin Collar
Black is beautiful for men and women! Check out this Checked Cotton Kurta by Indie Picks which is black on the whole with thin white stripes crisscrossing the front and back. The fabric is cotton, sleeves are long and the fit is loose without being shapeless.
This short kurta falls just below the hips and has sleeves until the elbows. The colour is a solid black with thin white stripes crossing each other all over. There's a single pocket on the front left side. The fabric is 100% cotton. Wear it with white pajamas or jeans and a pair of sandals to cut a smart look.
Available at ajio
That's a lot of options for you! Go ahead and make your choices.
* Prices may vary.