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Nehru jackets for men at affordable prices

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Some call them Nehru jackets, some prefer the term bandhgalas, and now there are those who prefer the name Modi jacket.

Call it what you will, the Nehru jacket has become a must have for most Indian men because its just so versatile. You can opt for a cotton or linen jacket for the summer or a heavier one for the winter. Team it with a kurta-pajama for a formal, ethnic look or just go casual with jeans and a shirt!

A nautical consultant based in Delhi Shishir Bhatnagar loves Nehru jackets for their convenience. He prefers darker shades like grey and brown.

shishir wearing a white and maroon coloured jacket along with mustard coloured jeans and brownish yellow coloured shoes.

Here Shishir shows us how he likes to cut a formal look in a Nehru jacket.

"They are good because they leave your arms free to push your wheelchair with. Formal suit jackets, blazers and coats are cumbersome for wheelchair users to put on. I use the Nehru jacket for occasions where a more formal look is required. Being sleeveless it also makes propelling my wheelchair easier".

Here are some we found promising all under ₹1,500.

A model wearing pastel coloured nehru jacket on white coloured kurta

Cotton Printed Nehru Jacket

Cut a cool look in this cotton hand block printed look by Fab India in a Chinese collar in pastel pink. Works well as casual work wear and for a dinner.


The colour is pastel pink and the fabric is cotton promising comfortable wear all day long. There's a row of wooden buttons in front and you can team it with a light coloured kurta or shirt.


Available at fabindia

A model wearing a red Silk nehru jacket on maroon coloured shirt

Red Silk Nehru Jacket

Looking for something more flamboyant? This red silk pattern could be right up your street. Made by the brand Veera Paridhaan, the sleeveless waistcoat has dull gold work all over and has a Chinese collar.


The fabric of this waistcoat is blended silk and the colour Is a deep red with dull gold thread work all over in leaf pattern. There are four buttons in black in front.


₹ 1474* from Limeroad

A model wearing a traditional nehru jacket with floral designs on it with a greenish coloured kurta

Aespen ethnic wear Nehru jacket/Modi jacket/Sleeveless Bandi/traditional Koti

If you are looking for a more muted look in silk, this may be the one for you. A floral print design which has a fitted look and works well for both ethnic and casual looks. The waistcoat has slit pockets with slits on the slide.


The background beige in colour with a floral print in blue, green and off white. There are six buttons in front in dark bottle green.

Available at amazon

Amar wearing plain grey coloured jacket over a silk shirt.

Mumbai-based lawyer Amar Jain loves jackets like these with some embroidery work on them.

"I love to wear jackets with a little embroidery on kurta pajama a or over a silk shirt. They work well for party and wedding wear. You can even wear them inside suits. As a visually impaired person I look for fabric that is comfortable to touch and a colour that goes with all clothes".

Here Amar is wearing a sleeveless jacket in a grey blend with wooden buttons in a row in front with a Chinese collar.

A model wearing a brown coloured jacket over a orange coloured kurta.

Sleeveless Solid Men Jacket

This solid brown cotton blend cuts the classic look. It has a Chinese collar and is sleeveless. Works well with kurtas and trousers.


This jacket is a light brown in colour with a row of 4 buttons in front of the same fabric.


Available at flipkart

A model wearing a multi-coloured jacket with chinese collar over a white coloured shirt.

Men Multicoloured Printed Linen Nehru Jacket

Hangup's multi-coloured printed jacket cuts a different look. This sleeveless bull futon jacket has a Chinese collar and comes with three pockets.


The background is a powder blue with flowers in light pink, orange and red and light green leaves entwined. The buttons are round in shape with a black outline.


Available at myntra

Designs that show you what makes the Nehru jacket such a hit across seasons and looks!

* Prices may vary.

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