Monday, December 21, 2009

The Orange Nehru Jacket

Around 1966-1967 menswear was taken by storm by the "Nehru Jacket". Inspired by the jackets worn by India's Prime Minister at the time, Sir Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, these jackets became a staple in every stylish men's wardrobe.

Part of their success I believe has to do with the fact that the ethnic, hindu, hippie, and bohemian trends were developing during this years, and considering that the jacket's aesthetic blended well with the Mod clothing of the era.

Below an original version of the Nehru jacket in bright orange with the buttons placed on the side.

Photo: Flickr


jeune_premier said...

It's sooo Mod!maybe i can' support it but im sure that if i lived at the 60's i would definitely have one!!

RetroVintageModStyle said...

I have one but sadly it doesn't fit anymore, maybe I should buy another one or get a new tailored one.