Monday, March 7, 2011

The Perfect Combination: Nehru Jackets & Medallions

Nehru jackets were a must in the late 60s for any stylish man. Inspired by the traditional Achkan jackets worn by India's Prime Minister Jawarhalal Nehru, these jackets fell somewhere around the hips unlike Achkans which fell beneath the knees. Its Mandarin collar added a touch of elegance.

The growing interest at the time on Oriental cultures was one of the reasons behind the Nehru's success. Medallions shaped liked Medieval crosses or with a bold design were the perfect accessory to be worn with a Nehru jacket, since they contrasted with the jacket's minimalism.

Photo: GQ


SC said...

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