With billboards of glamorous models splattered all across cities and designers coming up with their unique Eid collections exclusively for women, we seem to completely ignore that men also celebrate Eid! As a result, most men often resort to last minute shopping at Kurta Corner or just simply get something stitched.
However, the market seems to be blossoming with some really trendy and traditional outfits for men at major retail houses. Here are our top picks for men this Eid. Keeping in mind their hassle-free shopping preferences, these outfits are available off-the-rack at reasonable prices in a variety of sizes.
The Khaadi Man
Khaadi has lately been a hit amongst women with their bright colours and funky prints. But their collection for men is all about earthy tones and subtle textures that will definitely help make a fashion statement. This textured chocolate brown kurta with hints of maroon is perfect for a man who does not like to blend in with the crowd. It is simple yet unconventional for the modern man. This particular number costs Rs2,500.
Exclusively made out of dobby fabric, this pale blue kurta by JJ consists of flawless, traditional bunnat embroidery and fine, geometrical textured print. Surely, it is an outfit meant for men of all ages. It’s calm hue and light material is perfect for the scorching summer. Available at all J. stores across the country, this particular kurta is priced at Rs2,685.
Gul Ahmed’s Ethnic collection presents an interesting blend of vibrant shades and crisp whites in a variety of material including jacquard, dobby fabric, voile, chambray, etc. Our favourite pick is the fresh self-checkered blue kurta with subtle embroidery on the kurta patti. While an appropriate colour-choice for the festivities, this could even come in handy for a mehendi. The particular kurta is reasonably priced at Rs2,550.
Designer Arsalan Iqbal has come up with a more diverse collection consisting of block prints as well as embroidery. “One of my favourites is this chocolate brown kurta that has been made with copper — colored block printing,” says Iqbal. “It’s a very subtle colour that you can either give an elegant touch to or just make it look very bad.” The printing on the kurta is inspired from a painting and the fabric used is 100% cotton. The outfit has a soft silhouette and is durable for the summer season. It costs Rs3,950.
A&F collection by Bonanza
In a string of hiring designers and celebs for its collections, Bonanza has taken Aijaz Aslam and Faisal Qureshi on board this Eid, to design the menswear collection. The collection consists of typical intricate embroidery around the neckline, sleeves and even the colour fitting into a more formal category. “This brown kurta is my top pick since it’s my favourite colour and has very delicate and decent embroidery giving it a more formal look,” says Aslam. The kurta is available for Rs4,980.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2013.
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