Whether you’re the groom, a groomsman, part of the ensemble or a wedding attendee, we have the best ethnic labels for men. Wedding seasons in India warrants an ace ethnic game, not by just women but also men. Focusing on silhouettes and labels that perfectly blend traditional emotions of ethnic-wear and the brilliance of contemporary bespoke fitting, we have a list for you.
Best ethnic labels for men this wedding season
Kunal Anil Tanna
With a strong sense of fusion-wear, the line between western-wear and ethnic slowly dwindles, creating a silhouette of its own. This is the name to remember if you’re looking to wear a piece that challenges the status quo of menswear but elegantly and minimally. Look out for their bandi-jackets and bandhgalas and have them trimmed, especially for you.
Sarah & Sandeep
If there’s one label in Mumbai we trust with our wedding suit or sherwani, it’s Sarah & Sandeep. Stitched to perfection, this bespoke name effortlessly aces all forms of formalwear, be it ethnic or Western. Their bespoke silhouettes are usually designed for men who like to stand out on the wedding day, to elevate the style of a contemporary groom. We love their sherwanis and bandhis and can assure you that Sandeep, the co-founder, is no slouch when it comes to making a mark even with the simplest of details.
In this house, every stitch is a seamless integration of rich Indian heritage with modern sensibilities. Aesthetically, we believe they’re passionate about simple elegance but prefer to add a bit of ‘pop’ with their detailing. Being one of the best ethnic labels for men who don’t want to stray too far from tradition yet find themselves on a contemporary radar. Their latest collection ‘BAAG’ is a perfect balance of art, in magnificent flowers and foliage of natural treasures.
The code at the house of Tisa is pure minimalism and the promise of high-quality fabric. The craft emphasizes on traditional and methods of tailoring while aiming towards neo-age aesthetics. Upon close inspection, you’ll see that their designs consist of peculiar Indian details, which is quite refreshing even though it retains its cultural footprint. We find them perfect for pre- and post-wedding ceremonies.
As one of the oldest ethnic labels in the country, Diwan Saheb has been facilitating Indians with exquisite festive wear since 1957. Their craft is a mélange of modernity and ethnicity that caters to an extraordinary league of gentlemen. While their line consists of sherwanis, bandh-galas, kurta pajamas, and western pieces; we’re personally quite impressed with their bandi sets that are well detailed and embroidered with a traditional charm. They’re also on the higher side of costing, just to give you a heads up.
Project Bandi is all about playing with details and elements. It’s about being classy yet playful at the same time. Here’s another name to remember if you’re looking for a piece that’s subtle yet eye-catching, helping you stand out in a sea of kurtas, bandis, and other wedding outfits. We’d love wearing a bandhgala even though their name suggests they specialise in bandis.
NM Design Studio
If there’s one thing we know for sure about this label is that they aren’t afraid of bold colours. Even though traditional ethnic-wear has always been about softer colours, they break the mould and find the right balance of design and rich colour. Moreover, their dedication to quality fabrics is extremely prominent. They also dabble in western-wear and come forth with remarkable silhouettes and cuts. Their stitch purely bespoke, so attention to detail is guaranteed
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