Indian Man Traditional Costumes

The traditional Costumes for Men in India:

India is the place for rich traditional culture and activities. Here the costumes for men have traditionally comprised the Dhoti and Kurta. However here the places have different traditions and cultures so every state in the Country has its own traditional clothing for men as well as women. Men in India wears Sherwani-Churidar, Dhoti, Jodhpuris, Angarkha, Turbans and Kurta-pajamas. This traditional clothing gives the identification the men of the particular state.


Dhoti is an important Traditional costume for men. It is a traditional style and a rectangular piece of cloth. Men wrapped around the waist and the legs. The Dhoti is in white cream colour and wears in 60 different ways. Indians wear every day and very comfortable to do the country side works. Now a day the dhotis are available in various colours. The weavers creating in vivid and vibrant ensembles. Wearing kurta on Dhoti is the present style which is calling Dhoti Kurta.


Churidar is in the style of a baggy drawstring trouser and fix tightly along the lower calf. Traditionally called kameez or Kurta but Churidar word came from the word ‘Choori’ which means bangles. These are in white colour and made with fine muslins or cotton. These are usually worn by the groom in North India.


Angavastram is a traditional piece of cloth. It has very importance in India during the auspicious events. The piece of cloth is generally wrapped around the waist. We can see such style of wearing at the sculptures of Sanchi, Nagarjunakonda and Amaravati. In ancient times the Brahmin class people wear compulsory during the performing of poojas and other traditional rituals. The Brahmins wrapped round to the deities in the temples also. Generally, the Angavastram weaves with pure silk. The head of the village also draped over the shoulder when they wear the cotton handloom dhoti.



Jodhpuris are another men wear traditional costume. These costumes designed with rich embroidery designs like Phulkari and Zardoji. These embroidery works are giving rich look so that these designs adapted to the women costumes.


Sherwani is famous as wedding costume. It seems very attractive like a long coat and similar to Achkan. The Sherwani coat fits the body and the front buttons give extra look. The coat extends slightly below knee length. Sherwanis designed with embroidery to bring elegance to the spectators.


In India men wear the turbans in various occasions, it has a lot of importance in the society. Pagdi also such headdress. In Hindi turban is called as Pagdi. These turban cloths seem very long and wound around the head. Some turban cloths are up to 45 meters in various colours.