Borrowed from Nehru

Friday, April 22, 2016

Jawaharlal Nehru was a protegé of Mahatma Gandhi and a leader in India's independence movement. The staunch nationalist then became India's first Prime Minister. As with any politician, one can argue for and against his policies and philosophies. Regardless, he will continue to be remembered as an architect of the Indian nation state and its breaking away from the yoke of British colonialism...And he may also be rembered for his crisp style. Pandit Nehru was sometimes seen in an achkan or sherwani, traditional Indian jackets that bore a stand~up (Mandarin) collar. Eventually, a similar jacket was designed and named after him. 

Some time ago, I became a convert of this look, chopping off my shirts' folded down collars to give them a more 'Eastern' effect. Not precisely in the Nehru mode but close enough. Buying them for a few dollars makes this hacking frequent. Here, one is belted and paired with baggy shorts. 

Earrings: Handmade by a jeweller in Atlanta

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