Jodhpuri coat pants are the ethnic alternative to wearing a tux for a friend’s wedding. With a structured top, that emphasizes the shoulders and chest, they are often paired with skinny pants that hug the legs. Though many may believe that men have limited options when it comes to making sartorial statements, this isn’t exactly true!
If you want to stand out from the crowd, you must pick your groom accessories with care. Not only will they complement your look, but they will also help you be different from others. So, with that in mind, let us look at a few styling tips for men while wearing Jodhpuri coat pants.
1. Consider wearing Jodhpur trousers
Though many men pair skinny trousers with this outfit, a great way to stand out is by wearing Jodhpuri pants. These pants are akin to horse riding pants in terms of the structure. They are quite open around the thighs and taper down tightly on the legs.
If you’ve been skipping leg day way too often, then this pants are ideal for hiding the fact! For inspiration on Jodhpuri coat pants, take a look at Arjun Rampal’s showstopper velvet outfit at Rohit Bal’s Gulbaag show.
2. Do not shy away from prints!
Image courtesy: Raghavendra Rathore
When at wit’s end, everyone gravitates towards black on black. There’s nothing wrong with this, as you can’t really commit a fashion faux pass in such outfits, however, it can get a bit boring. With everyone you know sticking to their monochromatic comfort zones, you need to explore wilder colours and prints to stand out.
Prints don’t just look visually distinct – they also allude to your personality. So, if you are looking to make a statement with your groom dress, go with abstract, florals or any other great prints for your Jodhpuri coat pants.
For inspiration on whether the idea of prints makes sense to you, take a look at Ranveer Singh’s bright red Sabyasachi Bandhgala with elephant prints. As he paired it with a neutral beige base, the print stood out against this backdrop without looking garish. Consider wearing a single printed element in your outfit to achieve a similar effect.
3. Pick your shoes wisely!
If you want a more traditional look, but aren’t afraid to add a pop of personality somewhere, then a great way to do so is to don a pair of quirky shoes. Conversely, you should think about matching your shoes to your Jodhpuri coat pants in order to create a cohesive, well-thought out look.
Again, think of Ranveer Singh’s Ivory and Gold Rohit Bal reception outfit, complete with ivory and gold embroidered shoes to match! The actor also wore Jodhpuri Coat Pants during an event where he was named ‘Maharashtrian of the Year’. He wore a navy blue and white outfit and paired it with brown shoes that perfectly complimented the look. So, you can certainly go both ways – matchy-matchy and contrast. It all depends on what you like more.
4. Add some accessories!
Men’s jewellery often leaves a little something to be desired. Though men do not generally accessorize with jewels, what better time to flaunt your style than a wedding? If you’re going for a slightly hipster vibe, a rustic nose ring can look really cool. Similarly, if you’re going for a regal look, a pearl and Kundan necklace that offsets the colour of your outfit can definitely make heads turn.
5. Style your hair!
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Styling your hair a certain way impacts the way your overall outfit looks. If you’re not sure how to style your hair with your Jodhpuri coat pant look, then you can always visit a men’s salon in order to do so. The following are a few styles that you should consider rocking during a wedding:
i) The man-bun:
This highly polarising hairdo looks stunning on some men, and silly on others. How do you know whether you should try out this hairstyle? Well, for starters, you need long hair. If you have a strong jawline, then this will look pretty cool on you. Extra points if you have a beard because that adds the lumberjack appeal of a man-bun.
If your hair is naturally wavy, you should consider styling it with a non-sticky gel to accentuate the shape. This can add to your silhouette and make your entire ensemble look great.
iii) Long, wild and free:
If you’ve got long hair that makes your sisters jealous, let it fall freely. Picture model Lalit Tehlan’s luscious locks for inspiration.
iv) A buzz cut:
The military style buzz cut never goes out of fashion!
Not sure where to get Jodhpuri coat pants from? Check out our groom sherwani vendors who rent out outfits for functions!