Kurtas and Ethnic Shirts for Men - The Piquancy of Tradition
Perhaps the most quintessential item of Indian menswear, the kurta, has had a long and vibrant history of development, stemming from a confluence of Indian and Persian heritage. Translating to ‘collarless shirt’ in Sanskrit as well as Persian, the kurta for men embodies versatility, conferring on the wearer a rare distinction, which makes heads turn at a conventional wedding, a ritzy university reunion, or just at work. Over the years, Anita Dongre has become a name associated with finesse and chutzpah when it comes to crafting designer kurtas and ethnic shirts for men. Every item of menswear in our range is brimming with character, thanks to our impeccable selection of cotton, linen, or silk. Following our choice of cloth, we lay emphasis on peerless embroidery inspired by the variegated traditions and landscapes of Rajasthan. Our colours mimic a spectrum of dispositions—from cooler tones of olive green and powder blue to warmer shades of jet black and plum red. Be it the striking kurta pajamas or dapper designer shirts for men, our button work is second to none, combining gold, seashell, and burnished wood with crocheted sewing techniques to conjure dreamy ensembles from the craftsman’s thread.
As the gold standard of haute couture in India, Anita Dongre has enjoyed over two decades of market prominence in the country. Known for crafting wedding kurtas for men, bespoke bridal-wear, and handcrafted jewellery, Anita Dongre has seamlessly integrated the bounteous culture of Rajasthan with en vogue trends of the twenty-first century. As a fast lane brand, Anita Dongre continues to draw a venerable selection of global clientele. With twelve stores around the world, the label exhibits the hidden wealth of Indian thread work across the globe.
From the Fashion Sage’s Mouth
Notwithstanding the dozen styles in our dynamic range of kurtas and shirts for men, pairing them with other items of menswear calls for some ingenuity. Our selection of Mandarin collars or bandhgalas always go well with ornate embroidered juttis, leather bracelets or white metal kadas, and pocket squares. Our kurtas, such as the Oviya set or the Ahaan Kurta can be worn with a range of trousers depending on the occasion—darker Aligarhi trousers convey sobriety and gravitas, whereas colourful chinos exclaim exuberance and an appetite for adventure. Our ethnic shirts, including the Kiaan Shirt or Akhil Shirt, can be worn with executive slacks when at work or khakis during leisure. To complete your wardrobe, don’t forget to put on your watch—preferably with a sunburnt leather or gunmetal band—and swagger along with pride.