Nehru Jacket is named after First Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru; his tenure period was 1947 to 1964. Nehru Jacket is short length apparel than Sherwani. Nehru Jacket belongs to coats and jackets apparel category. It is tailored like a suit-jacket with buttons, single pocket, lapels and a short unfolded stand-up collar like Imperial China’s Mandarin Bureaucrats collars.
Men and Women both can wear Nehru Jacket, although the trends for men and women are slightly different. This jacket trend is more popular in women as most of well known designers produce this suit-jacket in the form of casual and formal shirts of women for day and night wears. These suit-jackets are popular with their sharp Indian colors.
Nehru jacket’s collar style is also a part of US Army Uniform. Ermenegildo Zegna who is an American famous fashion designer, designed a guru suit in the year 2002. This suit was a new style of Nehru jacket with a tuxedo suit.
It is still one of the most popular suit-jacket. U.S. President “Bill Clinton”, Beatles Musical Band, American Television host and comedian “Johnny Carson”, Famous action actor “Steven Seagal” and “Cornbread” promoted this jacket in various eras. Famous movie characters Dr. Julius, Khan Noonien Singh and Dr. Evil also fashioned themselves in Nehru Jacket.
Youth of 1960’s and 1970’s eras admired Indian people for their anti-war peaceful solutions of achieving independence of South Asia in the year of 1947 from British Rule. This trend got popular in 1964 when for the first time picture of Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was published in Vogue magazine.