A classic Indian men’s wear, the kurta is a long shirt that is worn over stitched cotton pants called pyjama or churidaar. Traditionally, the precursor of the pyjama was a dhoti, which is a loin cloth wrapped around the waist and tucked at the back. One major difference with western wear is that the kurta is usually much more free-flowing and roomy. While the kurta-pyjama has a long history of being everyday wear for men, today it is worn on special occasions and at gatherings.
Kurtas for men are back in vogue with a multitude of high-end designers opting to dress their models in this comfortable and graceful attire. With Bollywood stars like Ranveer Singh, Hrithik Roshan and Arjun Kapoor sporting beautifully embroidered kurtas in not just their movies, but also on the ramp, it isn’t a wonder that most stores are beefing up their kurta collection.
Kurta pyjama designs in India can be as versatile as the many states in the country. Some differ in their basic style like the bandhgala from Rajasthan and Gujarat and the double-breasted one from Uttar Pradesh; while others are distinguished by the use of unique textile or work like batik printing from West Bengal. While cotton kurtas for men are still predominantly used for daily wear, designer kurta pyjamas come in a variety of materials, silk being the most popular. Apart from the long kurta for men, the length of kurtas has also undergone significant changes. Thigh-length or waist-length kurtas that can be worn over trousers and denims are very popular with youngsters these days.
When you think men’s kurtas, one of the first images that pops into your head is a strapping Punjabi lad in a traditional kurta pyjama. The Punjabi kurta pyjama differs from others in having the same shade on the top and bottom. These are mostly short-sleeved and teamed with a turban of the similar colour.
At Craftsvilla, we house one of the biggest collections of men’s kurtas from sellers around the country. Take your pick from a variety of designs, textiles and price ranges. Be it for everyday use or for a special occasion, you are sure to make heads turn with a pick from our collection of men’s kurtas.