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Mens Jewellery: Trending Indian Groom Jewellery!

Traditional Jewellery for men, especially grooms, is a rising market in India due to which we see several new types of menswear jewellery hitting the trends these days. Grooms are not restricting themselves to simple chains, bracelets and rings anymore. Experimenting not only with materials used in making their jewellery but also with designs is being seen lately. Therefore, we have jotted our top picks for trending grrom jewellery this season.

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Trending Indian Groom Jewellery:

Puligoru Necklace

bridal jewlery from men

 

Puligoru, in other words, tiger claw jewellery is traditional South Indian jewellery , resembling the claws of a tiger. These designs generally consist of lockets made of gold and different types of gemstones embedded on them. The lockets usually look great on pearl and beads necklaces and recently large puligoru pendants were seen trending in mens wedding attire. 

Saathlada  Necklace

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Saathlada means seven strands. It comprises of seven strands of pearls, each strands has its pendant made of gold and precious stone. This jewellery is traditional to the Hyderabadi Nizams and is being used excessively in both women and groom wedding jewellery nowadays.

 Temple Jewellery for men

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Temple jewellery is traditional south Indian style jewellery. This kind of jewellery is inspired by ornaments used to decorate the idols of Hindu gods and goddesses in South India. These are ornate and employ traditional motifs of peacocks, parrots, fishes or images of gods like Ganesha and Lakshmi. Nowadays,  Simple chains or gold beads strands with a big temple pendant are in vogue for grooms.

 Layered Pearls and Beads necklaces

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Trending Indian Groom Jewellery
indian groom jewellery
Trending Indian Groom Jewellery

 

These are the most trending necklaces for grooms in the recent times. Generally, they are 4 or more layered strands of pearls, ruby beads or emerald beads without any pendants which is why they compliment any outfit like sherwani, kurta or even wedding suits.

Turban Brooch / Kalgi

wedding bridal jewellery from men

A turban is generally worn by men in North Indian weddings but nowadays we see grooms  in south India adorning turbans to establish a style statement in southern weddings as well. Therefore, a Kalgi is a perfect piece of groom jewellery to go with a turban. It is a form of brooch worn on the front of the turban. It is made from a variety of materials like pearls, kundans or gemstones.

 

 

Contemporary Jewellery That Compliments Your Indo-Western Outfits!

Contemporary jewellery is the jewellery that is created in the present time versus jewellery that is considered antique or traditional. Specifically, they have a modern approach in terms of design and can be paired with Indo-western or western outfits to give a distinctive and sophisticated look. Here, we have listed out contemporary jewellery designers whose stunning pieces are must-haves in your wardrobe!

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Misho Designs

Misho designs, founded by Suhani Parekh, is handcrafted as modern architecture for the body. International stars including like Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner also have been clients for this jewellery label. Known for their modern hoops and unique earrings, Indian celebrities like Deepika Padukone and Samantha Akkineni are loyal customers of this contemporary jewellery brand.

contemporary jewellery: Misho designs

 Suhani Pittie’s Contemporary Jewellery

Known as “one of the 10 most innovative and ingenious jewellery designers in the world”, Suhani Pittie is known for creating unapologetically individualistic jewellery. She creates stunning pieces of jewellery using a variety of material like gold, silver, copper and Swarovski crystals. Celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and many others have previously been styled in Suhani Pittie’s Jewellery.

contemporary jewellery: suhani pittie

Out-House jewellery

Based in Mumbai and Delhi, Outhouse jewellery, is known for its quality and luxurious contemporary jewellery. Founded in 2012, the designers of the brand take inspiration from travel. Outhouse’s inspiration lies in a classic combination of shapes and symbols of Indian and International cultures, moods and fashion. They experiment with materials like Swarovski, semi precious stones, leather and metals, creating beautiful works of wearable art. Sienna Miller, Ashley Louis James, Tyra Banks, Deepika Padukone are few of the celebrities that have been seen wearing this brand.

contemporary jewellery: outhouse

Tribe by Amrapali

Tribe is a line extension of Amrapali jewels, founded in 1978. It is known for its silver and fashion jewellery made in traditional, tribal and also contemporary styles. Celebrities like Samantha Akkineni, Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone love combining jewellery from this label with their contemporary fashion outfits. 

tribe by amrapali

Trending Mens Ethnic Wear Colours This Season!

Diwali just got over and the wedding season is soon to begin. Keeping in mind the fact that men aren’t restricting themselves to wearing the conventional black, white and dark blue anymore, we have curated the trending colours for menswear in the Indian fashion scenario. Here are our top 5 mens ethnic wear colour inspirations picked up from the festive season that you could add to your traditional wardrobe.

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Trending Mens Ethnic Wear Colours

Trending Mens Ethnic Wear Colours This Season:

1. Powder Blue colour

 Powder blue is a tint of blue which is lighter than sky blue. It’s soft and pastel look is perfect to go with any skin tone and makes you stand out in the crowd. Interestingly, Stars like Vicky Kaushal and Arjun Kapoor were seen wearing this colour paired with a white pyjama. 

Colour trends for men-powder blue
Trending Mens Ethnic Wear Colours

2.  Pink and White

Another trend of colours noticed in mens ethnic wear was shades of pink worn along with white in a three piece garment. For example, Nehru jacket in pink and kurta in white or vice versa. Different shades of pink were flaunted by Akshay Kumar, Kunal Khemu and Ayushman Khurana. This combination was an absolute stunner!

Colour trends for men-pink and white

3. Barn red / Maroon Colour

These dark shades of red have been a favourite for men to dress up in for traditional events, but this season we saw these shades been worn very commonly by our favourite stars like Akhil Akkineni paired up elegantly with black pants, this colour looks extremely eye-catching. Aditya Roy Kapoor was wearing a Barn Red coloured Shantanu and Nikhil ensemble and looked strikingly handsome. 

Colour trends for mens ethnic wear

4. Off-white colour

Karthik Aryan and other heart throbs of Bollywood were seen wearing off-white coloured sherwani’s at various Diwali parties.  Even though this is a common colour, it is still classy and sophisticated. Pairing it with a white or off-white pyjama makes you look dapper instantly. 

Navy blue, Magenta, Purple and obviously black and white were seen trending during the festive season alongside the above mentioned colours. 

mens ethnic wear color trends

How To Choose The Right Jewellery For Different Necklines

Pairing your jewellery with your outfits can be a confusing job and especially when you have sarees and lehengas with trendy blouses consisting of different types of necklines like boat, off-shoulder, etc. Therefore, here is a quick cheat sheet consisting of few common necklines and the types of jewellery that goes with them. 

jewellery with different necklines

1. High-round neckline or crew-neckline 

 While wearing a blouse that has a round neck covering your collar bones, heavy jewellery may kill the look of your outfit. For such blouses, especially when they are made out of materials like brocade, it is best to not wear any necklace. Nevertheless, big studs or heavy long earrings (for example, Jhumkas or Chandbali’s) can be worn to look classy and sophisticated. However, for bigger occasions, necklaces in the exact shape of the neckline, like a collar or bib would add to the grandeur of your overall look. If your blouse is in plain colour then long chains will add to their to their simplicity.

necklaces for different necklines blouses

2. Deep round or square neck / boat neck

For deep necklines or even boat neck, chokers are the best jewellery option. They emphasise on your collar bone, which results making you look taller and angular. While wearing chokers, studs or small hanging earrings work perfectly. Whilst wearing a boat neck, jhumkis and heavy earring make you look gorgeous and at times a thin choker works miraculously too. 

jewellery to go with deep neck

3. Collar neck

Collar neckline  blouses have been in trend since the last couple of years. Jewellery does not work well with textured or brocade fabric collar blouses. Plain collared blouses can be paired up with long chains to add that oomph effect to your ensemble.

jewellery to go with collar neck

4.  Deep V- neckline

For deep V necklines, shorter, fuller necklaces or statement jewellery make the perfect pair. They sculpt you neckline, therefore making you look more flattering. Also,  a little longer angular pendants do the talking for V-neck saree blouses too!

right necklace to go with deep V neck

Mens Footwear Brands To Go With Traditional Looks!

Juttis and Mojris are the most common traditional footwear for men in India. However, a wide range of other shoe styles are also being styled to compliment Indian ensembles these days. Therefore, here are 5 footwear brands, made in India, that offer you a wide range of footwear  that do not sell just the conventional juttis, but other styles of shoes as well.

1. Oblum mens footwear

 Oblum is a bespoke handcrafted luxury mens footwear and small leather goods brand created by Tarun Oblum. It sells at Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. They offer a variety of leather footwear like oxfords and loafers made in different colours and styles that go well with any look and occasion. Furthermore, their shoes made with Ikat handlooms perfectly blend with any western or Indian wear outfits.

Oblum mens shoes

2. Trumpet shoes

Trumpet is an Indian label specializing in premium mens footwear. Their motto is  ‘classic reloaded’ and the modern man is their client. They make absolutely stunning loafers and keats. Paired up with suits or sherwanis, these shoes are absolute stunners and must-haves in your wardrobes. 

trumper mens shoes

3. Artimen mens footwear

This is a New Delhi based mens footwear store that crafts bespoke gentlemen’s footwear. Artimen was established in 2015. They make unique products with a luxurious look and feel. Espadrilles, loafers, brogues and embroidered juttis are few of their listed formal products. In addition, they also sell casual mules and slip-ons. Not only are their footwear perfectly blend-able with Nehru jackets, kurta pyjamas and other outfits with an Indian touch but also are super trendy and in vogue.

artimen mens shoes

4.The Monk Story

‘The Monk Story’ is a PETA approved eco-friendly, vegan fashion brand, therefore, it uses zero animal product usage. Their mens footwear product range includes slip-ons, loafers, luxurious mojri’s, sneakers double monk shoes etc, made with faux leather, velvet and other non-animal based products. Details with embroidery and metal fringes, in conclusion, make them perfect for complimenting your traditional outfits.

 

Monkstory formal shoes

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