He won the battle for perfectly tailored men’s clothing a long time ago with his stunning bandhgalas. Their sleek cuts and silhouettes have always emerged as winners in the style stakes, earning designer Raghavendra Rathore a top spot in alpha menswear. Now, as a tribute to the brave warriors of his home country, he brings a timeless piece of tailoring – the Jodhpuri Pachranga Bandhgala Jacket.
The solo show is a commemorative event, presented in honor of the triumph of the Jodhpur Lancers and a sartorial reminder of their bravery. The frontal cavalry charge of the Jodhpurs, armed only with swords and spears in their hands, won the Battle of Haifa in 1918 against the former Ottoman Empire in present-day Israel.
“Inspired by the five heritage colors of Marwar, the pachranga jacket is a celebration of honor, sacrifice, humility, perseverance and a commitment to protecting the virtues of society,” says Rathore. “With his unparalleled craftsmanship and elegance, he represents the five attributes that defined this war: Bravery, Resilience, Courage, Glory and Honor.”
While the hues denote symbolic connotations with expected finesse, the versatility of the jacket adds to its allure. Crafted in velvet, silk and cotton, it is adorned with your choice of buttons and can be worn with black trousers for a formal evening or paired with jeans for a casual look.
“The Jodhpuri Pachranga Bandhgala jacket is the derivative of the classic Nehru jacket,” says Rathore. And this classic design has been crafted in timeless opulent fabrics such as velvets, silks and cottons, for their enduring quality.
Created for fast styling, it’s the Swiss army knife of the men’s wardrobe – cut in a very interesting technique that does not require a fitted or definitive size, but designed on a one-size-fits-all concept, which makes it extremely versatile for travelers passing through India, who need to be in a stylish place in a short time. What’s next for the bespoke brand? “An infinite range of colors for summer and darker shades for winter”,
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In the meantime, this jacket can be yours for SR49,999 and up.
“Inspired by the five heritage colors of Marwar, the jacket is a celebration of honor, sacrifice, humility, perseverance and a commitment to protecting the virtues of society.”