Nehru Jackets

The Nehru jacket is a hip-length tailored coat for men or women, with a mandarin collar, and with its front modeled on the South Asian achkan or sherwani, apparel worn by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of India from 1947 to 1964. However, unlike the achkan, which falls somewhere below the knees of the wearer, the Nehru jacket is not only shorter, but also, in all respects other than the collar, resembles the suit jacket; such nehru jackets became very popular in the West in the 1960s and 1970s, when many people wore Eastern-inspired clothing. The style has since become a classic.

The apparel was created in India in the 1940s as Band Gale Ka Coat and has been popular on the Indian subcontinent since, especially as the top half of a suit worn on formal occasions. It began to be marketed as the Nehru jacket in the West in the mid-1960s; it was briefly popular there in the late 1960s and early 1970s, its popularity spurred by growing awareness of foreign cultures, by the minimalism of the modern lifestyle and in particular, by the Monkees and the Beatles, who popularized the garment.

Label SHANU CHITLANGIYA has a wide range of nehru jackets ranging from light weight lenins to heavier brocades and embellished fabrics, allowing people to dress the jacket up with various accessories, from matching pants to brightly colored scarves.

If you're ever looking for a good look for a dinner party, then try pairing a formal shirt with a Nehru jacket. It’s a nice look for a lot of guys because the nehru jacket is a flattering look for most body types, and it's also visually interesting to see the minimalist look of the nehru collar mixed with such a formal shirt.

For more details regarding nehru jackets please get in touch with us at: +91 96490 11111 or you can simply mail us at: Also you can visit our store:

  • Shanu Chitlangiya
    B-2, Aishwarya Tower, Ajmer Pulia
    Near Hotel Hawa Mahal
    Rajasthan, INDIA
  • E:
    M: +91 96490 11111
    T: +91 141 600 0222

All rights reserved ©