Though Achkan came into existence during the British Era in the 18th century, it is today one of the most liked Sherwani types. As per the traditions, it has its associations with Northern India, particularly worn by the elite class of the Hindu and Sikh communities. When it originated, it was actually a fusion of two traditional attires - the Indo Parsian Chapkan and Choga with the British frock. By and by the native Indian aristocracy began to like and dress themselves in a piece of Achkan. Very soon, even the general population became a lover of this traditional attire which also reflects a western influence in its styling. Worn close to the body, it is liked by a huge population of both the old and the young.
What makes an Achkan different from other styles of Sherwani is its lighter fabric. Finer fabrics make Achkan a wonderful attire to be worn during the summer season. It is light weight and makes you feel uber cool in summer heat. Generally, an Achkan is without lining, has long sleeves and has a coat-like appearance. The knee-length Achkan can been seen in abundance in all the major sherwani showrooms across the country and the world. However, chikan is the original fabric to be used in the preparation of this Sherwani.
Besides chikan fabric, the Achkan is also available in a wide range of fabric including linen, jamawar, Tussore silk and many other cotton materials. It is due to the use of these fine fabrics that the Achkan provides maximum comfort even in summer heat.
The embroidery work on an Achkan also comes in a wide variety. In fact the embroidery work on this Sherwani depends on the fabric used to prepare the Achkan. Therefore, with the variations in fabric, the embroidery work may also vary. For example, if you choose chikan fabric for this Sherwani, the embroidery work will only include Swarovski work, crystal work, stone work and French node work. With other types of fabric, the embroidery can include jardozi work, crystal work, bead work, stone work, Swarovski work and almost all types and categories of handwork.
To enhance the overall look and appeal, the Achkan is worn with a pair of Punjabi jutis and turban. Even the turban features eye-catching design patterns. Mainly the turban features handwork of dabka, stone and bead work.
At Sherwanistore.com, you can look forward to getting a wide range of colours as well as fabrics while you choose to dress yourself in a close fitting Achkan. For design patterns, you can make a choice from a variety of handwork. Right from light and medium to heavy, you can have the embroidery work done on the Achkan as you want. We will customise the Achkan in accordance with your needs and individual preferences to match your comfort level.
Designed from a variety of silk like raw or noil silk, matka silk and brocade fabric, the Angrakha (also spelt Angarkha) Sherwani is known for its dense embroidery pattern, extensive embellishments and side-cut style. Zardozi work which involves use of zari work is the major feature of the embroidery done on this Sherwani. Usually, the Angrakha Sherwani comes with a matching color 'Dhoti' (a long loin cloth, worn traditionally by the Hindu community). Due to its dense and elegant zardozi work all over, the Angarkha Sherwani has the eminence of being one of the most liked traditional attires in India as well as across the world today. People of all ages love to wear this Sherwani, regardless of whichever communities they belong to.
Delicate embroidery work is almost synonymous with an Angarkha Sherwani. Craftsmen create heavy zardozi embroidery pattern on the Sherwani after days of hard labour. Apart from zardozi work, a range of multiple colour thread work and bead work are also done on the sherwani to impart it an ethnic look. The zardozi work at sherwanistore.com comes in a variety of patterns and shades. Mostly preferred shades of jardozi work include golden, maroon and antique. But you can also select other embroidery pattern shades, available with us.
The Angarkha Sherwani features extensive zari thread embroidery, as mentioned above. It requires a lot of expertise and skill to create the colorful patchwork and embellishments with kundan and stone. Sherwanistore.com can boast of a well versed creative team of craftsmen who carry with them a long standing reputation. These craftsmen (locally termed as 'karigars') hail from various states of India and are carefully handpicked by us.
An expertly designed Angarkha Sherwani adds an air of mystique to one's personality. It gives the person a complete traditional look, adding just the right touch. Classic yellow, off white and white are a few of the most liked colors for an Angarkha Sherwani. At sherwanistore.com, you can easily plan your attire if you wish to get yourself a traditionally crafted piece of this type of Sherwani. The Sherwani is made of raw silk fabric, which is available in different colours. And you can ask us for a colour that matches your mood and that suits you best. People like the Sherwani because of its charming craftsmanship and embellishments all over.
A number of accessories are available to complement the ethnic look that an Angrakha Sherwani gives. A fitting and well matching turban is the ideal accessory to go with the look of this type of Sherwani. Though, you can also choose accessories like Kantha, Kamarbandh and Stole to add a royal touch to your overall look. The stole is available in many shades is generally made of tissue crush and Rajasthani bandhej.
The Jacket Sherwani is much in demand by both the young and the young at heart. The Sherwani comprises of a three piece set which includes the Sherwani (or the inner piece), the jacket and churidar. While on the one hand, the Sherwani has a traditional look. On the other hand, it also features chic elegance. Generally, this type of Sherwani fits well on slim and tall people. However, if the measurements are expertly taken, the Jacket Sherwani can look elegant on other body types as well. In fact, since the designs and patterns are done lengthwise even people with lesser height can look taller dressed in a Jacket Sherwani.
Compared to other Sherwani types and designs available, the Jacket Sherwani has less but very ethnic embroidery work. You can wear the Sherwani on a variety of occasions like festivals, family get-togethers and even wedding celebrations.
Ethnic embroidery work of Jardozi is visible on the front part of the Jacket Sherwani. Jardozi or Zardosi is a special kind of embroidery in India. It is interesting to note that Jardozi embroidery has been in existence right from the period of Rig Veda. Though, with the passage of time, the embroidery type has evolved for the better, with much better, traditional and elegant design patterns. The colour of Jardozi embroidery also can be chosen as per your individual preferences.
Apart from jardozi embroidery, the Jacket Sherwani also has exclusive resham thread work on it. The designs are all hand created and the decorative thread motifs are available in a variety of designs and colours. When the jardozi and resham thread work combine on the Sherwani, it only enhances the look and texture of the Jacket Sherwani. The inner Sherwani has exclusive threadwork on the collar and the cuffs, besides the upper front half of the piece.
Though the major portion of the Jacket Sherwani is dominated by the inner piece, the jacket adds an elegant touch and is specially of a dark colour. Due to the dark shade of the jacket, as compared to the base colour, the Sherwani gives an enhanced look. The jacket is a couple of inches lengthier than the inner Sherwani. The main feature of the jacket is the border embroidery work. It has specialised resham threadwork on the shoulder, both frontlines, around the arms and the collar area. The embroidery work on the jacket is done only to complement the look and design of the inner Sherwani. And it is essentially taken care of that the motifs on the jacket do not in anyway override that of the inner piece.
Due to the lengthy look of the jacket Sherwani, only a churidar fits well with it. No other salwar or pant types would ever go with the appearance of this Sherwani. Though the colour of the churidar is to be selected with care, it is always advisable to wear a light matching colour churidar with the jacket Sherwani.
Bollywood affects our lifestyle in many ways. Recently released bollywood movie singh is king featured akshay kumar in a distinct type of sherwani with a westernised influence. The sherwani style depicted in this bollywood movie has created a buzz all around. It has given rise to a new style of sherwani, popular as singh is king sherwani.
You can easily notice a good number of youth in the country attired in this sherwani on a variety of occasions, be it a festive celebration, a family get-together or any other cultural celebration. Singh is king sherwani has its own unique identity and provides you with an exclusive style statement.
while most of the other sherwanis go beyond the knee, the singh is king sherwani is made only up to the knee. The knee-length singh is king sherwani is worn with pants or trousers. But depending upon your individual preference and level of comfort, you can also choose to wear either a dhoti or a salwar with this sherwani. If you go with trousers or pants, which are the general style trend, you need to wear a pair of pointed jutis. With dhoti or salwar, a pair of round shaped jutis fits best.
the singh is king sherwani features a beautifully designed wide collar. The rear of the collar has the shape of a betel leaf, pointing towards the upper side. Exclusive hand work embroidery adorns the collar and imparts an elegant look to the sherwani. If you choose so, you can also select a designer collar, available in a variety of shades and design patterns. If you have a pre-decided pattern in mind and wish the same on the collar, you can ask us to tailor it to your specific requirements.
a light colour stole is an essential part of the singh is king sherwani. Mostly, the stole that you wear with this sherwani is made of rajasthani bandhej fabric. It is a special kind of fabric which is prepared with a beautiful nodal arrangement. The stole can also be made of tissue crush, liked by a lot of people. You have the option of choosing the stole from a range of other fabric. Discuss with us and we will provide you with the best option that matches your body type and goes with your mood.
a singh is king sherwani is never complete without a well embroidered turban. Both light weight and heavy weight turbans are available to be worn with this sherwani. The light weight turban is made with foam while the heavier one has a 'gatta' inside it which increases its weight and makes it look more royal. Embroidery work on the turban includes various types of hand work including stone work, dabka work etc. If you don't like dense embroidery work, there are plain turbans available as well.
Should you have any doubt about the types of fabric used, range of embroidery patterns or shades available, you can always get in touch with us. At sherwani store. Com, we really mean to transform your personality and give you a uniquely elegant look that sets you apart from others. Tell us now and we will design the singh is king sherwani as per your specific tastes and requirements.