Why Is The Nehru Jacket Named After our Former PM Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru?

The Nehru Jacket also called "Bandi" is a sleeveless tailored coat for men, with a mandarin collar, being inspired by the Indian Achkan or Sherwani, a garment worn by Former Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru from 1947 to 1964.

Indian Achkan is longer garment with its reach below the knees where a Nehru Jacket is shorter in length and hardly reaches the hips. The term ‘ Nehru Jacket’ became wide recognized post the 1940s.

Unfold a captivating spectacle with ethereal magnificence in Taroob’s Signature Handcrafted Nehru jackets . Nehru Jackets have been around for generations as a timeless wardrobe staple. ‘Modi Vest’ is another term becoming widely popular in place of ‘Nehru Jackets’.


The go-to Formal wear predates both the Indian PM's. These Nehru jackets are quintessential and can be worn for any small occasion, a wedding affair or even a business meeting when paired up with a pants & a shirt. They can be dramatized with a matching pocket square too . Jared T. Miller listed Nehru jacket among the Top 10 Political Fashion Statements  in the Time magazine in 2012.[8]

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