Rs.150 cashback on orders over Rs.3000(Code PPD10).

From Mandarin to Nehru - a History

Posted on 10 May 2019

The Nehru collar as we know it today is the result of an amalgamation of influences and styles from around the globe. Originally sported by the rulers and noblemen of the Qing dynasty in Imperial China and then later gaining popularity across the entirety of the mainland, the Mandarin collar was subsequently adopted by the British army.

Clothing - From Mandarin to Nehru - a History

From here the Mandarin travelled from across to the Indian Subcontinent where it became a firm favourite of the then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru (1947–1964) thus resulting in the rebranding of the mandarin collar to the Nehru collar. A new style of jacket was born known as Band Gale Ka Coat (English: "Closed Neck Coat"). 

Person - From Mandarin to Nehru - a History

There is however evidence of the Mandarin collar existing in India before this time. Paintings and illustrations of Mughal emperors such as Jahangir, show the rulers wearing heavily embellished and bejewelled jackets with the same shape of collar. Various incarnations of this style such as the sherwaniachkan, bandhgala and the bandi can often be seen on catwalks and formal functions across the subcontinent.

Art - From Mandarin to Nehru - a History

Whether originally from the Orient or the Occident, the Nehru collar as we know it today is hugely popular as an alternative to the regular collar or button down styles. Easily dressed up with a tuxedo or suit jacket as a bold alternative for formal functions or made uber casual with a pair of jeans for a modern Bohemian feel, this is a shirt style with versatility.

Clothing - From Mandarin to Nehru - a History

 

Shop our range of Nehru collars today: https://www.thestiffcollar.com/collections/nehru-collar

 

More Posts

2 comments

  • Nikhil: September 09, 2015
    User Avatar

    “These days everything is Made in China, be it iphone or any thing else – but what stiff collar is making is Chinese Shirts, not in china but in India itself”
    I vouch that if you get this quality shirt anywhere in the market at this “price” – These shirts are Must have for every man…….
    If you want value for your “Money”, Stiff Collar – Mandarin is the best option….

    I proudly own Blue, Lilac Chambray and White Satin from the new collection.
    Try once – you will never regret your decision….
    -nikhils15.14@gmail.com

  • stiffblog: September 09, 2015
    User Avatar

    Appreciate your humble words, encouragement & loyalty. We are where we are because of customers like you.

    Cheers!
    Abhi

Leave a comment

All blog comments are checked prior to publishing