Here is a look at India's traditional trend that has been greatly influenced by Jawaharlal Nehru (Chacha Nehru), a revolutionary hero and the first Prime Minister of India. His style and attire has had a huge impact on men's traditional clothing in the country. Nehru's long button down sherwani with the mandarin collar is considered a trademark for indian designers. Ranbir Kapoor, a popular Bollywood actor is shown below sporting a similar attire, in a navy blue sherwani with a white churidar.
As men in India continue to wear churidars under their kurtas, dhoti or patiala pants are slowly developing as the new craze, traditionally and casually. Below the actor is shown revolutionizing the pants in his daily and formal wear. Traditionally worn with a long kurta(left), Ranbir casually wears them with a long shirt(center) and formally with a jodhpuri(right).
Masaba Gupta, a young Indian designer gives the ethnic dhoti an innovative and comfortable look by styling them into pants. From printed dhotis with their edgy patterns to avant-garde nehru style jackets, Gupta exhibits her clothing(below) at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2012. Prateik Babbar(left), a Bollywood actor walks the ramp as a showstopper for the show.
Look: Flaunt the pants informally with a t-shirt or shirt accessorizing them with sneakers or boat shoes.