Patriotism runs deep in every Indian's veins, and the same is evident during national festivals such as Republic Day. The one thing every individual tries to incorporate into their outfit, is the three distinct colours of the Indian flag: saffron, white and green. But 2018 comes with a twist as Mr. Bro helps you to redefine Republic Day fashion, without looking like a spitting image of India's tricolour, but instead, retaining its spirit and charm:
This Republic Day, show your love for India by wearing solid colours that are chic and trendy. Go offbeat by opting for hues like bottle green, military green, or the traditional tree green. Pair a solid green casual t-shirt for men, with a pair of fitted chinos for an exciting yet experimental patriotic look. Finish off your outfit with a pair of sneakers, wristwatch and sunglasses for the parade.
When we look at the Indian flag, we notice the three primary colours but often neglect the beautiful blue centre representing Ashoka Chakra. This Republic day, incorporate blue in your outfit to stand out from the crowd. Take inspiration from India's roots. Pick a khadi or linen blue kurta and team it with fitted denim.
India's deep-rooted culture is all about intricate hand-woven prints, embellishments and fabrics. There is no better day than Republic Day to honour this age-old traditional art by wearing a handmade fabric shirt, kurta or even jacket. Don't shy away from wearing Chikan kurtas or paisley printed jackets, after all; patriotism is also reflected by acknowledging inherent and rich cultures of our country.
If you don't dare to go bold, fret not; Mr. Bro has some classic staples up his sleeve, but with a refreshing twist. The quintessential Nehru jacket looks good on every man and is always in vogue. Throw on a dapper jacket with a shirt and trousers combo, for a traditional yet contemporary look. Injecting warmth and patriotism to any outfit; Nehru jacket is a man's most versatile piece of clothing.
Playing a pivotal role in enhancing any man’s appearance is the right accessories. This Republic day, if dressing up is too much for you, just keep it minimal with stylish adornments. If you dare to go bold; throw on a printed scarf in bright hues like orange or green for a chic patriotic touch. You can also underplay it by just pairing a tricolour brooch, cufflink or even pocket square for an understated look.
A day on which India celebrates the formation of its constitution, it is only correct for us to have the freedom to constitute our wardrobe with comfort and style. So this Republic Day, redefine your style and flaunt it with confidence.