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12:00 AM, November 27, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 27, 2018

Here Comes The Groom

Let's be honest here, weddings in our country are way more women centric than a man with stylish aspirations would like them to be. The bride, her attire, her makeup, and her jewellery — all overshadow the secret wish men harbour to look dapper on their wedding day. Wedding attire for men can be categorised in a wide range of styles, cuts and patterns. But before you get ready to turn the table on your lady love and make her swoon at you instead, here are a few things to consider.

GET SMART BEFORE YOU SHOP

Men's wear is available in three basic categories, and understanding these can go a long way in helping the groom make the best choice to suit his style, and pocket.

Ready-to-wears are factory-made in standardised sizes and quality. Even though they offer a lesser degree of control to the customer, it is by far the most budget friendly option.

Made-to-measure menswear, on the other hand, is produced from an adjusted pattern block where patterns are not made for the customer, but rather, stored patterned pieces are assembled together to match the customers' need. Made-to-measure clothes are capable of providing the perfect fit.

Bespoke offers a man full control! Literally made from scratch, they are individually patterned and crafted for the customer and are known to fit flawlessly. Needless to say, the exclusivity of bespoke clothing makes it the most expensive of the lot.

 

ZURHEM

One of the pioneers in men's fashion in the country, Zurhem designs are perfectly geared to a man's needs. You cannot go wrong with their tailored-to-fit suits and tuxedo collection for the engagement, or reception. Whereas their Maharajan collection is perfect for the holud and the wedding ceremony.

A fusion of modern and ethnic, the Maharajan collection is intricately tooled to ensure that every groom is on-point on the trend meter. As the name suggests, this regal looking collection consists of handsomely tailored Nehru suits, vests and jackets along with classy kurtas and richly decorated sherwanis.

The Zurhem range of suits and tuxes, as well as their Nehru suits, range between Tk 15,000 to Tk 30,000. Although their ready to wear vests and kurta sets start off at Tk 15,000, solo kurtas are available at Tk 8,000.

Lastly, the price range for sherwanis starts from Tk 30,000 to as high as Tk 50,000 for customised designs. Prices vary greatly depending on the customer's preferences of material, design, and embellishments.

 

DAPPER BESPOKE

Defining themselves as the finest tailor-made clothing store, Dapper Bespoke ensures that every article of clothing produced by them is stylish and fits their customers to perfection. Be it ornate ethnic wear, or a modish, ultra modern suits, they follow all the classic tailoring rules while always accommodating their customer's stylistic preferences.

Proficient at recommending the ideal style, cut and colour for their customers, they are adept at handling a groom's entire wedding trousseau. They promote hand stitched suits for its fluidity and fit and promise to create the perfect look for the groom. Requiring a minimum of 3 trials, they need approximately 21 days to complete an order.

Even though their prices start from Tk 15,000 for half canvas suits, it would mainly depend on the customers' cloth and design preferences. A hand-stitched full canvas suit would start from anywhere between Tk 30,000 to Tk 40,000. Whereas prices for sherwanis, bandgalas, and prince coats vary greatly. If the customer chooses to provide their own fabric, then there would be a significant drop in the price as they will be charged for tailoring services only.

MANYAVAR

True to its motto, this men's ethnic wear brand does indeed 'Earn your Respect.' A one-stop-shop for the groom and his family, Manayvar has become synonymous with ready-to-wear wedding gear. Their sheer range of designs and styles ensures you will not return disappointed. Most of their outfits are made of luxurious fabrics like jamawar, brocade, and others.

Available in various sizes, once bought, the outfits can be altered to get the desired fitting. Manayavar's range of sherwanis and panjabis starting from Tk 25,000 and can go upto Tk 1,00,000.

Their koti-sets are available at a flat rate of Tk 33,000, whereas their three-piece suits and prince coats start from Tk 24,000, with the most expensive ones being priced at Tk 40,000.

The shorter Indo-western sherwanis are between Tk 19,000 to Tk 74,000, whereas the simpler panjabis, which can be worn for the holud, are available from anywhere between Tk 5,000 to Tk 15,000.

To wrap it up, Manyavar also has a handsome range of accessories for the groom, from embellished nagras and pagries to dazzling broaches and dupattas — you name it, they have it.

So to all the grooms-to-be out there, it is time to start owning your look, spread your fashion wings and soar!

 

Photo: LS Archive/Sazzad Ibne Sayed


Stores —

Zurhem: 5th Floor, House 13/1, Road 12, Baridhara, Dhaka 1212

For all inquiries, please contact: +8801940401010 or email zurhem@outlook.com

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Dapper Bespoke: Shop 351, 352 Police Plaza Concord, Plot 2, Road 144, Gulshan 1, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

For all inquiries, please contact: 01719-009558 or email dapperbespoke@gmail.com

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Manyavar: Hamid Tower (2nd Floor), Gulshan Circle-2, Dhaka 1212

 

 

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