Mens Salwar Kameez Biography
Shalwar kameez is basically a traditional dress worn in south and central Asia. It is not only worn by women but by men also. Shalwar kameez for men includes shalwar, which is a pajama like trouser and the kameez is a short or long shirt. It is quite a comfortable garment worn in this part the world since it is loose fitting. The shirt or kameez can be adapted as per the wearers’ requirements but the shalwar or trouser is mostly the same. Additionally waist coats are worn with shalwar kameez. Readymade shalwar kameez for men are available all over Pakistan.
You can see some of shalwar kameez 2013 designs for men below. These shalwar kameez 2013 designs have been taken from different designers’ collection. We have selected shalwar kameez 2013 designs according to the style in Pakistan in 2013. Do go through these designs. If you want to view more shalwar kameez designs for men, you can browse around this website. We have covered trends in shalwar kameez as well as collections of individual designers here. Do explore those designs as well.
Salwar Kameez is also known Shalwar Khameez. Salwar is a loose Trouser. Kameez is a loose long Tunic worn over the Salwar. Salwar Kameez is spelled in many different ways such as, Shalwar Qameez, Salwaar Kamiz, and Salvaar Kamis.
Salwar Kameez traces its origins to the Mongols and was once considered a Muslim Dress. Shalwar Khameez is a traditional garment worn by the people of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. It is worn by both men and women due its modesty with Muslim values, comfort and freedom of movement. Differences exist between Men’s and Women’s Salwaar Kameez.
Men’s Salwar Kameez
Men’s Salwar Kameez is also known as Salwar Kurta. Salwar a loose flowing Pants/ Trousers narrowing down to the ankle with a draw string at waist to adjust to different waist sizes. Kurta for men is straight cut long shirt/ tunic with slits at sides to facilitate easy movement, is worn over the Salwar.
Kushan Dynasty Costume
The Shalwar Kameez has a very significant place in the History of the Textiles and traces its roots back to the invasion and subsequent rule of the Indian subcontinent by central Asians as far back as 400 CE. Evidence of Persian influence on Textiles and Clothing in India can be traced to the Kushan Empire (001 AD). Coinage and stone palettes found from the Indo-Scythian/Parthian period show Greek and Persian influences in clothing. The palettes depict people dressed in caps or head-bands, ruched long sleeved Tunics, calf-length Coats worn loose crossed-over from right to left and secured with leather or metal belt and baggy trousers.
The Timurids (Muslim Dynasty of Turko Mongols) who invaded the northern part of the subcontinent in the 12th century brought with them their traditional nomadic Attire with its Persian and Turk Mongol influences. The descendants of the Timurids established the Mughal Empire (derived from Mogulistan or Land of Mongols- AD 1526-AD 1857).
The Mughal Emperors are renowned for their impassioned interest in painting, architecture, jewellery making literature and poetry, textiles. Textiles flourished remarkably under the Mughals. Various techniques of weaving, crinkling, dying, patterning and embroidery were developed and encouraged. Interestingly, each emperor maintained his own contemporary style of dressing in court and otherwise