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Nehru Jacket - Fashion Statement

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Nehru Jacket - Fashion Statement
Nehru Jacket - Fashion Statement
13 th Jan 2012

The jacket named after India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, has been listed among the "top 10 global political fashion statements" by Time magazine. The jacket is a high collar jacket that is already a favourite of Politicos in India (and the humble Safari Suit). The Nehru jacket comes from "the northern Indian achkan, a closed-neck, coat like garment usually considered court dress for Indian nobility", Time magazine says. "It was when the jacket was marketed to Western audiences that it took the 'Nehru' title, the charismatic prime minister having popularised its style in public appearances during his tenure in government." The magazine said Mr Nehru was not the only prominent figure associated with it. "The minimalist aesthetic of the jacket inspired the likes of the Beatles (who wore the style at their Shea Stadium performance) as well as Sammy Davis Jr, who claimed to own more than 200 of the jackets." Some of the others that made the list: - Cuban leader Fidel Castro's track suit - Former Chinese leader Mao Zedong's safari suit - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's pantsuits - American politician Sarah Palin's glasses

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