Fashion

Kate Middleton Looks Great, but Can We Talk About Prince William's Sherwani?

He's the first British royal to don the traditional garment.
IMAGE CHRIS JACKSON/GETTY IMAGES
Comments

The majority of style commentary stemming from the British royal family typically focuses on what the women are wearing—particularly Kate Middleton or Meghan Markle. That is due in large part to the fact that the standard dress for royal men is, well, predictable. That's not to say a great tailored suit isn't noteworthy, but it's not raising any eyebrows, you know? But when you're emerging out of a technicolor tut tut and you want to flex for the cameras, a suit simply will not do. Thus, we have Prince William in this incredible emerald green sherwani. Go off, king. Sorry, prince.

Look at my man drinking in that spotlight for a change.

Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images.
ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Prince William and Duchess Kate attended a special reception at the Pakistan Monument, where the royal donned a sherwani designed by Naushemian—the same designer responsible for much of Middleton's look during the couple's visit to Pakistan. While the garment looks pretty stellar as is, it's a big moment considering that it's the first time a British royal has sported the traditional outfit, according to The Telegraph. 

While initially synonymous with India, the sherwani's presence has become more and more prominent in Pakistan over the past few decades. The popularity has since exploded, which is why even Prince William is getting in on the action. The deep green coat, a nod to the Pakistani flag, is adorned with traditional beading, but it's the less traditional additions that really help it pop. With a silver watch and black boots, the whole ensemble is a step up for the prince. 

And bonus? Sherwanis don't require ties. The look may not be his regular wear back at Kensington Palace, but damn if he doesn't make a case for it.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
Recommended Videos
About The Author
Justin Kirkland
View Other Articles From Justin Kirkland
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
An avid commentator on world events, Tolstoy’s attention had not escaped the Philippines.
 
Share
It's the obvious and humane thing to do.
 
Share
Timor-Leste’s chef de mission to the SEA Games expressed his gratitude to the Filipinos.
 
Share
Meet the watch that sprang forth from the dark side of the moon.
 
Share
With the promise of LGBTQ representation, it's hard to believe that Star Wars never had a gay character before.
 
Share
These quick and stylish additions will help you transition your regular wardrobe to something more suited for the season.
 
Share
 
Share
Deadly nightshade was on President Quezon's list of prescribed medicines two months before he passed.
Load More Articles
Connect With Us