What should men wear in India?

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1. Posted by Stephano18 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Later this year I am planning a several week trip to Northern India (and a slight bit of the east). What is recomended for a guy to wear, not only to be comfortable in the heat, but also fit in with the populace?

2. Posted by arunchs (Budding Member 6 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

which season? Shorts and flip flops will do good for summer

3. Posted by Shrinagesh (Full Member 102 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Anything that is comfortable is okay.
Loose clothes should be fine too.
And anything that is not too revealing
is not advised as they may be considered
not dignified.

4. Posted by Akhilesh (Budding Member 13 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

There is nothing in paerticular as far is men are concerned to be wearing while in India...

However keeping in mind the time period in which you will be travelling which you did not discuss, figure out if it summers/ winters and wear clothes accordingly.

Winters in the North can be very chilling so in winters have adequate winter clothing on you.
Summers are too hot so summer clothing whatever you feel comfortable in ...

Jeans and a T shirt should be cool.

5. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3383 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Hi Staphano. You can best buy your clothes in India. There you will find light clothing suitable for hot weather. Its extremely cheap but don't expect quality. You can also buy at the international brands though. Lee, Reebok, Wrangler, Nike, Lacoste its all present in the 5 major cities. Much and much cheaper then in the west and same quality. I never found light clothing (like trousers) in those international brand shops. Jeans and western clothing is very popular among the cosmopolitan rich Indian people these days. Cheers;)

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 3, 2007, at 3:37 AM by wouterrr ]

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8. Posted by Kabir (Budding Member 4 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

depends which month u r coming to india. and who told you that entire india is a hot place? north india freezes in nov, dec. best of luck.

9. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Hello Stephano

Wear light cotton trouser and shirts.
Also, sandals, rather than closed shoes.
It gets so hot there.
Were exactly are u going? I have not been in the north of India, so am not sure, if it gets cold there. Maybe somebody else can comment. But where I was, it was always bloody hot.

I have not been in India, for 10 years, but when I was there, I did not see any Indian men wearing shorts, or sleeveless shirts. Therefore, I would suggest u wear long trousers, and shirts with at least short sleeves. These are also important to prevent sunburn.


10. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

Hello Globeguy

Does Dehli get cold? If so, which months are cold. I am going there, sometime in the near future.