Nehru Jacket is the hip-length coat or jacket, mostly worn by men. It has a Mandarin collar and a button placket resembling the typical Achkan, Sherwani or Bandhgala designs.
The Nehru jacket is similar to a Western man's tailored suit jacket, but with a difference. The collar and lapels are replaced by a front-button closure rising to a high, round neckline surmounted by a narrow stand-up collar. This collar is a short 1-2 inch / stand-2-5 cm stand-up collar that is not turned down and does not feature a lapel.
The stand-up collar may be cut with a slight curve to set it into a well-cut neckline, evidencing the transformative effect of Western tailoring on the Indian men's collar from which it is derived
Unlike in the western hemisphere, the Nehru Jacket is quite popular in Southeast Asia, especially in India and neighboring countries. It is named after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who was the first Prime Minister of India.
The Nehru jacket is not very different from a suit jacket. Other than the mandarin collar, this jacket resembles the suit jacket very closely. It can have single or double vents, and its collar is fastened with the help of a hook, which gives a clean look to the ensemble. This jacket is mostly worn with matching trousers, but it can also be paired with odd trousers. As the jacket does not display any shirt (except for the cuffs and a bit of collar), therefore the correct shirt to wear with it would be a collarless shirt.