Thursday, June 4, 2015

On the Street…Varanasi, India



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  1. Mimosas and Me

    June 4, 2015 at 9:59 am

    I’m still loving all the India photos. Anyone know what this kind of garment is called?

    • Overland_Nomad

      June 4, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      The garment is called a Kurta, mostly worn by men in the South of India. It is a long piece of fabric that is wrapped around the body a few times.

      • corr

        June 4, 2015 at 9:45 pm

        The kurta is the ‘shirt’. The garmet around the waist is called a dhoti

      • Adam

        June 4, 2015 at 11:46 pm

        Almost there, the Kurta is the more formal long dress shirt/pants, the wrap he’s wearing is called a Lungi. I took to wearing one while in India and they are one of the most comfortable and versatile pieces of clothing. So many uses besides being just an item of clothing as well.

      • Mimosas and Me

        June 5, 2015 at 8:15 am

        Thanks so much!

      • iyergirl

        June 8, 2015 at 1:30 am

        Hi there, its not only worn in southern parts of india but all over the country in different kind of drapes, the lower wraped piece of fabric is called the “dhoti” only in ‘Northern’ parts of india. In Southern states the lower garment has different names in different languages.

        • Sudeep Mukherjee

          June 10, 2015 at 12:08 pm


          This gent is definitely wearing a South India version of the lungi known as the Mundu, which has this distinctive stripe on the border and is generally white in colour. He is most definitely from the South as Varanasi is visited by all Indians because of religious reasons.

          A lungi can be multicoloured, checks etc. Longyi is also worn in Myanmar.

          As for the kurta, it is worn in West Bengal too and is known as Punjabi.

    • karenza

      June 5, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      the top is called kurta. the wrapped up fabric is called a dhoti. how do i know? i’m an indian.

    • Shweta

      August 19, 2015 at 1:23 am

      Hello, Im from India. The top is a kurta and the bottom is a plain piece of cloth worn wrapped around.It is called a lungi. both items of clothing are insanely comfortable in our sweltering heat!

  2. Liz

    June 4, 2015 at 11:02 am

    What I love about this is that this is what is worn in india, and it’s also something that I could see a style blogger wearing for a post. It’s really cool

  3. irene laura

    June 4, 2015 at 11:53 am

    How cool! The photos from India are aweosme :)

  4. Blog Alto ?Estilo

    June 4, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Ochee …. Estranho uou…..

  5. Blog Alto Estilo

    June 4, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Ochee …. Estranho Uou, cada culturea com sua moda … respeitando ao proximo sempre.

  6. Blog Alto Estilo

    June 4, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Tendências e Tendências …. moda e culturas

  7. Lauren at adorn la femme

    June 4, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    The onlooker and older people going about their daily routine makes this photo so captivating!

    adorn la femme

  8. sandy

    June 4, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Love his light blue shirt, so MODE… Love the HUMBLE way he looks at your camera, love his hands’ POSE so much :)

  9. C

    June 4, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Great photo Scott. I wonder what his story is.


  10. Adeola Naomi

    June 4, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    India holds a special place in my heart! I own a few sarrees I have never come to wear here in Europe! Such a beautiful gentleman!

  11. JV

    June 4, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    The dude behind him is pretty stylin’ as well. The length and cut of his shirt and the flared chinos make for a great look.

  12. milex

    June 4, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    I really really really really like him.

  13. Amy

    June 5, 2015 at 12:12 am


  14. shreyas

    June 5, 2015 at 2:16 am

    the top that the boy is wearing is called kurta (a loose shirt usually stitched of cotton fabric, with a few buttons at the top), the bottom is called lungi (usually worn by men residing in southern parts of india) wrapped around waist for a few rounds.

  15. Archana

    June 5, 2015 at 2:37 am

    More importantly, what do you think of the guy standing behind ?

  16. Mónica Sors

    June 5, 2015 at 4:46 am

    So nice shot ;)


  17. Nobodyscloset

    June 5, 2015 at 6:19 am

    This picture is so intense and real!Love it!

  18. antela

    June 5, 2015 at 6:38 am


  19. dario fattore

    June 5, 2015 at 8:51 am

    l india colpisce sempre il cuore con i suoi colori e le sue persone

    dario fattore –

  20. Mis perlas de moda

    June 5, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Such a cool shot!
    Mis perlas de moda

  21. ayu

    June 5, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Interesting shot. Not so much because of the outfit, but because of his expression. It always amazes me how Indians can wear white clothes in dusty environment and look so polished. When I was there in the dry season, I was a hot, sweaty, stainy mess. And I didn’t even wear white.

  22. Dev

    June 6, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Wow, from a designers point of view this photograph just sums it up. “Style is what you wear and every individual has a style”.

  23. Ayesha Rajpoot

    June 7, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Assam post, i am inspired to see this beautiful post, I can’t never see this blog, today first time I am see this site, I think fabulous, thanks

  24. Kanker Testis

    September 9, 2015 at 2:03 am

    Wow, shooting a very nice
    certainly every image there is meaning tucked.
    That’s the meaning of the what?

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    November 2, 2015 at 11:35 pm

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