Men wear dhoti with a shirt known as the pheta in Maharashtra. They also wear headdress, which is a folded cap of made of cotton, silk or woolen cloth. It can also be a freshly folded turban known as rumal, patka, phet. Pagadi, the prepared form of turban was also used to wear, but it is rarely used this days. Bandi, a type of waistcoat or jacket is also worn over the shirt.
Dhoti is made of cotton cloth, which is nearly two and half to three
meters long, with or without borders on both the sides. A type of dhoti,
which has five tucks, three into the waistband at the two sides and in
front, while the loose end is tucked in front and behind is very popular
amongst the Maratha Brahmans. For durable hand-made dhotis, Nagpur-made
are most popular.
But these are the traditional clothing, which were popular up to three
decades back. Now the younger generations wear the latest fashion wears
of any kind.
Information on men's wear and costumes in Maharashtra.