Monday, 30 August 2010

Jinnah in Indian Dress

Someone asked for a picture of Jinnah in Indian dress. This seems quite a good image and, taken with the one posted previously, shows that he was equally comfortable in western and eastern dress. The Jinnah cap (sometimes called a karakul cap) that he is wearing is normally worn by Muslim men who have undertaken the holy pilgimage to Mecca, known as Haj. However, these hats are also generally worn by many men around the world. The coat collar here is often, these days in the West, referred to as a 'Nehru', although it had long been an Asian fashion on the knee-length sherwani, before the mandarin collar was taken up for suit coats by fashion houses in the 1960s.

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