About Nehru Jackets
With a Nehru jacket, you can really give yourself a royal look — these garments first appeared in India in the 1940s, enjoying a public appearance on the back of Pandit Nehru, then the Prime Minister of India. This jacket is a hip-length coat. It features a sharp and tailored look with crisp lines, two diagonal front pockets, and a mid-length mandarin collar. It comes in several styles including a beautiful and warm quilted coat that is ideal for winter use, and a lighter weight cotton and polyester suit that is perfect for spring and summer. Vintage Nehru jackets, which date back to the 1960s in India and the United States, feature a long coattail in the back with two long, separate flaps. These coats feature a pleated panel with buttons down the front and come in slender and fitted styles with enough extra fabric in the front to create slight ruffles, giving the coat an elegant look. Men's Nehru jackets enjoyed a surge in popularity during the 1960s, when band members of the Monkees and Beatles adopted the look. Today, you can search the large inventory on eBay for Nehru jackets of all kinds.