Narendrabhai as Stylebhai

first_imgJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to receive his Indian counterpart in the city of Kyoto where the two leaders will later hold talks.If Barack Obama’s tan suit had twitter agog two days ago, generating its own hashtag, audacity of taupe, Narendra Modi’s bandhgala with a red silk pocket square while feeding fish with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe was no less.Modi’s march to 7 Race Course Road has been accompanied by a style evolution, where he has channeled both Jawaharlal Nehru and Rajiv Gandhi.Gujarat Nu Gaurav The half sleeve Modi kurta was designed to emphasise the 56 inch chest that could take on India. It made its makers Jade Blue very famous and very rich. It was also a less fussy contrast to Rahul Gandhi’s rolled-up sleeves that usually accmpanied a three-day old stubble.Narendra Modi and Rahul GandhiThe New Nehru Once Modi came to Delhi, he wore a long kurta with churidar and sleeveless jacket (very Nehruvian) in a new palette–peacock blue to baby pink–which signified a certain youthfulness. The play with colours was at its peak on Independence Day when he addressed India from the Red Fort with a tricolour turban that the wind obligingly waved around him.Narendra Modi and Pandit Jawaharlal NehruRajiv Gandhi Redux For his foreign visits, it is an update on the Rajiv Gandhi bandhgala. In Brazil for the BRICS Summit, Modi tried a powder blue hue. In Japan, it was all black with gleaming black luxe loafers. As Modi showed in his address to SRCC students at the beginning of his election campaign in 2013, he is not afraid of sporting a brand like Gucci (his scarf) on occasion, even if it screams dandy.advertisementRajiv Gandhi and Narendra Modilast_img read more