The Nehru jacket got its inspiration from achkan or sherwani, a traditional attire in the Indian subcontinent. It is a hip length coat with a mandarin collar. The apparel was named after former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who rarely donned this jacket. Nehru jacket was first introduced in Indian in 1940s. The style reached foreign nations in the 1960s. Even thought popularity of this jacket rapidly decreased in foreign countries, yet it is still popular in India, where is not just worn on formal occasions, but it is also sported on semi-formal occasions. If you are looking to make a fashion statement, go for some trendy colors instead of classic shades.