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SherwaniSherwani means a coat-like garment buttoned in the front, which reaches down to the knees, or lower. Usually has embroidery or some other type of work on it. Worn by boys  at weddings and other formal parties. Sherwani is a long coat-like garment worn by men, very similar to an achkan. It is worn over the Shalwar Kameez.

The origins of the sherwani are unclear, but it was associated with the court of the Nizam of Hyderabad prior to the Independence. It is the national dress of Pakistan for men, as it is not specifically associated with any of the provinces. Most government officials wear the formal Black sherwani on state ocasions.

This sherwani coat fits close to the body, fastened in the front with buttons, and extends to slightly below knee-length. Sherwanis are usually embroidered or detailed in some way. Many Pakistani grooms wear them at their weddings. This clothing or fashion-related article is a stub.

The sherwani is named after the Sherwani family, a large Muslim family of mixed Arab and pakhtoon descent that is settled mainly around the Aligarh (UP) and Malerkotla (Punjab) areas in India. Sherwani looks good on boys as it is comfortable and looks elegant on them which is usually worn during weddings and wedding parties.

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