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Description : A hip-length tailored coat for men or women, with a stand-up mandarin collar, and similar if somewhat shorter than the South Asian sherwani.
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Origins and history : The coat was worn in this style by Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of India from 1947 to 1964 (although he wore both longer and shorter versions of the coat, as witnessed by the photo to the right.) The shorter form began to be marketed as the Nehru jacket in the West in the mid-1960s. It was briefly popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s for both women and men, spurred by growing awareness of foreign cultures, and, in particular, by the musical groups the Monkeys and the Beatles, who popularized the garment.
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Related or similar garments : sherwani,
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