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Worn with either long pants or short pants and knee high socks. Often made from polyester!
While the safari suit symbolised a break with the handspun khadi that Gandhi championed during the independence movement, (thus standing in for a new India), most people think of them as a symbol for a sad and unfortunate period in Indian mens fashion history.
Indelibly associated with the so-called License Raj – the slow, inefficient Indian bureaucracy of the 1970s and the 1980s. These Gorement officials and bureaucrats rocked this look with fat bellies sticking out defiantly.