Maheen Khan's new fashion line aims to fight the cringe and boredom of high-fashion menswear

Maheen Khan's new fashion line aims to fight the cringe and boredom of high-fashion menswear

The veteran designer has had enough of "those tight body-hugging kameezes".
28 Apr, 2022

Fashion designer Maheen Khan clearly has had enough of what passes for fashion for desi men and frankly, we can't blame her. She took to social media to announce the launch of her new "men's line for the fashion savvy" — the designer's personal crusade against the cringe and boredom of high-fashion menswear.

Khan's new menswear line Gulabo Gentlemen has been launched with a purpose. "Launched a men's line for the fashion savvy, only because I'm so bored with the way they dress," the designer posted on Twitter. "Those tight body-hugging kameezes where every seam is stretched to bursting point or the poorly cut kameez that rides up in front. Like it or hate it, [it] has to be said."

Khan described Gulabo Gentlemen as an "unparalleled collection for the avant-garde set, who dare to go against the mainstream".

The collection's most eye-grabbing item is what Khan has dubbed a "shant" — a cross between a classic shalwar and pants. "Don't like shalwars? Wear a Shant. Shalwar trouser with the deepest of pockets, comfortable and easy to carry off with a short kurta too," Khan explained.

Still confused about what how a "shant" actually works? This video by Gulabo Gentlemen is here to help.

In case the "shant" isn't up your alley, Khan's menswear line offers other clothing items as well. Behold, unisex kurtas.

Some netizens were pretty excited about what Khan's new line had to offer.

Others were a little sceptical about this whole "shant" business, amongst other things.

Are you willing to give Khan's new menswear line a try?


Mogu Apr 28, 2022 12:06pm
This is cringe.
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ENGR Hamid Shafiq Apr 28, 2022 12:11pm
very ordinary dresses
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Chrís Dăn Apr 28, 2022 12:41pm
A presentable dressing for"gentlemen". However it would fit only to fit men . Its not a dress for pakistani fat politicians,elite.
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Vikas Apr 28, 2022 12:51pm
@Mogu Absolutely cringeworthy. I agree.
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Mahnaz Qaiser Apr 28, 2022 01:47pm
Please.No Pakistani man would wear these clothes.Stick to western wear Maheen.
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NYS Apr 28, 2022 02:14pm
Out of the box cult
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Dhinchack Apr 28, 2022 02:39pm
Effeminated men will wear her "creations"(sic).
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Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain Tere Apr 28, 2022 03:12pm
I think she should just make do with Kate Middleton and leave us alone!
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zaya Apr 28, 2022 03:20pm
Stick to dressing western women in Shalwar Kameez and Shameez; men don't have to be Faminine.
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Parsa Apr 28, 2022 03:57pm
Effeminate clothes and models, real men won’t wear this stuff.
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zarmeena azeem Apr 28, 2022 06:19pm
She introduces a new line to beat the boredom and cringe of menswear. From what I see in this article is a ultra boring brown shalwar kameez. How boring is that? And what is a shant. Puleez! Give us some light white, well stitched summer wear. Less gather on the shalwar will be a good idea what on earth is a shant?
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Raja Rental Apr 28, 2022 07:51pm
Please stick to dressing women and don't worry about the men. Otherwise, we would be happy to share ideas on what women should wear. Thanks!
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Abs UK Apr 28, 2022 11:13pm
Terrible to say the least
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