A brief history of Chaddis for Hommes

Men don’t discuss chaddis because under that nice Diesel Jean there is Rs 90 very un-comforatble VIP frenchee hiding. But seriously what can we do. We don’t have Victoria’s secrets. Just some stuff hanging here and there.

If you were born before 1979 its certain that our chaddis have a common ancestry. It is from the time when the words like briefs, trunks and  boxers were not invented. Our modesty was guarded by our faithful “Naade walla Kaccha” Also known  as “Latthe wala kachaa ” ( chaddis made of coarse cotton with stripes and string ). Man,  these were popular. You could see the entire men folk out with their pride and stripes everywhere. It was perfectly okay to wear one and go  buy things from Kiryane ke Dukaan. Most likely the lala jee will be  wearing one too and going one about his business.

These Kaccha’s were handy ( and airy). Almost everyone in family had  atleast one Kaccha with ” Chor Jeb” where one can safely keep cash while travelling. These Kaccha’s also had a camaraderie around them. They all looked the same .Y ou could never know for sure if you were wearing your own or someone else. Early morning men could be heard asking their wives – Sun na Zara ek Nada to de dena.

As if it was the curse of the  ” Naada” one day everything changed. The super cool and elastic band enforced chaddis came to the market. Overnight our good honest Kacchas became underwear and and the rest is history. We got invaded by Amul, VIP,  Jockey Rupa et al.

The trouble with men and their chaddis is that we are very narrowly focussed- Sastee and tikaoe ( long lasting). We love to buy the cheapest and wear them till you can do star gazing through them. We take special pride in having holes in our chaddis- Mujhe koi problem nahi hai, tujhe hai to nayee laa de.

Have you ever wondered why there are no specialist Chaddi stores for us. Imagine 650 million men in India and not even one ” Lovable” equivalent store for us. There are millions of blogs on advise on cars, homes, love, cooking, mother in law etc.  But no blog for advise you on good chaddis.

So here is some honest advise. What ever you are wearing, discard. Rush to a Marks and Spencer store. Buy their Autobiography range of Chaddi’s. They are 850 a piece but I guess you have saved enough money so far on those 100 ka pair chaddis. These M&S chaddi’s are super cool. They are so comfortable  that you will wonder if you are actually wearing one :).

But just one word of caution- Don’t call them Chaddi’s else the store guy will instantly know what you are wearing under your Diesels.

 

 

 

 

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