Indian politicians are not only the custodians of our nation but also of the fashion world. Even in their conventional outfits, they find a way to break away from the monotony and give it its own unique style. This holds true for their accessories, especially their eyewear. From evergreen rimless glasses to modest rectangle glasses, our politicians know how to instill their style through their spectacles. Facing cameras for hours makes their eyeglasses quite an integral part of the political conversation, but are often the least talked about style statement. So this Independence Day, we decided to dive into the sartorial eyewear choices of our leaders that always face the masses and media with utter resilience. Let’s find out who wore what, and why!
Prime Minister Narendra Modi commands any room he walks into with his power dressing style. His regal gold-finished rimless glasses bring his entire look together and exude a minimalist, crisp look. He leverages the science of simplicity and pairs his timeless rimless glasses with all things classic: khadi, bundi, Nehru jackets, and pure white bandhgalas. Follow suit with John Jacobs Pro Titanium Gold Rimless Rectangle Eyeglasses that were specifically designed for authoritative positions that command attention!
Her flawlessly draped handloom saree accessorised with nothing but a pair of elegant rimless glasses beautifully lives up to the phrase: less is more! Sonia Gandhi has always believed in “keeping it simple and not over-embellishing.” Which explains why she chooses the epitome of minimalist fashion: rimless eyeglasses! Her intricately carved glasses like the Vincent Chase Blue Rimless Rectangle Eyeglasses, exude a dignified look.
Whether it’s a traditional white linen kurta paired with a black bundi or a western suit, Sachin Pilot always ensures he looks dapper. To take it up a notch, he teams his ensembles with a pair of suave rimless glasses that make all the difference! Why rimless? Firstly, rimless glasses don’t overpower his facial features and still helps attain visual acuity. If you look from a leaders’ point of view, they face hundreds of cameras, blinding flashes, and crowds daily. So they must have the protection of anti-reflective glasses like John Jacobs Pro Titanium Black Rimless Rectangle Eyeglasses which mirrors Pilot’s current specs. Ask anyone, his glasses are very much responsible for his calm, composed, and sharp look.
Agatha K. Sangma
Agatha Sangma made headlines by becoming the youngest Minister of State in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). Just like all the politicians in this list, she too sports a classic yet modern style, and constantly upgrades her eyewear with every ministerial meeting. During her swearing-in ceremony, she wore a traditional Meghalayan outfit and a pair of semi-rimless glasses. Everybody including Sonia Gandhi cheered her for her courageous stance on fashion and politics. Hence, she and her semi-rimless glasses like the Vincent Chase Matte Black Half Rim Rectangle Eyeglasses earned a special mention in this list.
Loose pants, untucked shirts,pajamas and casual footwear rightly portray a common man’s dressing style and so does the leader of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Mr. Kejriwal. Yet when he takes the podium, no man looks as eligible and well-educated as him. Mr. Kejriwal keeps his faith in transparency, which is probably why he chooses rimless glasses—that definitely keeps things crystal clear! Just like our latest Vincent chase Silver Rimless Rectangle Eyeglasses; a fine example of craftsmanship and transparency!
Defined by his well-coordinated khadi and cotton wear with Kolhapuri chappals, Raghav Chadha joins the bandwagon of rimless glasses fashion, ticking all the boxes when it comes to styling! Clean-slated eyeglasses bring out the classy, educated, and stylish side of this young leader. And his fine choice of glasses which is a close match to the Lenskart Air Golden Rimless Rectangle Eyeglasses definitely makes a statement.
Ram Nath Kovind
This may come as a surprise, but President Kovind has always had an eye for fashion. His elegant suits are custom made by a tailor in Lucknow who has been sewing for him for many years, his staple is pant-cut pajamas and kurtas. From pant-cut pajamas to suits, from being the Governor of Bihar to becoming the President of India—one style statement that he never changed was his pair of rimless eyeglasses. Today, his carefully crafted suit and classic rimless eyeglasses like Vincent Chase Gold Rimless Rectangle Eyeglasses make him effortlessly stylish.