Nizams Fashion – The True Shade of Royalty

Nizams with their signature garb had introduced the world an imperial trend of fashion that adheres to the high levels of royalty. Besides the glow of pearls, Hyderabad also marked the glitter of fashion with the impact from Nizams luxurious lifestyle and their love towards sartorial works.


The Nizams are known to wear sherwani along with a turban that was attached with jewellery studded sarpech, and their immense interest towards pearls and jewellery made them to exhibit the exquisite pieces of necklaces made out from precious stones, gems and pearls. The VI Nizam of Hyderabad, Asaf Jah who was especially famous for his lifestyle and the fashion he used to follow had tremendous interest towards clothes which led to cement a separate wing for clothes in his palace. He didn’t used to wear the same attire for more than twice. He was also fond of various styles and popularized some of the clothes and accessories including collars, shoes, coats, headgears and perfumes. Many Nizams were inspired from the lifestyle of Asaf Jah and followed it too, mainly the 6th Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan gathered Asaf Jan’s sense of style and owned a two-tier wardrobe that had all filled up with expensive attires.

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Likewise, Mir Osaman Ali Khan, the seventh ruler of Asaf Jah dynasty with a nature to wear socks that are knitted by him was an unique persona as he always tend to wear patched ragged clothes despite having great clothes decked up in a half mile long wardrobe. He was also an enthusiast of pearls and collected enough pearls that could fill an Olympic-size swimming pool.

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