Given the Indo-Western style of our clothes, we wanted our logo to capture the fusion of eastern and western cultures. The font superimposes English letters of "Saffron Lane" over the phonetic spelling of the corresponding Hindi characters of our brand name.
The Nehru Vest, also called a "Bandi" in India, is named after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who was a key figure in India's independence movement and the first Prime Minister of India. The garment was designed in India in the 1940s, when it became the formal wear of choice for North Indian men of high social stature. Post Independence, it became a permanent fixture in every Indian man's wardrobe. Fun Fact: It was briefly popularized in the U.S. during the 1960s by the Beatles.
The Bandhgala ("Closed Neck Coat") traces its origins to the time of British rule in India. Akin to the western blazer, this ‘prince coat’ has become the modern Indian man's go-to for both formal and semi-formal events.
Sizing & Care
Please reference the sizing guides on each product page (or here) to help you find the closest fit. Note that measurements in the sizing guides represent actual body dimensions so we recommend you measure your body and not other clothes/jackets as that may cause some variances. There are also slight differences in measurements between Nehru Vests and Bandhgalas, so please reference the sizing chart that matches your garment type.
Although we hope one of our sizes will fit you like a glove, it is possible you may like some alterations for that perfect fit. All our garments are constructed with extra material in the margins to allow you to work with your local tailor to adjust the fit as necessary. In our experience, most alterations are typically light and easily handled by most tailors within 2-3 days. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer free alterations at this time but we hope that our competitive pricing and free shipping will help make room for some light alterations if necessary.
Yes, for some styles (depending on fabric availability), we do offer made to order sizing. Note that custom orders do not qualify for exchanges/returns. We also take custom requests for wedding/groomsmen parties. For details on individual or large custom orders, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss sizing & options.
All our garments are dry clean only.
We store and ship all our products from California, which helps with quick processing and shipping times so you can get your order ASAP!
Yes, we do! We ship via USPS or UPS on all orders within the U.S., which typically takes 3-5 business days to deliver. Order processing time is typically 24 hours. If you require expedited shipping options, you can review those during the checkout process. For international orders, we offer discounted shipping rates that you can view during checkout.
We know you can’t wait to wear your Saffron Lane clothes so we try to process and ship your order ASAP, typically within 1-2 business days. Once the order has shipped, you will receive a confirmation email with the tracking details. We ship via USPS Priority Mail or UPS on all orders within the U.S., which takes 3-5 business days to deliver.
Once your order has been processed and shipped, you will receive an email with a tracking link for your order.
Please refer to the full returns & exchange policy here. We hope that you are fully satisfied with your order! If there are any concerns, please reach out to us to discuss how we can help. If you would still like to return or exchange your order, we have a 30 day free return or exchange policy for all U.S. based orders. We will refund orders that are unworn and unaltered. Please note any original shipping fees (e.g. expedited, etc.) are non-refundable.
For international orders, we are happy to offer a return/exchange within 30 days as well but the customer will need to pay for return shipping
We will be unable to offer any refunds/exchange requests outside the 30-day window. We also do not offer any returns or exchanges on custom orders.
Please note that if our inspection team finds that items show wear and tear (stains, signs of alterations, etc.) or find evidence of "wardrobing" or "free renting" (i.e. wearing clothes for an event, posting photoshoots on social media in our clothes and then returning them), we reserve the right to void any return requests as those are violations of our return & refund policy.
Saffron Lane’s Style Concierge offers how-to-wear tips for all our styles on each product page, including what to wear our styles with and to what events, but we know that it might not answer all your questions. Style concierge is here to help! Please reach out to us at email@example.com with any questions.