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Not without my turban

Young Sikhs in Vancouver are claiming their own space on the style map

By Deepa Menon  May 6th, 2015

Just as the modest fashion movement is documenting the style of those who follow religious or personal dress codes, a new tumblr called Turban-Esque celebrates the dapper men and women who cover their heads with the Sikh pagdi or dastar. Started by Jaskirat Chahal and Jaskaran Chauhan, this Vancouver-based street style journal features young, urban Canadians who have a public as well as a private relationship with their faith. A particularly spiffy gentleman, who appears on the site in a well-fitted blue button down offset by a deep red turban, explains why he started wearing the pagri: “I looked in the mirror and all I saw was this twenty something year old ‘boy’ looking back at me. I wanted to be a man. I wanted to look like a Sikh man. I wanted to look like a Sardar. I wanted to look like my dad, I wanted to make him proud!”

You can also follow Turban-Esque on Instagram