Style analyst Cathy D’Souza picks two of fashion’s most wanted.
Long gone are the days when women dominated the fashion spotlight while their male counterparts found themselves sidelined to anonymity. In the last decade, we’ve seen men push the boundaries and break through black-tie stereotypes to introduce more definition in their sartorial choices on the red carpet. Pioneering this change are two rather successful men, who don’t believe in following the rules; they believe in paving their own path.
He’d wear a hat with his denim shirt; plimsolls and jeans and string a crossbody bag across his chest to shoots. It was almost as if he didn’t even try to fit in. Mostly found in his T-shirt and jeans, Farhan loves comfort and can often be seen wearing a T-shirt concealed underneath his sharp blazers. The nerdy sweater-over-shirt look? That’s Farhan as well! Take inspiration from his part-geeky, part-quirky style and give your suits a fresh spin by pairing them with hats, T-shirts and plimsolls.
Often seen wearing a T-shirt beneath his sharp blazers, here too his suit is paired with sneakers and a T-shirt.
Saif Ali Khan
The 10th Nawab of Pataudi is as classy as his royal title. Saif started off his caree way back in the 1990s as Bollywood’s favourite chocolate boy, and he’s had hits and misses in his career ever since. But what he hasn’t missed is developing a very distinct sense of style and persona.
Widely considered as a “thinking actor” in the media, Saif has often been praised by his wife, Kareena Kapoor Khan, for being the kind of person who is knowledgeable and well-groomed. And we agree! No one quite does bandgalas and Nehru jackets as well as Saif. And it’s hard to forget that he’s royalty when he steps out in his tailored jackets, chinos and pastel shirts (and he does the pastel pink and lilac with unbeatable grace). On the red carpet, Saif has come to prefer classic suits with a bow tie or a double-breasted blazer and vest. As compared to Farhan, Saif prefers to stick to his classics, be it formal or traditional wear.
Here he is in one of his favourite Western ensembles. In Indian, the Nawab prefers bandgalas and sherwanis. Get inspired by this star’s style and his polished and suave manners.
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