In the words of Yves Saint Laurent, “Fashion fades; style is eternal.” Asserting this further, Mumbai-based personal stylist for men, Sudhir Arora says, “I have not met a single man, who does not want to look good in his own way.”
It’s true! A stylish wardrobe can do so much more – whether it is adding that zing and passion in your life, or just simply expressing your likes and what makes you feel good about yourself. It also help you to merge in or stand out, as may be the need of the hour! After all, wearing well-fitted garments with good shoes is half the job done in making you look every bit of a star.
Having said that, there are certain new-age essentials for every man that makes one look good and stylish wherever they go!
Prep It Up With Accessories
Secure your style game with some cool everyday accessories. Giving the traditional dress-up accessories a break, some fashion weavers like Green Hill Manufactured Garment have introduced modern shirt lapel pins, brooches to give your button-shirt a dashing makeover. You can wear these with plain white shirts or solid colours or subtle self prints. Finally, complete this look with a pristine pair of all-white sneakers.
Frame It Well
Sure enough, the aviators once made famous by Tom Cruise in the 1986 American action drama, Top Gun, still haven’t lost its uber cool quotient. But, round-framed glasses and sun shades seem to be catching up with the classic aviator style real quick. Once made famous by the legendary singer, John Lennon, these frames now come with a fresh and cool form. Available in a variety of colours – from red to blue to classic blacks – these frames are here to say. What’s more? These round frames have already found a place in the wardrobes of many celebrities and style icons. Just like aviators, you can wear them with rugged outfits like khakis or camouflage prints.
The Spiked Tale
Move over subtility and embrace the ‘here-I- am-look’. For, that seems to be the mantra of the new-age stylish men. But if you are new in this game of fashion, then start with the basics by giving your traditional belts a makeover. Go for studded or spiked belt, and wear it with your regular denims. To further enhance this stud look, wear an armband over your plain or solid shirt. However, always play this look with a lot of subtility. This means, when wearing a stud belt or an armband make sure that your shirt and denims are casual, simple and without any prints. Here’s another tried and tested tip: Draw in a pull over, a round dial watch and denims with your studded belt for a cool look.
Stay Fashion Fit
Yes, a crisp white or a linen shirt will always make you look dashing; irrespective of your body shape and colour. But, the new-age fashion story gives the old style interesting spin. For instance, players like Green Hill have introduced well-fitted shirts with a hint of panelling, prints and solids. You can wear this new-age style the classic way — fully buttoned up – or wear it with sleeves rolled up till elbows to ooze a dapper casual look. You can team your well-fitted shirt with a pair of denims, trousers or shorts.
Put Your Best Foot Forward
In this new-age fashion world, take the right step in cool loafers. These can be worn for both a formal meeting or a casual day out. An absolute must have in your wardrobe, loafers add a lot of panache and coolness to one’s wardrobe. These easy and convenient slip-on dress shoes can turn around a look from preppy to punk to simple and cool in minutes. Further, you can pair up loafers with chinos, shorts and even suits. There’s more to these new-age fashion favourites. You can go sock-less in them; but, ensure that your pants are well hemmed.
Lastly, Sudhir says these new-age fashion must haves work well on any occasion – from work to the weekend, from the gym to the pub. But, you can always make them look versatile by adding a dash of ‘uniquely YOU’!