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    Quirky is the new cool: Designer Nikhil Thampi credits Ranveer Singh for bringing fun into fashion


    According to Thampi, no one can go wrong with a white shirt paired with indigo denims.

    Nikhil Thampi (L), Ranveer Singh (R)
    Designer Nikhil Thampi on why investing in a good watch is not a waste of time.

    Style guide
    “When it comes to style, I really admire Rahul Khanna and Raghavendra Rathore. Even though it’s off my personal taste, I would give full credit to Ranveer Singh for bringing back the fun element in fashion.”

    The essentials
    “Every man should own a white shirt, a well-fitted pair of indigo jeans and a pair of tan boots or shoes. Most important is a very good watch which is an essential along with a good fragrance.”

    Look book
    “A white shirt paired with indigo denims is something one can never go wrong with. The overuse of the logo of a particular brand on a shirt is a turn off. My suggestion to men is to go easy with the branding on their body. One style advice for men is to go the classic way, but do not fear to experiment once in a while.”

    Business of style
    “It’s important to keep business attire formal, but adding an interesting colour or print can def initely create an impression by keeping the rest of the look subtle. To add a statement, one can opt for a tie pin or a cufflink.

    Day to night
    “A black shirt paired with indigo denims is the right fit to move from a day to night look.”

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    A Class Apart

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    In pic: Raghavendra Rathore

    Invest in
    “Every man should invest in a good watch and a great pair of sunglasses. These can enhance your personality.”

    New year, new trends
    “2019 has a lot of cool silhouettes for men coming in and I am excited to see that phase. We are going to witness the comeback of loose trench jackets too. Tailored, relaxed blazers and jackets are something that will dominate men’s wear. The cowl kurta is something that should be left behind in 2018.”

    You make a style statement when you…
    “Let your personality shine more than your clothes.”

    Weekend away
    “For a weekend, one should be comfortable, I recommend khadi trousers which can be multipurpose. (Also) a couple of T-shirts and some basic cool printed half-sleeved shirts to make it more relaxing.”

    Best foot forward
    “Shoes are an important aspect of a man’s look. I would recommend loafers as I believe they fit in the right zone of semi-formal. It can easily be translated from a day to night look, depending on the occasion or work.”

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