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Unclean shoes a turn-off for FILA India Creative Head, 'Dad sneakers' win big

Abdon Lepcha feels 'butt ripped jeans' is the one trend men should avoid.

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Last Updated: Sep 27, 2019, 05.47 PM IST|Original: Sep 27, 2019, 08.07 AM IST
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Lepcha describes his personal style as ‘Ath-Zen’.
Try different looks, like bucket hats or fanny packs, suggests Abdon Lepcha, creative head at FILA India.

Express yourself
“My first exposure to fashion as a kid was through 80’s rock & roll; the denim, leather jackets, dingo boots and bandanas. In today’s fashion world, accessorising has become a way of expressing yourself and creating a style statement. Different looks call out for different accessories. I’d recommend trying fanny packs and bucket hats with a casual athleisure look.”

Your personal style
“My personal style is ‘Ath-Zen’, a combination of athleisure fused with an influence of Samurai clothing. I love pairing my black joggers with an oversized tee and a kimono and a pair of dad sneakers.”

The essentials
“Solid black and white tees, a white shirt, blue denim jeans, a custom tailored suit and a pair of dad sneakers.”

Style tip
“I wouldn’t say that there’s one particular type of shoes that’s not okay. Rather, one needs to know what shoes to pair with which particular look. Having said that though, unclean shoes are a turn off.

No matter what shoes you wear, keep them clean, because they take you places.”

One item that instantly elevates an outfit
“Dad sneakers.”
​Abdon Lepcha​ says that​ one needs to know what shoes to pair with which particular look. ​
Abdon Lepcha says that one needs to know what shoes to pair with which particular look.

A faux-pas you’d never make
“Pairing a waist-coat with shorts. Another trend I regret is deep V-necks and short skinny shorts on men.”

One colour men should add to their wardrobe
“Living Coral (Pantone colour of the year) and Green Ash add freshness to a wardrobe and display a lively presence. These are the colours to look out for in the coming season.”

One trend men should avoid
“Butt ripped jeans.”

Style code
“Wear what makes you comfortable. Just don’t overdo it. You can never go wrong with a black and white tee, blue denims and white sneakers.”

To clinch a deal, you must…
“Wear your attitude.”

What I would wear to:
Brunch with friends: Shorts with a tee and a cool pair of sneakers
Date night: Buttoned-up polo tee, blue denims and sneakers or a white shirt, well-fit trousers and a pair of brown shoes.
Company retreat: Light-blue shirt, linen jacket and trousers paired with a pair of brogues

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