Standing out in the crowd

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Last Updated 26 February 2017, 18:38 IST

Menswear is experimenting like never before even as it retains the professional
look. ‘Forma-Linens’, an innovative collection from Peter England, caters primarily to professionals. It has a range of meticulously crafted formal shirts in linen-Tencel blend, offering both style and comfort.

Confident strides

Keeping in mind the summer season, the collection offers a sophisticated and modern look in linen fabric by offering 20 trendy colours. 

Shades like coral rose, purple, Pacific depth, sapphire blue, pista green, apricot rush, intense grey, lilac, lavender, powder blue and aqua green among others dominate the latest collection.

Nidhi Raj, creative director, Peter England, Madura F&L, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd, says, “On the occasion of the completion of 20 years of Peter England in India, we wanted to showcase a line of clothing that brings out authenticity and variety. ”

Highlighting the fabrics used in the collection, he says, “We have used our experience and expertise to curate a range that is a combination of cotton, linen and Tencel. We wanted to create shirts which a consumer can wear all through the day — to work and as evening or party wear. The cotton-linen blend perfectly fits our requirement of an outfit that is formal and also looks good as casual wear. Tencel is a beautiful fabric and picks up the dye faster, making it brighter and clearer. This gives it a more pristine and crisp look.”  

The brand caters to not just formal and casual menswear but has also new product lines like ‘Indies’ (a contemporary take on men’s ‘kurtas’, suits and blazers), ‘Peter England Elite’ (the premium formal wear line), ‘Peter England Denim Collection’,
‘Peter England Perform’

(a range that encourages consumers to lead an active lifestyle) and  accessories
like shoes, bags and sunglasses.

Salim Irshad, a student of The Oxford College of Business Management, wore a pair of slim fit denims and teamed it with a formal shirt and navy blue tie. He completed the look with a brown beltand a pair of casual sneakers. 
Punchline: “This attire is great to be worn for presentations at office or even in college. It is right for an evening out as well.”
Price: Shirt ( 1,599), tie ( 599), Belt ( 549), jeans ( 1,999) Shoes ( 2,799).

Assad Khan, a student of CMR College, chose a formal look by wearing a pair of grey formal trousers, a lavender formal shirt and a tie. He picked up a pair of black formal shoes and a belt.  
Punchline: “The outfit and the shoes were very comfortable. This is an ideal look for official meetings and formal events.”
Price: Shirt ( 1,599), Trousers ( 1,949), tie ( 599), belt ( 1,399) and shoes ( 3,499).

Arqham Sharieff, a student of CMR College, wore a turquoise green formal shirt and paired it with midnight blue formal trousers. He kept his look simple by teaming it with a brown belt and sneakers.
Punchline: “I really like the colour of the trousers and the shirt. The fabric of the shirt is commendable and it gives me a lot more comfort and confidence.”
Price: Shirt ( 1,599), trousers ( 1, 699),  belt ( 899) and shoes ( 2,799).

Roshan Khan, a student of Presidency College, chose to go completely formal by donning a cream coloured blazer and trousers. He teamed it with a bright pink plain shirt, a navy blue tie and a pocket square along with tan coloured shoes and a belt.
Punchline: “It is refreshing to see so many colours in formal shirts. ”
Price: Shirt ( 1,599), suit set (trousers and blazer)
( 7,499), tie ( 699), pocket square ( 699), belt ( 699) and shoes (  3,499).

Rayhan Jamal, a student of Presidency College, kept his look cool and classic with a crisp white shirt, a pair of beige chinos and a navy blue blazer. He completed his look with matching navy blue coloured shoes, an orange coloured pocket square and a belt.
Punchline: “The quality of the fabric of the apparel was great and I felt very comfortable in them.”
Price: Shirt ( 1,599), blazer ( 6,499), pocket square ( 699), chinos ( 1,499) and shoes ( 2,499).

Tajammul, a student of Jain University, chose to go the classic way. He wore a grey waistcoat and matching trousers and teamed it with a black formal shirt and shoes. He completed his look with a purple tie and a pocket square.
Punchline: “The overall look worked well for me and this is great to wear for a wedding or a formal
Price: Shirt ( 1,599), tie ( 1,299), waistcoat ( 3,999), pocket square ( 699) and shoes ( 2,999).

(Published 26 February 2017, 15:55 IST)

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