Spelling out the attitude

Haute style
Last Updated 25 September 2016, 18:29 IST

Men’s fashion is growing by leaps and bounds. Brands are trying to break away from the norm and create striking style statements with menswear. The latest collection from PN Rao strikes a fine balance between tradition and today’s fast-paced life.

Going ahead with that smart look

This collection comprises the colours of the season varying from brown and burgundy to blue. The theme is ‘Equation’ and tries to include every man’s style needs.

There are two sub-themes — ‘Post a Postcard’ and ‘Metallica’. While ‘Post a Postcard’, tries to connect to every man’s inner-self, ‘Metallica’ denotes a competitive lifestyle, which one is forced to run behind. One will find looks predominantly in copper, tints and shades of brown, cream and navy in ‘Post a Postcard’ and sheen, silver, gold and copper, in ‘Metallica’.

Ketan Pishe, a partner with PN Rao, says, “The latest collection is a fine balance between the traditional way of dressing as well as what a customer likes to wear in today’s times. The brand thoroughly studies national and international trends in order to provide the best of both worlds.     Blue has been in vogue for sometime now and will continue to trend. Royal blue in particular is one of the most preferred shades of blue for all occasions across categories; be it for a wedding, or as western or occasion wear.”

He vouches that comparing to the last few years, the demand for tuxedos has gone up.
“It is stylish now to sport a tuxedo for various high profile corporate and closed door events,” he says.

“The ‘bandhgala’ continues to be a favourite and of late, people are ‘dressing up’ for all occasions. Irrespective of what the occasion is, everyone prefers to look their best nowadays. They like to complete the look with a bow tie, scarf or a pocket square,” adds Ketan.

Mohammed Saif, a student of Jain College, wore a printed shirt with trousers and completed the look with a Blackberry black belt and blue shoes.
Punchline: “A simple yet sharp look — this outfit works for any day and all the time. I loved the comfort of the fabrics.”
Price: Shirt (Rs 2,399), pant (Rs 2,995), belt (Rs 1,539) and shoes (Rs 4,490).

Rohit, a student of Christ College, sported a green Denis Parkar ‘bandi’ with a mandarin collar shirt and teamed it with a GMen pant, Satya Paul pocket square and shoes.
Punchline: “I love the colour combination — green and black. The pocket square adds a formal tinge to the ethnic outfit.”
Price: Bandi (Rs 3,195), shirt (Rs 2,799), pant
(Rs 3,890), pocket square (Rs 995) and shoes (Rs 4,990).

Gaurav Gupta, a student of SJCIT, sported a formal look with a single-breasted polywool suit and a cotton premium shirt, and completed the look with a Park Avenue tie and formal shoes from Roush.
Punchline: “Blue does magic to any look and the suit works great for any occasion, be it a meeting or a dinner event.”
Price: Blue suit (Rs 17,999), printed white shirt (Rs 2,099), tie (Rs 1,100) and shoes (Rs 5,490).

Faisal Pasha, a student of Jain College, sported an olive print commodity jacket. He completed the look with a blue satin pocket square and Roush shoes.
Punchline: “The jacket has a very grand look to it and the print looks very elegant.”
Price: Jacket (Rs 10,880), pocket square (Rs 999) and shoes (Rs 8,990).

Anas Merchant, a student of CMS College, teamed a maroon mandarin collar shirt with black pants and accessorised the look with a brown belt and Roush shoes.
Punchline: “The reverse-side printed placket of the shirt is attractive and the mandarin collar adds a classy and smart touch to the whole look.”
Price: Maroon mandarin collar shirt (Rs 2,199), black pant (Rs 3,060), shoes (Rs 5,490) and belt (Rs 1,499).

Dinesh Babu, a student of Jain College, sported an ultra-fit checks smart casual blazer and shirt, with Blackberry black pants, belt and Roush shoes.
Punchline: “The print gives a snazzy look to the whole attire. The blue and white colour combination is just perfect.”
Price: White shirt (Rs 2,299), blue and white checks blazer (Rs 8,999), black pants (Rs 2,395), belt (Rs 2,299) and shoes (Rs 4,999).

(Published 25 September 2016, 16:06 IST)

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