Stylish Winters: Formal Black Outfit for Men

February begins with a warm approach to harsh winters. The weather slowly moves to a cozier onset with temperatures fit for a stylish wardrobe change! This February, we want to tell you how to leave the cozy, chunky knits for cold windy weather behind and welcome warm stylish Blazers! 🙂

When we realized that the month of love was truly also the month of weddings, and how a few members wrote to us for help, we put our thinking caps on to figure out the just right mix of spice and style great for your needs and ofcourse, the wallet.

The Curious Case of “I have everything BLACK”

Do you own a pair of black trousers? And, a black Blazer or a coat?  If yes, then we need you to know that you’re already half way through! :- ) To make it better, we recommend-

  1. Checking the blazer and getting it fitted on shoulders, chest and other areas! Take it to a good tailor and get it custom-fitted.
  2. Check the trousers. Can you make it slimmer at the ends? Is it too tight, too loose or has iron-stains? TIP- If yes, then don’t bother to get it fitted. You need a new one! Choose the darkest black which looks richer than its predecessor.
  3. Keep the Blazer and Pants together and exact-match their colors. Thumbs-up, if they do. If they don’t, you need to replace either of them! (Write to us if you need help in choosing the right Black Blazer)
  4. Find a crisp white shirt. Absolutely plain. Preferably, new.
  5. Wear them together. Choose a striking color for a Pocket-square. Groom your hair and smile. Voila!
Formal Wedding outfit- All Black, black blazer, dark coat and white shirt with black trousers.

All Pepper, with a Dash of Salt.

Hope you like it!

Let us know. 🙂

Shruti

 

Winter Weaves: Latest Mens’ Fashion

We’ve often wondered what would happen to the world without its wandering, wistful weaves? 🙂

Can you imagine a world of mens’ fashion with just prints everywhere? Say, a printed white shirt for office or a printed black formal shirt for a dinner party, or even more ghastly-a printed traditional Kurta/Sherwani un-fit for mens’ wedding? Sometimes, we can’t help but think how boring would the world be if there was ‘All print and No weave!’ :-/

Winters, especially in India (well, mostly north-India) are a fabulous time to experiment with beautiful, vibrant colors and like most stylish men in the Wild Wild West, Indian Men should also know a thing or two about the most fashionable weaves to flaunt in otherwise gloomy winters.

Style in case, this beautiful Turquoise Waffle-Weave Sweater which is a great fit for almost all sizes, thanks to the relaxed weave quality which does not look too odd over a bit of a winter-tummy! 😀 <Yay!>

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mens-turquoise-blue-sweater-Waffle-Weave

Second in line to love is this fabulous Herringbone Three Piece Suit for Men, which is a classic choice for some heavy duty professional wear as well as some high-profile stylish dressing for a fashionably updated Indian man. 🙂

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mens-herringbone-weave-suit

Last in the series of our favorite-weaves-for-Indian-men is this fantastic Open weave sweater for all seasons. The rich blue color on this stylish winter wear is ideal for all levels of cold and blends well with stylish outerwear like a casual Jacket or a simple black mens’ overcoat.

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mens-open-weave-sweater

We love this because this simple piece can transform into a ultra-cool yet casual outfit for those who want to play it sporty, whereas it easily merges with understated style of wearing it with a beige coat or a grey blazer in Winters!

Love it, or Not? Let us know in the comments below!

 

xoxo

Where: Are the fashionable men?

We love collecting photos of Vintage Style, Classic Fashion and ofcourse Modern Trends. We follow Bollywood fashion, men in vogue and all suave men in the industry. Although, we might like to focus more on Indian mens’ style, but at the same time we don’t leave out foreign fashion either!

People sometimes wonder where the stylishly dressed men are, but they are not all at the Runway Collections or Indian mens fashion weeks, instead they are on the street; they are the men about town! 🙂

See, our take on “What’s in fashion for Men” & “The Stylish Men of 2013” in this post to follow. See, a few cool (and equally Hot!) pictures we collected from a few fashion stylist friends of ours-

1. Not Street Style, but definitely the Dressier Side of Indian Men.

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Indian Style Sensibilities: Pure Sexy

2. That’s why we call it Street Style!

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One Word. Amazing. Wel, the 2nd word should be “Ooohh!” 😉

3. How we see more Indians on the Streets!

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When you try to spell Fashion, You get this. 🙂

4. Music Artists, Singers and the Free-Stylers!

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Inspiration: Music Artists, Vocalist, Band Members, Art Lovers, Graffiti Stars. All in All: ROCK Stars!

Love, Shruti!

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Top 5 trends You’ve TOTALLY got to Steal from the OSCARS’13

When it comes to Men, it’s all about the Tuxedos, the Style and the Babes at the 2013 Oscars. Sifting through the images, we could see 5 definite trends that I’m sure will be sticking around for a while. Want to know what they are?

1. The Beard

Beards to Tuxedo, is, Whisky to Ice.

Beards to Tuxedo, is, Whisky to Ice 😉

Stubble's no Trouble anymore!

Stubble’s no Trouble on Tuxedo anymore!

Beards are suddenly so HOTT, Cool and SEXY, all three together! Beards and Tuxedos and Hot men are going to be our buzz words for a while now.

2. The 3-Piece Suit is BACK!

Does the 3-piece Suit make Bradley Cooper look Hotter than we imagine?

Does the 3-piece Suit make Bradley Cooper look Hotter than we imagine?

3. The Intricate, GOLDEN Button.

We're Digging the Gold Buttons on his Dress shirt

We’re Digging the Gold Buttons on his Dress shirt

4. The Prescription Glasses

Vicious Glasses on Mr. Michele Hazanavicius

Vicious Glasses on Mr. Michele Hazanavicius

Raybans have a new fad- the Prescription Glasses, well which has now been in the market since long, and Now worthy to be called PURE Fashion. And we’re loving the way everybody stylish in our team has got them and are sporting the Cat-print, the mosaic print power-less but very Powerful 😉 glasses!

5. The Shiny Skin for Clean-Shaven.

Tom Cruise flaunts the flawless skin at Oscars'13

Tom Cruise flaunts the flawless skin at Oscars’13

This is what we love about English Men. 😉 They slather some rich lotion on their freshly scrubbed skin and they’re ready to roll, but Indians are not far behind either. Ironically,  the Indian dusky skin, with a bit of sheen, is just the skin English women crave for!! 😉 Any more reasons you need, Men?

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Love,

Rashi

WEDDING ALERT: So what’re you wearing, a Sherwani or Tuxedo?

A lot of times, our fellow members pop the same question to us like, “My brother’s getting married, what should I wear?

And then come the doubts like, “I want to wear something formal but not western”; “I want to leave the blazer to Cocktail party”; “Don’t want to wear a coat- it’s too common!”; “Shaadi is all about ethnic wear…I want to try something different”; “Should I try a Kurta pyjama or a sherwani but not very groom-like!”.

We get many questions and a spoon full of doubts that range even higher like, “Women can wear heels to look taller, but if we wear high sole shoes we only look weird. So, how to look taller at a wedding?”. And guys, yes, today we’re in a pensive mood 😉 and we are concerned only about 2 things today-

  1. Sherwani, and
  2. How to look Taller in a Sherwani 😉
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Sherwani makes most men look good. True Story.

Since you’re a guest so you don’t want to be shini-er than the groom I guess 😉 So, a stylish Sherwani or a great Kurta-pyjama or a great Kurta-Dhoti combination will not only make you look Different but also Chic.

(Yeah, so we’re a li’l objective today) And, here are some reasons to buy a Sherwani right away-

  1. It gives you natural length as the Kurta generally touches below your knees and gives you optically-illusive length
  2. Whatever design your Sherwani may be, the neck is generally a tapered placket, which makes your neck look slimmer and angular.
  3. You look warmer, friendlier and more approachable 😉 vis-à-vis a Suited man next to you!
  4. You break the convention of the Common by going traditional.
  5. It shows that you put some thought into your outfit and you’re smart not to be wearing a Blazer.
  6. The Juttis/ Mojaris for Men (worn together with a Sherwani) are a great relief to the eyes vis-à-vis the same old grey/black/brown shoes
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Many a royal men wear Mojaris with a Sherwani

OK. Now lets get you a Cheat-Sheet to look Taller

1. Opt for Sherwani with a tapered placket instead of a bandh Gala

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Sometimes a bad Bandh Gala leaves you Without a Neck 😉

2. Go for a readymade Dhoti,with a kurta so long that it stop at your knees. Churidaars look good too,just ensure that it doesn’t have too many rings at bottom.

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A gorgeous Sherwani/Kurta likes a well fitted Churidaar

3. Opt for shinier/lighter color of the Churidaar than that of the Sherwani

4. Opt for smaller, wide-set prints on a Kurta than big block prints. Also choose lighter colors than darker ones like greys/browns etc.

This is something experimental but, Someone with height concerns, should try avoiding styles like these-

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The dark color & Bad choice of Shoes stubs his height!

5. Lucknowi/Laknavi kurtas have a natural advantage as many a times, the chikankaari runs vertically, and hence the subtle length.

6. Focus on Kurtas that have embroidery stopping at the mid of your chest. It gives you more torso-area to keep the eyes fixed at the right areas of a Man 😉 we meant the ‘chest’!

7. Keep a Stole ALWAYS styled on one shoulder if you want to look taller. NEVER cross it on both as it cuts height

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Men, a cross-styled Stole is NOT for you. Ever.

And last, Dhoti with a Sherwani is just so sexy that we cant deny but do NOT ever wear a Stole or a Dupatta alongLets keep something for women to protect their assets, shouldn’t we? 😉

Also, See how Mr Khan rolls it in Style with his many shades of Sherwanis.

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Saif Ali Khan rocks this cream Sherwani.

Although we’ve said pretty much everything you’d like to know, but if you’ve got a wedding nearby, then you know where to sign up- http://signup.stylesaute.com/ and drop us an email at sanjeev@stylesaute.com.

Ciao!!

Look Taller. Simple.

Look Taller. Simple.

An exact word of wisdom on how to choose prints of your shirt, if you want to look Taller!