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  Life   Fashion  17 Jan 2017  Men up to the minute!

Men up to the minute!

Published : Jan 17, 2017, 12:18 am IST
Updated : Jan 17, 2017, 6:36 am IST

As men get braver with their outfit choices, expect tailored checks, hats and quirky footwear to rule your wardrobes this year.

Checks will see a resurgence as wool derby footwear.
 Checks will see a resurgence as wool derby footwear.

Want 2017 to be your best (sartorial) year? Well, following the laws laid out by the city’s fashion fraternity won’t disappoint. We talk to popular mens wear designers in town to give us a peek into mens wear trends ’17 that score major points on the fashion radar...

Apparel: Vouching by how fitted silhouettes is the the way forward, designer Paresh Lamba says,  “Tailored double breasted suits in checks, particularly wide window pane and compact graph checks along with chalk stripes will be an everlasting trend here after. Recognising the redundancy of seasonal wardrobes in a world by climate change, this season is all about the topcoat, structured coats and panelled jackets. Zippered shorts spotted in white, gold and blacks is going to be most spotted in 2017. The rule applies to ethnic, casual and even semi-formal wear.” Incidentally, the trends are fuss-free, with global trends focusing on one major aspect – comfort married to versatility.


“I believe reversible Nehru jackets in solids are the new trends to which the youth have taken a liking to. These jackets are not only stylish and vibrant but also very practical and easy to carry. You can wear them to a wedding over a sherwani to jazz up an ethnic attire. Amp up your semi-formal attire by throwing it over. Dual colours, multiple ways to style and disarmingly charming look – this is our favourite fashion hack this season! The reversible jacket takes the versatility factor a notch higher by giving you two options to play with in one garment. We saw the look on international and national runways, and I’m certain the trend will spill into our wardrobes all through the year,” opines Mayank Modi, a city-based designer. Enthusing how fusion is the way forward, he adds, “You can team it with your everyday jeans and casual shirt combo to add a suave touch to your look.”


Accessories: Speaking about how small and significant seems like fashion’s message for the year, designer Bassam Osman pipes, “Men’s fashion accessories are quite interesting this coming season. While pocket squares and lapel pins are a mainstay from 2016, look out for scarves, bracelets and hats on and off the runway. Cashmere shawls are a big hit with ethnic wear.” For those who thought brooches took a backseat on the fashion radar, here’s a pleasant surprise. “Metal, feather, even grandma’s vintage brooches are the talking-point accessories worn on your garment this season. The trends are as such, that will enable the new age man to experiment. It’s only fair if he takes a cue,” states Paresh Lamba.


Footwear: With everything getting a snazzy twist, it’s little wonder that footwear is lagging behind either. Designer Manoviraj Khosla adds how the focus on footwear is garnering momentum like none other. “I’ve observed how Indian men have finally begun to give due credits to footwear. I see a lot of winged derbies, quirky prints, a mix of eclectic colours and varied textures seeing a momentum. With creative coming to the fore, let your style for the year be all about prints that speak and colour combinations that do the talking”

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