This is the first coming together of my blog and the Label Suket Dhir. I am glad to personally know even the person Suket Dhir. He was my senior at college. Seeing Suket win the Woolmark prize was a complete delight. The collection looked brilliant and all the looks photographed beautifully well. That is not always easy with handloom fabrics. I have been trying to participate in the idea of promoting indian, hand-woven fabrics and this grungy suit from Suket Dhir is a great way to begin the process.
Not only does he research and know his slubby, textured fabrics well, he also sees a great amount of beauty in the craft that our country weaves. This easy cut suit is a great example of that. The perfect blue on the weave is detailed with wooden buttons and a paisley print silk lining. The pants are the most comfortable pair of formal pants I have ever worn. The volume and the cut of it does have a slight sense of nostalgia as I remember the members of my previous generations wearing loose boxy pyjamas along with their kurtas and ease with the breeze. I am really in love with this outfit. This is a must have for winters. The ensemble does have the perfect balance of everything that you look for in designer wear.
I look forward to another post soon with Suket where I would love to talk more about his design journey and how the his sensibility evolved from the fibre level of thinking and making.
Also, excuse me for putting a little extra photographs on this post. But this is only for the complete viewing pleasure as I loved the location we shot at. We shot this look at this lovely place before Rohtang called Sarchu. We stayed in a cottage on the banks of the river ‘Baaga’. Delightful is the word.
Photographed by Rahul Lal.
One of the most commonly spotted colours at Pitti Uomo this time was the colour Tobacco and the close relative variations of the same. This all All Anuj Bhutani look represents that very well for me.
Talking about Anuj Bhutani. I have always loved the label for its rich fabrics and richer colours. This modern dandy look is a combination of separates from him, put together to create this uber chic, uptown feel.
Going back to our main man of the story, the colour tobacco, this look was built on that. The rust colour shirt and the tobacco jacket was broken with a grey textured waist coat and matched with grey trousers and grey suede shoes.
The rich colours are a complete win for me and the mix of shine on tobacco and textured greys gives more depth and enriches the visual appeal.
Classic details like the three coloured, stacked pocket flaps on the jacket and the contrast belt on the waist coat are the subtle details I love and look for in designer labels. Anuj definitely aces on that. As you can see.
So Tobacco family it is for 2016.
This look was shot in the beautiful vintage compound of Advanced Studies, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. This establishment is of great historical importance as this is where the final meeting over the partition (post independence) happened. It is a must visit spot, if you happen to be in Shimla.
Photographs by Rahul Singh Negi
Local Support: Parish Thakur, Johny Negi
Do I miss a chance to wear a three piece suit. Never. It is the most empowering look/clothing for men and even for women I feel. This tailored perfection is by Noughtone. The are based in Delhi and really ace their bespoke business along with some uber-cool collection on sharp street style.
The rib details on this Grey window pane check suit are killing me. I would never imagine a chunky rib hem for a three piece as it is a detail used for casual wear but these guys really cracked it for a formal look. The little rib on the pocket flap of the jacket real balances the rib on the trousers. Ace styling and I love it.
Also, something amazing about a three piece is that when you take off that jacket, you look even more hot. The shirt is also from DotOne and the boots are Diesel.
Suited, Street, Masculine, Urban.
Photographed by Mrinalini Singh.
Is there anything as amazing as a well stitched suit for men? May be boxers but I am talking serious dressing for a formal occasion here. The suit I am wearing is a product of the creative genius at the Huemn Studio and so is the Neoprene coat.
The look is perfect if you are planning to get out in the day and effortlessly move to the night. WGSN released their colours of 2016 and it is a combination of a soft blue(Pantone 15-3919 TCX) and a soft pink(Pantone 13-1520 TCX). It speaks of merging gender definitions or identities with the blue representing masculine and the pink representing the feminine, yet they both can be played with for men or women, playing or matching them with earthy tones, giving a fresh and easy colour story.
These guys(guys at Huemn) are my favourite in the country for the design/style identity they have created.
The Brogues from Clarks are super comfy and the soft grey on the sole somehow compliments the pink and the brown well.
Soft, Formal, Dressy, Sartorial.
Photographs by Mrinalini Singh.