Suit it Indian

May life be filled with more travel plans and friends getting married at exotic locations.

I wore this look by NoughtOne (by Abhishek Paatni) for one of my dear friend’s wedding. The ‘bandhgala’ to me, is always appropriate for all indian occasions. I think it has been quite a while since I last wore a suit with a tie. Not the biggest fan of ties.

Made famous and followed by his name, the ‘Nehru Jacket’ is a style which I feel has a clear indian feeling attached to it. I recently blogged about a ‘bandhgala’ suit from another indian designer and I realise that they are spontaneously becoming a part of my personal style. This suit has a more modern edge with its crisp fabric and contemporary styling and details. One could even wear it with a mandarin collared shirt. I paired it with a bright blue shirt of mine. It was a perfect highlight for the light beige of the suit.

My friends poked fun at the look by calling it the look of Ladakh as the terrain is mostly rocky, hence beige and the blue of the sky is as clear and saturated as the shirt. I didn’t have much to argue about that and I laughed along with them.

I was once told at a French designer boutique that true luxury is reflected from the inside. Be it the finesse of the jacket lining or the way you maintained your drawers. Abhishek always scores well on that. I haven’t seen his office drawers but I am talking about his designs here. He always has a thought behind how he finishes the clothes he makes. Perfect highlights and impeccably finished insides. This is where a true gentleman would put his money.













Shot in ‘Neh’ valley near Leh.

Photographed by Malvika Jain.


Print will suit.

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A suit is not to be played with. I am not quoting anyone here but that is the general perception for suits I feel. I think suits are meant to be played with. A cool shirt is definitely a great start to experiment with your suited look. Like this printed cotton shirt which I picked up from a thrift shop because of how vintage looking it was with the wide cut collar and the retro style floral print on it.

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I suggest more muted colours for the print, specially if you are wearing classic colours for the suit. The print in itself is good enough to infuse the fun element. Considering we move around in air-conditioned environments from place to place and mostly keep the jacket off, resting on the back of your chair or your folded arm or your shoulder, the print keeps the look interesting and visually appealing. Trust me, a printed shirt with a suit is also a brilliant conversation starter. Just don’t only talk abt that. It is a great day look and makes you feel a little less formal.

I finished the look with my ASOS brogues and a woven belt with a metal buckle for that slight shimmer.

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Retro, City, Resort, Chic.