Late last week, two of our favourite Mumbai menswear brands; one renowned for classic shirt tailoring, and one famous for bespoke and ready-to-wear suits, bandhgalas, etc. came together to launch a collection that encases styles for every occasion in a gentleman’s life. Yes, Bombay Shirt Company and SS HOMME have collaborated, and launched a stunningly chic and dapper collection called Ceremonia (the name itself is explanatory) designed for a man who values both comfort and style.
This beautifully crafted collection consists of 12 formal and casual shirts, made from high quality Egyptian cotton that are exquisitely detailed with different types of collars, leather patches, pin-tucks, cuffs, etc.
One of my favourite shirts, had a detailed cuff, which they call a watch cuff; for those gents who like to flaunt their sophisticated timepieces without having to roll up a sleeve. I love the idea of having a shirt that lets you show off your watch. Here’s what it looks like.
These shirts are available in a rich palette of colours like steel blue, burgundy, autumn brown, etc. I love that they’ve also given a great deal of attention to textures, weaves and even prints, including houndstooth and others. That said, Akshay Narvekar of Bombay Shirt Company, and Sandeep and Sarah, the designer duo at SS HOMME, have never disappointed me. I love and admire their work.
Another one of my top picks was a shirt with an invertible collar, which I think definitely portrays the explicitly urban feel of both these brands.
The pieces created for this collection are ready-to-wear and cannot be modified. They can be ordered only as they are, unlike the regular personalised services otherwise offered by these two brands. These pieces are available online as well as at the Bombay Shirt Company and SS HOMME stores. As you would expect, due to their quality and design, the shirts a priced a tad bit higher than the regulars, and range from Rs. 4, 000 to Rs. 8, 000.
So whether you need a chic look for a meeting at the office, or any other event in your life, the new collection ‘Ceremonia’ definitely offers a vast choice of suave looks and I cannot wait to pop down to one of the outlets and order one myself.
Bombay Shirt Company