Hello Gentlemen! If you enjoy flipping through the pages of GQ India, scouring for season trends and menswear reports, then this month’s issue might just pique your interests. As they do every other season, my friends at GQ India have released a “Style Guide” showcases different ways to suit up this season.
Here’s a quick look at the 7 recommended ways.
1. Grey Matter – A grey suit is the trendiest colour this season.
2. A Graphic Approach – Use of graphics, windowpane checks and plaid, to add panache to a suit.
3. Double-breasted-suits – Need I say more?
4. Subtle pinstripes
6. Lighter fabrics and ligher tones
7. Navy Blue is the new black.
From the above list, the grey and navy blue trends have been adopted into my wardrobe with effortless ease. So let’s have a look at how I translate the GQ India Style Guide into my daily dressing.
- Grey Matter – I have ALWAYS been a fan of the colour grey, especially in my casual ensembles. All through 2015 as well as 2016, grey is a dominant colour in men’s wardrobes across the globe. Cucinelli celebrated grey in his ‘sporty chic’ clothes, while the likes of Calvin Klein and Zegna have elevated the colour to an almost iconic stature.
I chanced upon this simple grey suit from Marks & Spencer India, which fit me like a glove — no alteration needed and here’s how I’ve been wearing it.On a more formal note, I wear this grey suit, with a solid blue shirt by T.M. Lewin, paired with grey leather shoes and fluorescent yellow sole to add a dash of colour. Easy as pie!
Through this season, I’ve also got my hands on this ultra-light steel grey blazer by Celio, which I have been pairing with almost anything.
In this look, I’ve thrown over this grey blazer — I deliberately chose to not wear it entirely as a suit — over a basic white tee, blue jeans combo, and some red espadrilles for colour.
2. Navy Blue is the New Black – I can’t sing enough praises of navy blue. There’s no discussion, it really is my favourite colour of all. This season, I’ve often heard people saying, “Navy blue is the new black”. I, for one, am not disputing their claims.
Throughout fall and winter, I’ve been wearing my navy blue blazer by Celio, once again, deliberately broken into a separate. I’ve chosen this particular blazer as it has a nice, denim-style texture to it, and adds a bit of depth to the look, besides visibly making the torso look sharper and more slender.
Disclaimer: With this jacket, whether you’re wearing matching trousers or opting for separates, make sure your trousers are a bit loose at the hem to make the fall look effortless. You don’t want to end up with a messy bundle of fabric at your ankles.