Men's Sartorial Hits & Misses from GQ MOTY...

Zina Tasreen , 03 Oct 2012
Rahul Bose & Rahul Khanna at GQ India's 2012 Men of the Year Awards
The Style ‘Gods’

We showed you how the two sartorial ‘Gods’ fared at the GQ India‘s Men of the Year Awards on Sun night, now let’s check out how the mere mortals did, shall we?

John Abraham at GQ India's 2012 Men of the Year Awards
John Abraham

Let’s start with the man who GQ India farcically decided was the Most Stylish Man of the year: John Abraham. I’ll give it to him that he at least made an effort and didn’t turn up at the event in his usual tatty tees and ratty flip flops. *sigh* Where do I begin? The fit of the suit is all sorts of wrong, and sans a neck- or bow-tie he looks plain sloppy.

Shahid Kapoor at GQ India's 2012 Men of the Year Awards
Shahid Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor’s another culpable one. He even wore a nicely-fitted tux − would it have hurt to not turn up open-necked at a dressed-up do? It’s not cool, not in the slightest, guys. And those are some seriously ugly shoes. Also, guys, take a note: you’re not supposed to leave the top button of your suit jacket undone when standing, like Shahid has. Only when you’re seated that you can unfasten it! That’s a sartorial faux-pas, FYI.

Rahul Dravid at GQ India's 2012 Men of the Year Awards
Rahul Dravid [and an extra helping of Shahid Kapoor for you, Rashmi ;-)

Because he’s Rahul Dravid, I wouldn’t even bother dissecting his look. He can wear whatever he likes, ‘cos he’s Rahul bloomin’ Dravid.

Anil Kapoor in Dolce & Gabbana at GQ India's 2012 Men of the Year Awards
Anil Kapoor

But here’s one who got it right: Anil Kapoor, who cut quite the dashing figure in a Dolce & Gabbana tux. And the black scarf flung around his neck… Now that’s a man with a flair for style!

Neil Nitin Mukesh at GQ India's 2012 Men of the Year Awards
Neil Nitin Mukesh

Admittedly, Neil Nitin Mukesh‘s shiny navy tux is not to everyone’s tastes, but it was fashion-forward, it fit him right, and he was wearing with it an air of calm… BUT, he poured cold water over all the good work by putting on a belt, which is a complete no-no for black-tie dressing. Guys, yes, your tuxedo trousers should not even have loops, let alone thinking of wearing in a belt. And the bow-ties snob in me is jilted everytime by the sight of a pre-tied bow… *sigh*

Ayushmann Khurrana in Gucci Cruise 2013 at GQ India's 2012 Men of the Year Awards (Photo courtesy | Gucci)
Ayushmann Khurrana in Gucci Cruise 2013 (Photo courtesy | Gucci)

Ayushmann Khurrana, bless his cotton socks, he did look a-dork-able in a tux, from Gucci‘s Cruise 2013 collection.

Ayushmann Khurrana with wife Tahira Kashyap at GQ India's 2012 Men of the Year Awards
Ayushmann Khurrana with wife Tahira Kashyap

His shiny trousers are offending my eyes, aren’t they to yours too? The hem needed to go way up, but that wasn’t the only wrong stride he took here. He, too, had a belt on, that too a tacky a logo-flashing one *tut*tut*

Dino Morea at GQ India's 2012 Men of the Year Awards
Dino Morea

Another sartorial disappointment of the night was dished out by Dino Morea. He did make the effort, and even threw in an interesting waistcoat into the mix… If only he could get his trouser length right… If only he could get the cut and fit of his suit right… If only he buttoned-up his suit jacket… Ergo, he ended up looking anything but slick.

Ajay Devgn at GQ India's 2012 Men of the Year Awards
Ajay Devgn

It’s the same for Ajay Devgn, too. He went the whole hog with the suit, waistcoat, tie and pocket square, yet he looked like he couldn’t be arsed with it. If only the suit fit him better… If only the tie was done up properly… If only the black pocket square was just not stuffed LIKE THAAAAT… Like Dino, if only he didn’t leave the top button of his jacket undone… If only, if only…

Sidhartha Mallya at GQ India's 2012 Men of the Year Awards
Sidhartha Mallya
Terence Lewis, Rahul Dev & Acquin Pais at GQ India's 2012 Men of the Year Awards
WTF!

But none of them looked half as comical as those four, particularly Sidhartha Mallya, who looked like a bartender at a gawdy 70s cruise liner of looked. The white tux with black accents is just plain unsightly, and the shabbily tied bow… Aaaaarrrgggh! Gentlemen, this is how *not* to do an all-white look.

Mukul Deora at GQ India's 2012 Men of the Year Awards
Mukul Deora

And the best for the last: Mukul Deora. He had me at his patterned grey jacket with contrast lapels. And oh, those well spiffy loafers. And that pop of colour by way of socks and tie… The mark of a true dandy.

So, friends, agree with me? Who do you think was the best-dressed uomo of the night?

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