GQ India's 2014 Best Dressed Party: Men's Style Card

Zina Tasreen , 16 Jun 2014
Rahul Khanna and Ayushmann Khurrana at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Rahul Khanna and Ayushmann Khurrana

How time flies. I’m yet to get over Purab Kohli’s smashing lungi look and it’s already time to prepare yet another style card. Le sigh. But without further ado, let’s get on with The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the menswear that was on display this year at the GQ Best Dressed Party.

THE UGLY

Saif Ali Khan in Burberry Prorsum at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Saif Ali Khan in Burberry

The bluntest tool in the box. Leather jacket in this searing Mumbai heat? You gotta be joking! And he didn’t help himself by walking in to the venue with shades on and throwing in that tacky belt and those hideous pointy shoes. Thank f*ck, he didn’t bring these in. THE worst look of the night.

THE BAD

Terence Lewis at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Terence Lewis

Attack of the flyaway pocket square. That waistcoat… *my eyes* *my eyes* Not least, the puddling around the ankles.

Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan

Yuvraj, burn those jeans NOW! And you too, Zaheer.

Arjun Khanna at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Arjun Khanna

The jacket sleeves are too long, and so are the trousers. Both rookie mistakes. Even worse, because he’s a menswear designer.

Neil Nitin Mukesh in Ted Baker and Burberry at the GQ Best Dressed Party
Neil Nitin Mukesh in Ted Baker suit and Burberry shirt

Aaarrgghhh… get off the shiny suits and the pointy shoes, Neil! But the true reason he is here is because of their lack of suiting etiquette: you are not supposed to do up both the buttons of your jacket, just not.

Kunal Rawat at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Kunal Rawal

Sloppy.

Atul Kasbekar at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Atul Kasbekar

What’s going on with your jacket, Mr Kasbekar? Why is the ‘V’ so deep, why is the button so low? #fireyourtailor

Such a shame, because you can always trust him to turn up immaculately dressed at an event.

Amit Sadh at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Amit Sadh
Acquin Pais in Troy Costa at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Acquin Pais in Troy Costa
Abhay Deol in Gucci S/S'14 at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Abhay Deol in Gucci S/S’14

I heart windowpane fabrics, DB jackets, three-piece suits and Nehru jackets, all criminally underused items in the men’s sartorial armoury. So it’s kinda exasperating to see these three hombres mess up their beautifully put together outfits by leaving their trouser hems undone. With a heavy heart, I’m putting them in this section. #Ihavehighstandards

THE GOOD

Anish Sood in Dior Homme and Burberry at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Anish Sood in Dior Homme blazer and Burberry jumper

Such a fun, effortless, age-appropriate look topped off with some swoonsome shoes. Hottie alert, btw.

Zayed Khan in Hermès at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Zayed Khan in Hermès
Arunoday Singh at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Arunoday Singh

Not the most visually pleasing get-ups, but they did all things right, so I’ve no reason to lump them in the previous two sections :-(

Mohit Marwah in Dior Homme S/S'14 at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Mohit Marwah in Dior Homme S/S’14

Too much blue. But Mohit Marwah got the fit spot on and hence his placing here. The colour blocked Dior Homme jacket would have made for a well interesting, effortless look were he to pair it with denims and white tees.

Che Kurrien at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Che Kurrien

Very expertly done, but you’d expect nothing less from the editor of GQ India.

Nikhil Thampi at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Nikhil Thampi

This year’s quotient of hatke outfit came by way of designer Nikhil Thampi. There’s a method to this madness: keep it monochrome.

Shahid Kapoor in Dolce & Gabbana and Diesel at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Shahid Kapoor in Dolce & Gabbana and Diesel

Sooper spiffy. That’s it.

Ayushmann Khurrana in Paul Smith at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Ayushmann Khurrana in Paul Smith

One accessory too many, but it’s still good.

THE BEAUT

Rahul Khanna in Gucci Men's Tailoring Collection at the 2014 GQ Best Dressed Party
Rahul Khanna in Gucci Men’s Tailoring Collection

This needs a whole new category! Perfection in execution. And brownie points for the monk-straps… muy jefe!

Pix: Viral Bhayani for MissMalini.com

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