It was the GQ Men Of The Year Awards last night — the award show that expects, nay implores, everyone to dress their absolute best. Hop on to see how the menfolk fared on our metrics!
Bless, he scrubbed up! And in so doing, Tiger Shroff brought his handsome best to the fore. But I wish the trousers were (way) more tapered and there was a little accessory in there somewhere. Still, he deserves a pat on the back for the effort.
Such a shame that a potentially winning rakish outfit was ruined by the choice of footwear. The jewel-toned suit coupled with the flecked shirt made for a real style power move — the shoes added one-too-many point of interest to the ensemble. A nice try still, Mr Kapoor.
Karan Tacker too is guilty of the same sartorial offence. The hefty windowpane checks of the Kartik Dhingra suit were statement enough; the lightning bolt lapel pin from Crimson just added noise to this spiffy outfit.
This is well dapper, gentlemen!
He’s the King Of Clubs and a fine dandy while at it, so it’s no surprise that he’s here. Nicely done, Rij Eapen!
The velvet bow-tie and the pocket square simply distracted our eyes from that super cool jacket from Troy Costa on Acquin Pais. Such a shame, or else this look would have been in the next section. Boo.
I really, really wanted to be knocked sideways by this ensemble of Saif Ali Khan, but unfortunately I wasn’t. He considered every dapper detail for this event and ended up deploying them all. Between the contrast collar shirt and the co-respondent shoes, the checkered tie and pocket square and the Albert chain on the waistcoat, he brought out one too many pieces from his sartorial arsenal. Messr Khan, next time, remember that less is always more.
The Super Hits
Just how dignified did Amitabh Bachchan look in that bandhgala? The pocket square and the brass buttons added the dash of something extra that was needed on the night he was bestowed ‘The Legend’ award.
Where Kunal Kapoor, Karan Tacker and Acquin Pais faltered, Vicky Kaushal prevailed. When your suit is shouting, make sure the rest of your outfit whispers. And Vicky followed that tenet, allowing his dragonfly-print jacket by Gaurav Khanijo to be the focus of his outfit.
I’m a sucker for desi menswear, so there’s no way Rahul Bose wouldn’t have made it to this end of the list. He looked mighty fine, just like he has stepped out from the times of the British Raj. Swoon!
This is untouchable!
In that immaculately tailored three-piece dinner suit by Dolce & Gabbana, grey patterned bow-tie from Gieves & Hawkes and tasselled smoking slippers from Christian Louboutin, Rahul Khanna looked like he waltzed straight out of the sets of Cinderella. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. In a business where hysteria is king and taste is often forgotten, we respect this approach Rahul has towards dressing up.
Pix: Viral Bhayani for MissMalini