The Style Hits From The #GQAwards!

Zina Tasreen , 28 Sep 2016

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!

The Hits

Tiger Shroff at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year awards (Photo courtesy | Viral Bhayani)
Tiger Shroff

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.

Kunal Kapoor at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year awards (Photo courtesy | Viral Bhayani)
Kunal Kapoor

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 in Kartik Dhingra, Crimson and Trumpet Shoes at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year awards (Photo courtesy | Viral Bhayani)
Karan Tacker in Kartik Dhingra, Crimson and Trumpet Shoes

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.

Shantanu & Nikhil Mehra at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year awards (Photo courtesy | Viral Bhayani)
Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra with Vidushi Mehra

This is well dapper, gentlemen!

Miss Malini and Rij Eappen at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year awards (Photo courtesy | Viral Bhayani)
Miss Malini and Rij Eappen in Troy Costa

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!

Acquin Pais in Troy Costa at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year awards (Photo courtesy | Viral Bhayani)
Acquin Pais in Troy Costa

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.

Saif Ali Khan at the GQ Men of the Year awards (Photo courtesy | Viral Bhayani)
Saif Ali Khan

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

Amitabh Bachchan at the 2016 Men of the Year awards (Photo courtesy | Viral Bhayani)
Amitabh Bachchan

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.

Vicky Kaushal in Khanijo by Gaurav Khanijo, Tommy Hilfiger, Vikram Bajaj and Rosso Brunello at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year awards (Photo courtesy | Viral Bhayani)
Vicky Kaushal in Khanijo by Gaurav Khanijo, Tommy Hilfiger, Vikram Bajaj and Rosso Brunello

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.

Rahul Bose at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year Awards (Photo courtesy | Viral Bhayani)
Rahul Bose

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!

The Blockbuster

Rahul Khanna in Dolce & Gabbana, Gieves & Hawkes and Christian Louboutin at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year awards
Rahul Khanna (Photo courtesy | GQ India)

This is untouchable!

Rahul Khanna in Dolce & Gabbana, Gieves & Hawkes and Christian Louboutin at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year awards (Photo courtesy | Viral Bhayani)
Rahul Khanna in Dolce & Gabbana, Gieves & Hawkes and Christian Louboutin

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

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