Bollywood Boys and Their Airport Style...

Zina Tasreen , 07 Nov 2012

Ranbir Kapoor at the Mumbai Airport (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)

When MissMalini asked me what I thought of Ranbir Kapoor’s very dapper airport outfit, gotta say, I fell down a rabbit hole. From scrutinising over that photo set I moved on to other airport photos of Ranbir, and then on to Rahul Bose’s, and from his to Akshay Kumar’s, and then to Saif Ali Khan’s and so on. Yeah, I can be neurotic like that at times. And then I thought why not blog about my observations – and justify the hours wasted  as research? SO, here it is, the airport style of the Bollywood menfolk – the good, the bad, the ugly :-)

The Ugly

Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor at the Mumbai Airport
WTF, Saif Ali Khan!
Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor at the Mumbai Airport
Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor

Let’s start with the ugly, and heading this section is Saif Ali Khan. No one turns up at airports as calamitously clothed as him.

Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor at the Mumbai Airport
Oh, dear!
Saif Ali Khan at the Mumbai Airport
It. Can’t. Get. Worse.

Pointy leather boots with tracksuit bottoms, really? Who would’ve thunk it that the nawab of Pataudi would be partial to dressing like chavs?

Karan Johar at the Mumbai Airport (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
*facepalm* (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Sohail Khan & Sanjay Dutt at the Mumbai Airport (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Sohail Khan (left) & Sanjay Dutt (right) (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Salman Khan at the Mumbai Airport
Salman Khan

Travelling in tracksuit bottoms is a complete no-no, regardless of gender. You. Just. Cannot. More so, when it’s paired with flip-flops. I’m so making tracksuits illegal in airports when I become the aviation minister.

The Bad

Hrithik Roshan at the Mumbai Airport
Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan at the Mumbai Airport
Ugliest. Trainers. Around. 

Hrithik Roshan’s airport style is plain sloppy. His jeans are always so ill-fitting, and then there’s his footwear… Always ready for a sprint he is. Even when out partying.

John Abraham at the Mumbai Airport
John Abraham

John Abraham & his trusty flip-flops *sigh* It makes me cringe.

Imran Khan at the Mumbai Airport
Imran Khan

I’m certain many will throw sheep at me for putting Imran Khan in this section! His airport outfits, and off it, are just so age-inappropriate. He’s in his 20s and with a face that looks younger than his years, so why dress like you’re in your 40s? Although nice, there’s nothing effortless about his style. It all looks so contrived, case in point being the white blazer look, where he stuck in a pocket square in a shade similar to his trousers. C’mon, you’re young only once, loosen up, dress up in something fun and laid-back like…

The Good

Shahid Kapoor at the Mumbai Airport
Shahid Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor at the Mumbai airport
Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor at the Mumbai Airport
Heart the Azzuri trackie top!

…Ranbir & Shahid Kapoor! I totally love these two’s airport style, particularly Ranbir’s. They dress their age, and look so cool, and comfortable, and effortless, while at it. And Ranbir’s jeans… they fit him ever so well!

Ranbir Kapoor at the Mumbai Airport (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Spiffy!

Getting back to his dapper ensemble, all of it was very nicely done except for the belt – such a shame. The suit, in faint Prince of Wales check, is very du jour. The shoes were noice, and same for the pocket square. But the belt, although nice, was too slim for the loops on his trousers.

Arjun Rampal, Arbaaz Khan, Amitabh Bachchan at the Mumbai Airport (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
From left to right: Arjun Rampal, Arbaaz Khan, Amitabh Bachchan (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Akshay Kumar at the Mumbai Airport
Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar at the Mumbai Airport (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Akshay Kumar (Photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Shah Rukh Khan at the Mumbai Airport
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan at the Mumbai Airport
Shah Rukh Khan

Now you can ask why I put Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan in this section, when they, like Imran, do not dress their age? ‘Cos they wear them clobbers with swag, and look so comfortable in them. And in case of SRK, he wears some bloomin’ cool trainers. Yeah, good shoes will get you far with me ;-)

The Beaut

Rahul Khanna at the Mumbai Airport
Rahul Khanna
Rahul Bose with sister, Anu Ansari, at the Mumbai Airport
Rahul Bose with sister, Anu Ansari
Rahul Bose at the Mumbai Airport
Rahul Bose

And then there were these two. As elegant as Zinedine Zidane’s Marseille turns; as classy as Wasim Akram’s swingers.

SO, who’s airport style you like best? We’d love to hear :-)

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