What is style according to you?Style is when a person dresses according to his or her physique and personality. I see so many people following the diktats of fashion and looking awful. People should cover what is meant to be covered and accentuate what’s meant to be shown. But I see so many women wearing horrific gowns on red carpets. If you don’t have the body, then please wear a sari. Similarly, not every guy can wear a suit. It is an apt choice but only if it’s tailored right.
You are rarely seen in casual clothes. Why is that?I love suits. I am happy to wear one even for a casual function, even in the heat. I love jackets, trousers, bow ties and formal shoes. I can come to work in a suit, but I would look mad sitting in my office like that. As for T-shirts, I don’t wear them. My mantra is to be overdressed.
Do you wear suits on someone’s advice?I don’t listen to anyone when it comes to my wardrobe. Shiraz (Siddique, designer) works closely with me and we always keep working on what we can do differently with a black suit. I have tried so many things, changed the lapel, collar, shirt and other details.
What would you advice men who want to be fashionable?I think men shouldn’t overdo it. There’s nothing better on a man than a black or white shirt with jeans and interesting shoes. I think hygiene is the most important part of fashion. Being neat, clean and impeccable is important. One needn’t wear designer labels as long as they’re neat.