After his Tere Naam hairdo, Dabangg glasses, Being Human T-shirts and turquoise bracelet, the latest Salman Khan style statement to become the rage is his checkered black and white keffiyeh from Ek Tha Tiger. The streets are full of the popular accessory both in stores and on boys and girls, and the way he drapes them is the way young fans are doing it, too.
“Every young lad wants to own one now. Earlier, we used to stock them in various colours but now, the black-and-white ones have started to fly off shelves,” says a shopkeeper at Janpath. “It looks rugged, masculine yet, sexy. People like the understated style,” says designer Payal Jain.
The film’s director Kabir Khan reveals how the scarf became a part of the film: “It came into the picture once I set the opening scene of the film in Iraq. The people there wear it and also, it’s a personal favourite. The credit for draping it stylishly goes to Salman and his stylist for the movie designer Ashley Rebello.” These are priced anywhere between Rs.50-Rs.500 depending on store and design.
How to get the look
1 Fold scarf
Fold the scarf into a triangle by bringing one point to meet another
2 Position scarf
Picking the scarf up at the two ends opposite one another, bring the scarf to the front of your neck with the middle point facing down
3 Wrap two ends
Wrap the two ends around your neck, and bring them back to the front
4 Tie loose knot
Tie a loose knot, making sure to fan out the material beneath it so that it is both above and below the knot
5 Tie another loose knot
Tie another loose knot and make final adjustments.