It’s February but the chill is far from over, which means we all need some trusty and trendy items in our closets to brave the great outdoors. So what’s trending with the youngsters this season?
HT City spoke to a few Patiala youth who shared their preferences with us. Mufflers, long coats and calve-length gumboots took the cake!
Mufflers in vogue
The muffler became a rage in 2013 itself thanks to Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal’s signature style of donning the accessory. With the Delhi poll fever at its peak, various TV channels have been telecasting Kejriwal’s campaigns with a special emphasis on the muffler that has also grabbed the attention of many a fashion expert. The hashtag #MufflerMan has trended on social networking website Twitter which only went on to increase its popularity.
Anmol Inder Sarao, a student of Punjabi University, who is inspired by Kejriwal said, “I wear mufflers of varied colours. I enjoy carrying them as they augment my personality. I prefer wearing a cross-knot that goes well with my jacket or coat. It also saves me from the bone-chilling cold.”
On his colour preference, Sarao said, “I try to wear a muffler that compliments my attire. I have a large collection of mufflers but I prefer to match it with the colour of my turban.”
Long coats popular
Long coats are popular, cutting across age groups. While people wear long coats to protect themselves from the chill, it has taken different avatars over the years and is still considered fashionable.
Some of the most popular ones are the trench coat, parka coat, pea coat, wrap coat, military coat, car coat and cape coat. An overcoat is made of warm fabric and has long sleeves, which make it a favourite to combat winter.
Draped in a long coat, Karandeep Singh Sodhi says it’s a fashion statement and the costume itself draws attention. More than anything else, it keeps him warm, he adds. Talking about his favourite style of overcoat, Sodhi says, “I am basically not aware about the name of different overcoats but I always wear the ones that suit my personality. I prefer black and grey as they look royal and ‘leader-like’. I prefer long coats over jackets because they look stylish yet sober.”
Gumboots a rage
Gumboots, once popular among women, are now in demand among young men of the region. Shubham Malhotra says the gumshoe enhances his personality. “I prefer wearing gumshoes during winter as they keep the feet warm. The variety of colour adds to the charm of wearing a pair of gumboots.”