While most men will only think of wearing kurtas with chudidaars and half bandhgalas when it comes to ethnic wear, you can always dress to break the conventional norms with something more rakish. How many of us would wear a dhoti or an elaborate anarkali silhouette for Diwali? Well, if you have a knack of being natty, our special Diwali shoot will inspire you to try out these looks and be the best dressed man at your office Diwali bash or a family soiree.
The regal anarkali
Model Sumit Singh in Shantanu & Nikhil outfit
If you thought that anarkalis are only for women then this look will get you thinking. Our model Sumit Singh is wearing a black anarkali kurta with a pair of white pants. His attire has been further spruced up with a colourful embroidered stole. As he struts on the street wearing this elaborate piece, the gust of wind billows his anarkali and adds to his swag.
The experimental cape bandhgalas
Model Mayank Bajpai in Khanijo
Our model Mayank Bajpai is wearing a silk tweed cape bandhgala with silk trousers. Red on red could have been a daunting look to pull off, but the cut is flattering and simply impeccable here. Those black leather shoes with tassels are just adding to the look.
The easy-breezy dhoti
Model Pradeep Kadyan in Mint Blush by Sahil, Aamir and Shazmeen
Dhotis are trending from runway to street and this traditional Indian garb has got a transformation. Our model Pradeep Kadyan is wearing a blue cotton silk dhoti with neon green Nehru jacket and a white short kurta. The pop colours make this look uber-trendy.
Fun floral prints
And if you ain’t in a mood to experiment and go basic, you can still make a statement by picking a printed kurta but teaming it with cowl pants instead of chudidaars or patialas. Our model Pradeep Kadyan shows exactly how to look dashing here.
Concept and styling: Akshay Kaushal
Outfits: Shantanu & Nikhil, Khanijo, Mint Blush by Sahil, Aamir and Shazmeen;
Hairstyle: Truefitt and Hill
Makeup: Aashmeen Munjal