Aamir Khan has been the talk of the town for his TV show Satyamev Jayate, and now, the actor is being talked about for his new fashion statement. Usually a safe dresser, Khan wore a Paul Smith hand-motif polo shirt with a black ‘LV’ (Louis Vuitton) logo belt at the premiere of a film in Mumbai recently. The polo shirt stood out as it had a tricolour paint-splatter pattern across its front. This style of artwork on garments or canvas is nicknamed the ‘Jackson Pollock’ style after the American artist’s style of painting, and was quite a rage in the 80s.
Though a bold step for someone with an understated style, experts say the T-shirt could have been worn in a smarter way. “The shirt is nice, but maybe it’s not for Aamir. With his kind of physique, I would not suggest a tucked-in style. I would rather see Aamir wear a more classic polo T-shirt than a splatter print,” says designer Atsu Sekhose.
Stylist Rin Jajo says, “I love the splatter of colour on the black, with the neon trim on the collar and sleeves adding a playful element to the polo shirt. However, the shirt tucked into jeans defeats the whole purpose since it makes him look frumpy and his torso square.”
Designer Rahul Mishra says it really doesn’t matter. “Aamir is not the kind of person who is bothered about dressing up or down. His confidence shines no matter what he wears. I’d blame the designer more than the wearer for making the look amateurish.”