Behind closet doors: Emraan Hashmi

  • Nagwa Kureshi, Mumbai
  • Updated: Mar 04, 2016 15:30 IST
Emraan Hashmi at his Bandra apartment in Mumbai (Pratham Gokhale/HT)

The actor is obsessed with watches. So much so that he heads to watch stores when shopping overseas... only to get dragged out by his wife.

The watch collector: “I have a penchant for watches. I’m freakishly obsessed with buying them. While travelling, I usually hit a watch store first and get dragged out. I’ve lately had to put a lid on it because my wife said it’s gotten too much and we’ll have to sell the house if my watch shopping continues.”

VIDEO: Check out Emraan’s enviable watch collection

Denim love: “I love jeans. I have an entire cupboard filled with stacks of jeans, and it’s got to the point where I keep washing and wearing the same ones because the new ones are lying somewhere around the bottom. I think the cupboard will break one of these days.”

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Comfort above all: “Style is individualistic and I prefer mine to be easy and comfortable. If it looks like I’m trying too hard, then maybe it’s not for me. I’m more of a jeans and T-shirts kind of a person and given Mumbai’s climate, the combination works best. I do have a formal set of clothes reserved for social events and weddings but that’s used sparingly.”

Colour coding: “My favourite colours are black, white and blue. If I have to head out, I’ll throw on a pair of jeans and a black T-shirt. I like green and red too, but I stay away from yellow, especially something like a bright yellow shirt.”

Emraan Hashmi’s watch collection (Pratham Gokhale/HT)

Easy does it: “I’m not an impulsive shopper anymore; I was once upon a time. But I’ve gotten sick of the whole process of going into a mall and shopping. I do shop a bit when I’m overseas. My wife orders clothes [for me] online and knows the best places to shop from. Even if I’m overseas, she selects something from there so I can pick it up.”

Brand value: “Diesel is an absolute favourite — I have a lot of jeans and t-shirts from that brand. I like G-Star jeans as well. For T-shirts, I also like Replay and Dsquared2. I’m obsessed with Hugo Boss as a brand and I have several different pieces from their collection.”

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Style no-no: “I don’t think really short shorts are meant for men. Also, when selecting an outfit, the weather and climate conditions are crucial. Anything that is not in line is kind of a faux pas.”

Quick Dresser: “If I’m given five minutes to get dressed, that is a lot of time. I could easily pick out three to four different options within that time frame.”

Splurge: My most lavish buy has to be my Audemars Piguet watch.”

When he wore mismatched slippers: “When I was in college, I remember walking into Prithvi (café) with mismatched slippers. After almost four hours, I look down and see a red slipper on one foot and a blue one on the other.”

Torn jeans: “I’m really attached to my jeans. In fact, I have a pair of really old jeans from my college days. They’re ripped now, but I wear them sometimes.”

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