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Bond, bandhgala, Bond

Designer Rohit Bal on how men can pep up a dreary wardrobe.

fashion and trends Updated: Dec 17, 2007 17:42 IST

It's the season to party unapologetically. Not that you need to be apologetic through the rest of the year. For men the trend is moving towards 'dressing up' rather than 'dressing down'. Here's what to wear and what to avoid:

Formal rules
An immaculate and structured-formal look should be on your agenda. I highly recommend men to chart out a look that's bespoke, expensive and spells luxury.

Casual doesn't interest me. Work on a vintage look, some thing inspired by the 1960s' James Bond. The suave, elegant and all-time gentlemanly look will work right for you.

Accessorise right
They aren't just a women's prerogative. Indulge in accessories which you're comfortable with.

Slim ties, macho belts, patent shoes, French cuffs - go for anything that'll make you stand out.
Gucci, Prada, Vuitton.. any brand can look good. But to be truly magnetic, be your own brand. Don't be obsessed about piling on too many logos. To really stand out, wear jadau cuffs with a smart well-fitting suit.

Suits are fine
It's the moment of the bandhgala.. you can't go wrong with it this season.

Lots of velvets in teal, black and navy blue.

The look should be sharp and sexy, not OTT. Make a statement by looking refined, elegant and lean. Feel like a Rolls Royce from the outside and an Aston Martin Lagonda from the inside.

(As told to Indu Sundaram)