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Style diaries for men

As the Men’s Fashion Week kicks off in the city today, some stylish men tell us what they look forward to, this season.

fashion and trends Updated: Sep 02, 2011 01:32 IST

It’s that time of the year again when the focus is shifted, albeit for some time, from the fanciful women’s fashion on the runway. As the Van Heusen Men’s Fashion Week (September 2-4) opens in the city today, the spotlight is exclusively on the men and the hot new trends that are expected to rule the gentlemen’s wardrobes in the months to come. We asked some stylish men in the city — who are known not only for their dapper dress sense but also for their keen ability to start trends with their signature style — to tell us what is it that they are most looking forward to, this fashion season. From the shows that are most sought after, to the practical trends that are easy to adapt in everyday life, the men this season are also rooting for more colours in their wardrobe, to add that much needed dash of brightness.

“I’m looking for sharp-cut and well-fitted suits. This year, I will also like to see shoes as there are very few designers doing footwear. Also, I wish to see traditional Rajasthani style outfits such as a short rajasthani style bandgala.” Navin Ansal, entrepreneur

“I would like to see wearable clothes which are smart, stylish and simple. I don’t care much for fashion that screams ‘Look at me!’. The designer that I wear and am look forward to, is Rajesh Pratap.” Tarun Khiwal, photographer

“I had stopped going to fashion weeks but this time I’ll be attending a few shows of my designer friends. I only buy traditional clothes such as a bandgala, sherwani. But this season I’ll be looking for an innovation in western wear, which is well tailored and finished.” Peter Punj, entrepreneur

I look forward to some edgy clothes with a shock factor to them like a denim jodhpuris. I will like to see more colours this time. A few shows that I’m looking forward to are Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rohit Bal, Rohit Gandhi-Rahul Khanna. Gaurav Raina, musician

I hope the designers move away from the neutrals such as greys and blacks as it’s time they bring in some colour in a man’s life and wardrobe. Also, I wish that the designers drift away from their usual style and experiment with some new silhouettes and styles. Jas Arora, actor-model