Father’s day special! Five famous dads and sons decode life and fashion tips
In a special Father’s Day presentation, Brunch celebrates the subtle, stylish nuances that can be passed on only from a father to his sons
Mehra and son
He’s rocked the ramp with his designs, but couturier Shantanu Mehra proudly confesses that he relies on his 11-year-old son for his sports fashion and technological know-how. Shy Rishan, who studies in Step By Step School, is an avid tennis player and intends to pursue the sport professionally. He’s imbibed some of his love for fashion from his dad, but with a bit of a twist: he follows the latest global tennis fashion trends. Rishan loves seeing his dad in crisp shirts, and is fine if his father gets them for him too.
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Ajay Bijli, chairman and managing director of PVR Ltd, is always impeccably dressed in formals. His son, Aamer, who recently completed his schooling from Charterhouse School in the UK, learned to carry off those same formals, vital for school, with ease, thanks to his father. Both now credit each other for their taste and style.
Food is Jiggs Kalra’s first love. His second used to be the kurta-pyjama and waistcoat ensemble. But now Jiggs trusts his stylish son Zorawar when it comes to his ‘business meeting’ wardrobe, just as he trusts Zorawar with carrying forward the Kalra legacy. Zorawar selects the best ties and suits for his dad for meetings, and believes that shoes (and not just clothes) make the man!
The secret of style and design-icon Navin Ansal’s rockstar image is out! His son, Imaan, is Navin’s stylist when it comes to casual wear. Imaan, a student at The British School, happily shares his cool jeans, blazers and tees with his dad, so often that sometimes his clothes can be found in Navin’s wardrobe. Even though their fashion preferences vary, Navin and Imaan tend to choose similar cuts and fits.