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Dhinchak Dude naam mera

The city has shown that it loves dressing well. We are delighted by the overwhelming response that readers have given to Style In The City! Hundreds of Delhiites are joining our mission each day to transform Delhi from a city of fashion sobs to fashion forwards.

fashion and trends Updated: May 26, 2012 01:12 IST
Hindustan Times

The city has shown that it loves dressing well. We are delighted by the overwhelming response that readers have given to Style In The City! Hundreds of Delhiites are joining our mission each day to transform Delhi from a city of fashion sobs to fashion forwards. Some lucky readers won a makeover yesterday by city’s leading designers, makeup artists and stylists. For the next three days, HT City team members will continue to play fashion duds to tell you what fashion blunders never to commit. So, are you all set to turn Delhi into the city of people who are not fashion eyesores?

Aaya re aaya Dhinchak Dude
Flashy gold chains, belts with studs, rings on each finger ... we’re sure you have run into this guy at a city wedding. Our former photo intern, Waseem Gashroo, dresses up as Dhinchak Dude to tell you how not to be a fashion sob. Everything about this guy is so dhinchak and desperate for attention. He often lands at a party wearing mesh shirts that put his man boobs on full display. And he loves showing off his hairy chest too, thinking it’s sexy. Let’s be honest with you dude, you’re the biggest put off we know!

Don’t be a Dhinchak Dude

Don’t wear bright neon polyester, silk-look alike shirts. They are plain tacky. Also, don’t leave too many shirt buttons undone to flaunt your chest.

Ban mesh and net shirts and avoid wearing shirts that have loud embroidery and stone work.

Instead of super tight jeans, opt for a comfort fit. Also, go for basic denim colours rather than experimenting with loud colours such as bright purple and orange.

Never wear gold chunky chains with a zillion lockets and charms. Also, don’t drench yourself in perfume that’s too strong and announces you arrival.

Ditch those animal print belts or belts with chunky metallic buckles, stones and studs.

Don’t fill your fingers with every stone you’ve been prescribed and avoid wearing chunky gold bracelets. Also, for fashion’s sake, don’t ever be caught wearing shoes with pointed toes.

With inputs from Payal Jain, fashion designer

Style gurus on Dhinchak Dudes

Dhinchak Dudes love chunky gold chains and gemstones on every finger. Also, they don’t remove labels of high-end brands from the jacket of their suits
-Sunil Sethi, president, FDCI

Lots of gold jewellery, tacky red and gold highlights, swarovski encrusted shiny jackets, chunky shoes with chains — that’s what a Dhinchak Dude’s style is all about.
-Neena Haridas, editor, Marie Claire India

Dhinchak Dudes wear shoes with heels. When I hear the clickety-click of a guy walking on a wooden floor, I can only think of one word: sad! Guys, it makes you look like you’ve borrowed Bozo the Clown’s shoes
-Nandini Bhalla, editor, Cosmopolitan India

Shiny satin shirts — Dhinchak Dudes love them! They also sport emo or a surfer boy hairstyle, without thinking if it suits them or not. It’s also difficult to understand their obsession with pointy-toed shoes.
-Yatan Ahluwalia, stylist

Thank you, dear readers

Aashmeen Munjaal: HT City has really come up with a nice campaign. The fashion blunders of the city needed a knock on their head to wake up to real style. A ‘well done’ pat on the back worth job done by HT City

Shiv Sangal: HT City has done a great job by introducing Style in the City. Hope we find lesser Hobo Champs and BTMs around on the streets.. thumbs up to your campaign

Neha Ghiloria: HT City has started a good campaign for those who were wearing clothes randomly and making fashion and style blunders. If they are smart enough to understand what they shouldn’t wear, they wil stop, or if don’t then nobody can help them. Thanks HT! Bravo

Vaishali Sharma: I would never like to see a person dressed up like a Hobo Champ around me. Congrats HT City for the good job you are doing

To a job interview I would wear...
Black trousers with a white shirt- Archie Mota

A simple shirt, not bright coloured, with trousers -Abhishek Virmani

A white crisp shirt with a waist coat. That will look fabulous -mansi gupta

Nude coloured dress with heels and minimum makeup -Sonika Pink

Stars on Delhi’s style
Kangna Ranaut:
Delhi has lovely, cold, winter so Delhiites must make the most of it. They should wear scarves and trench coats more often.

Dia Mirza: One big faux pas that Delhiites commit is wearing huge sunglasses and carrying even bigger handbags.

Amisha Patel: Delhi men dress better than Mumbai men. But, Delhi fashion is often too flashy and loud, and you see too many designer labels everywhere.

Minissha Lamba: Delhi often goes too over the top when it comes to fashion. They tend to wear too many things at the same time

On our Facebook page, complete the sentence: TO A POOL PARTY I WOULD WEAR ______________. Best responses will be featured in the paper and you could also win attractive makeovers

Send us your stylish pictures. The best ones will get featured on this page. Also, if you want to attend our style workshops, mail us your name, age, and mobile number at

First Published: May 25, 2012 17:46 IST