Fashion designers over the past two years have been pushing menswear that fall somewhere in between work wear and casual wear, and adding more collar options along the way. The overall slimming down of the menswear silhouette calls for smaller collars.
New collar shapes and styles are in part due to revival of looks that has been out of fashion like the short collar. Choosing the perfect collar style can feel a bit daunting. Here are some guidelines we generally stick with to help guys choose the right collar.
As the name suggests, the spread, or distance between the collar points, is wider than usual. This type of collar should be worn with a larger necktie knot (full Windsor; Shelby knot) to fill in the space. Men with longer face cut should opt for this collar. Round faced men can avoid this collar because this collar will make a large head look larger. Keep in mind that the collar should be proportionate to the individual’s face. Thin men, or men with thin faces, should go for a spread collar.
Forward point collars
The forward point collar are one of the most classic and traditional pieces of formal and business menswear. By definition, a forward point collar has a much smaller distance between the points than other collar styles. As a result, the width of the collar appears thinner, especially near the points, although the length of the points remains unchanged. With this shape, the collar points are often left exposed, even with a jacket. Such collars are best suited for smaller tie knot as they almost hide the upper part and the whole concentrations goes on the tie. For the round facial men, this is the best suited collars. If you have thin face then you should avoid this collar because it will only accentuate the features.
As the name suggest, cut away collars provide extra room for larger knots. It is spread wide apart and seems like a cut away fabric. It is the most loved collars of all time. You can also wear it unbuttoned under your sport jacket or knit sweater for a more relaxed, yet sophisticated look. Team it with a nice tie to upgrade your overall dressing. Men with narrow face should opt for this kind of collar. Men who have round faces should avoid the cutaway collar.
Button down collars
These were invented to keep the collar points in place during horse polo games. This is a medium sized collar having buttonhole at the end of each point. The most distinctive quality of the collar is that they have button right under the collar point to give you the perfect firm height of the collar. For the most appropriate casual look you can carry this collar. It is least formal but you can pair it with a tie and jacket or casual suiting. A fundamental piece in every man’s wardrobe. This imparts a relaxed elegance, making it one of the most versatile collars.
Club collar do not have a sharp collar point rather it is curved. It is one of the rare collars but if you are experimental, definitely try this. Pair with a nice jacket and you are all set. Do not forget to button the top button. This exclusive collar is perfect for your informal look.
Band collars are not meant for formal look. It is a collar with no points. It closes the entire throat and gives the super stylish look. This collar do not support tie. For your off day at work, this is the best you can get.
From Goa to Kashmir, actors talk about their favorite holiday spots!
Winters are here! If you want to ring in the New Year on a grand holiday, here are some great get-away suggestions from these actors.
Delnaaz Irani: One of my favourite perks which come with being is an actor is the travel that the job entails. We have to travel far and wide for our shoots and I just love that. There are so many exotic and beautiful places in Gujarat, Kerala, Rajasthan but my favourite getaway is Goa. I love beaches and I go to Goa to just relax and refresh myself. If I talk about a place close by, it will have to be Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar. I often go for 2,3-day trips there. It’s a mini hill station and is so beautiful.
Angad Hasija: I have travelled to so many places but my favourite still remains Jammu and Kashmir. I feel Gulmarg is one of the most beautiful places in the world. No wonder they call it the Switzerland of India. I have gone to Jammu and Kashmir twice. My second favourite is Kerala, I love the beaches there.
Meera Deosthale: My favourite travel destination will have to be Kashmir. I remember we had gone for an outdoor shoot there and I was so mesmerised by the place. I decided that I will stay here when I retire. It is completely serene, calm and beautiful. The locals are also so warm and welcoming there. And the best part about Kashmir is the food. The delicacies are there are to die for.
Vijayendra Kumeria: India is a huge country and it has so many beautiful and exotic places which need to be explored. I love travelling to new places and the next place which I want to go is somewhere in the northeast. I hope I go soon. Besides this, my favourite holiday destination is also Kashmir, specifically Pahalgam. It is truly is a heaven on earth.
Rohit Choudhary: Despite travelling extensively abroad, I feel that India has some of the most beautiful places. I love Kerala, it is so beautiful. Even Jim Corbett and Rishikesh are my favourite. I think before planning a foreign trip, it’s important to try and explore options in India. There are so many places which are so amazing.
Rajit Dev: If I have to think of a dream holiday place in India, it will have to be Kashmir. The beautiful snow peaks, the sound of the river flowing as well as the delicious food…everything in Kashmir is stunning. I also love Kerala. The backwaters are truly amazing and there is so much of greenery around. The waterfalls, beaches…everything is so beautiful. I love the food in Kerala too.
Avinash Mukherjee: I want to start by saying that India has some of the most amazing tourist places. From Kashmir to Gujarat to Kanyakumari, everything is so beautiful. I don’t really have a dream place which I want to go to for a holiday, but if you ask me, I can go to Golden Temple in Amritsar again and again.
Saanand Verma: Mount Abu is my favourite destination in India. I remember when I was shooting for the film Pataakha, I had to lose weight and I used to go for a walk from Mount Abu to Guru Shikhar. It was an amazing experience. There was a big bell there and it is believed that if you ring the bell, all your wishes will come true.
Sharad Malhotra: If you ask me about my favourite place in India for a holiday, it will have to be Goa. I love Goa and everything about it. The place, the food, the beaches, the hotels, everything! Goa is one place where I can go and just relax, without a care in the world.
New Commando Frogman from Luminox
The new Commando Frogman from Luminox is inspired by the intrepid military divers. Developed in collaboration with military and law enforcement expert Andrea Micheli, the Commando Frogman is aimed at all military, police and commercial divers, as well as outdoor enthusiasts.
The uni-directional “Dive Time” bezel of the Commando Frogman is special. Not only it display how much time you have left underwater, but also has a no-decompression scale, that allows you to calculate how much time you can spend at what depth without having to decompress.
The Commando Frogman comes in a Carbonox™ case that is water resistant to 200 meters, with a battleship grey dial and Navy-style numbers and a military time scale. Carbonox™ is a carbon-based material exclusive to Luminox – light, hypoallergenic and extremely durable and resistant.
The LLTs guarantee ultimate night vision for up to 25 years through their use of tritium tubes. Unlike other luminosity systems, which depend on exterior light sources to charge luminous paint or a pushbutton to illuminate the watch, the luminosity is built right into Luminox watches, ensuring that you will always be able to see the time, no matter the conditions.
Retail Price: INR 43491/-
Available at www.luminox.com
Tech Tripper Shoes by Woodland for tech-savvy People
Gone are the days when technology was restricted only to gizmos and gadgets. Now, it’s turning for your shoes to go smart. Woodland, the outdoor apparel and footwear brand present its most exciting curation of technology driven shoes.
Crafted specially for outdoor enthusiasts dealing with extreme weather conditions and constantly changing terrains, these technically advanced shoes are embedded with battery powered temperature control system. With their antimicrobial property, the shoes absorb sweat to keep your feet dry. The range also includes footwear with closure technology that contains ultra-thin stainless steel cables. With a simple twist of the knob mounted on the top of the shoe, you can adjust your feet in the shoes with these cables. Once adjusted, laces of the shoes stay locked until readjusted, thus eliminating the hassles of old-fashioned closures.
With superior cushioning; unmatched comfort; breath-ability and durability; the Tech Tripper collection by Woodland provides you one of the most efficient ways to upgrade the comfort and performance of your footwear.
Availability: Across all Woodland stores
Formal Fervour with BRUNE, Classic Brogue Range for Him
Brune, a premium leather brand that produces handcrafted and hand painted shoes, bags and accessories at affordable price, launches its classic Brogues Collection. Popped up in the early 1900s in Ireland, this shoe style is setting impressive fashion trends at the workplace. With decorative perforations on the extremities, the range is finely crafted in genuine leather and extra padded insole that makes the shoe grip comfortable and sturdy.
Ranging from rich tans, olive to contrasting palettes of black, white, red and greys, these pairs are sure to boost ones’ shoe rack with brilliant styling essence. One of the most versatile formal shoe styles, Brogues is absolute timeless add on to a man’s wardrobe this season.
Spruce up your look by adding a suave touch to your appearance by grabbing this latest collection from Brune.
Price: Rs 5,999 onwards
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