A perfect tie can give you a “mantastic” look, while a wrong selection can make you look shoddy. The ideal length of a tie is 57 inches long and its tip goes up to your waistline. The width of a tie should be about 3 ¼ to 3 ¾ inches wide. The best ties are made out of natural materials like cashmere, silk, and wool. There are varieties of pattern you see while choosing the one for you. Our advice: Pick the one that goes with your overall look.
The British Regimental Stripe, The American Regimental Stripe, Repp Striped necktie and University Striped Tie are the popular choices. The British regimental is in vogue since 1920’s, with a stripe running downwards from the wearer’s left shoulder to his right waist, this is best suited for more formal occasions. The American Regimental Stripe is just a counterpart of British ones. It has its stripes running from the right shoulder to the left side. Repp Striped necktie which we commonly consider as a pattern is actually a weave. A repp weave is a delicately raised weave which creates a ribbing or a texture which then a pattern of stripes is woven into. University Striped Tie is a favourite amongst business class which goes well with the solid or check shirt.
Foulard is a small scale pattern with a basic block, which gets repeated. This necktie is best suited for business meetings and semi-formal occasions as well. Its pattern includes flowers, dots, paisley shapes, pin dots (not polka dots) and other geometric patterns like diamond and squares. This type of a tie is appropriate for any occasion.
Perfect for the casual and semi- formal occasions, plaid tie consists of check patterns formed by overlaying stripes. They look great with shirts and blazers as well.
Polka dot is a must have pattern as it contrasts beautifully against a solid, stripes and check shirts. Such patterns in a tie are not meant for business meetings; however these ties can be worn for a party or wedding.
(with inputs from fashion designer, Puneet Gupta)
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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