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The trail blazers: How to look like a billionaire

The right jacket is key. But pay attention to the rest of your look too

Published: Dec 10, 2015 06:59:28 AM IST
Updated: Nov 25, 2015 05:39:19 PM IST
The trail blazers: How to look like a billionaire
All the descriptions for models are from left to right

Look #1

Influences from the 1950s: Black & white makes a powerful statement.

Styling Tip

Incorporate elements from the past on sharp modern cuts.

The Star
Narrow lapel with sheen on a two-button jacket from Van Heusen. Notch lapel structured short matte jacket by Blackberrys.

Support Cast
Mandarin collar shirt with houndstooth print on the cuff and collar by BO Square. Spread collar geometric printed shirt by Arrow.

Also Featuring
Matt laced shoes by HUSH PUPPIES. High gloss laced shoes by LOUIS PHILIPPE. Horizontal-print knit tie by MR.FOX. Leather belt by VIARI.

Look #2

Seasonal prints will make you stand out in the crowd.

Styling Tip
Always wear printed jackets with plain trousers.

The Star
Graphic print on a winter jacket by CANALI. Floral print on a summer jacket by KHANIJO.

Support Cast
Textured trousers by ARROW. Cord trousers by VAN HEUSEN.

Also Featuring
Multi print scarf by SHINGORA. Gold dial watch by GUESS.

Hair & Grooming: Adil Akhtar
Styling Assistant: Udit Jain
Production: Y&E Style Media Pvt Ltd.
Production Coordinator: Sahil Vig
Models: Pablo & Nahuel (6th Avenue Model Mgmt.), Tarun Kochhar & Deepak Katoch
Location & Hospitality: Dusit Devarana,  New Delhi
(www.dusit.com )

Fashion Direction, Concept & Text
Yatan Ahluwalia
(www.yestylemedia.com )

Anshuman Sen

Art Direction

Anjan Das

The trail blazers: How to look like a billionaire

Look #3

Pink and blue are the must-wear colours for leisure and holiday wear.

Styling Tip
Mix multiple shades and tones together.

The Star
Lotus pink linen two-button day jacket by VAN HEUSEN. Cobalt blue raw silk evening single button jacket by BO SQUARE.

Support Cast
Midnight blue shirt by ARROW. Baby pink shirt by GANT. Navy blue trousers by MR. FOX. Check trousers by BROOKS BROTHERS.

Also Featuring
Printed deep pink pocket square by BLACKBERRYS. Metallic blue shoes by CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN. Dull blue shoulder bag by VIARI.

Look #4

Business suits in varying fits with contrasting accessories to look sharp at work.

Styling Tip
Choose a comfort fit if you have a large body frame and a structured fit if you are slim and lean.

The Star
Steel grey comfort fit suit by ARROW. Charcoal grey fitted three-piece suit by BROOKS BROTHERS.

Support Cast
Pale pink shirt with an English spread collar by THOMAS PINK. White shirt with a forward point collar by CAMESSI.

Also Featuring
Broad pink tie by BLACKBERRYS. Narrow blue tie by GANT. Silver cufflinks by MR. FOX. Black bag by CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN. Navy blue and white pocket square by ARROW. Laceless flat-front shoes and laced round-tip shoes both by HUSH PUPPIES. Watch with round dial by PIAGET.

The trail blazers: How to look like a billionaire

Look #5

Dress to perfection for a formal evening, reception or awards night.

Styling Tip
Black, white and jewel tones are ideal for very formal dressing.

The Star
Shawl-lapel tuxedo by GIOVANI. Custom made Bandhgala with crystal buttons by TARUN TAHILIANI.

Support Cast
Dress shirt with a cutaway collar by BLACKBERRYS.

Also Featuring
Glossy black tie by ARROW. Contrasting grey and white pocket square by BO SQUARE. Pointed formal shoes by LOUIS PHILIPPE and round tip high gloss shoes by CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN. Chronograph watch by DIOR.

Look #6
Au Courant

Choose a creative or a sharp look.  

Styling Tip
Keep your personality, the occasion, the time of day, and the season in mind.

The Star
Closed-neck custom-made jacket by TARUN TAHILIANI. Fitted black suit by BLACKBERRYS.

Support Cast
Textured trousers by TARUN TAHILIANI. White shirt with a straight collar by ARROW.

Also Featuring
Multi-print scarf by SHINGORA, black-and-white tie by CANALI, blue-and-black shoes by BO SQAURE, curved-tip formal shoes by CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN. Antique cufflinks with emeralds set in old gold by AMRAPALI. Limited edition watch by TAG HEUER.

The trail blazers: How to look like a billionaire

Look #7

Dress up with a dress down feel on the weekend.

Styling Tip
Wear three- or multi-button jackets when you want to create an illusion of length and a single-button jacket to appear broader.

The Star
Ivory long closed jacket with contrasting buttons for a Sunday brunch by GIOVANI. Grey suit with a single button jacket and black piping for a Saturday night out by BO SQUARE.

Support Cast

White comfort fit trousers by VAN HEUSEN. Grey closed collar shirt with white buttons by CAMESSI.

Also Featuring

Both watches by VACHERON. Mustard-and-white printed shoes by BO SQUARE and black high gloss shoes by HUSH PUPPIES.

Look #8

Asian influences on festive and traditional jacket collars, fabrics, textures and embellishments.

Styling Tip
Hues of dull orange, yellow and brown for dusky skin and pastel shades of blue, green and pink on pale skin tones.

The Star
Textured closed-neck jacket in raw silk with white thread work and wooden buttons by KHANIJO.

Hair: Use a long-lasting wet-look gel and comb and style your hair neatly into place. A gentle wave gives a classic old-school look. If you have facial hair, trim with a hair clipper on a regular basis to look neat and well groomed.

Use a face scrub (twice a week) to exfoliate, remove dead cells and polish the skin. Apply an effective face mask (once-weekly) for deep pore cleaning and to tighten the skin. Nourish with a water-based moisturiser (every night) to make skin feel softer and look younger. Apply an under-eye roll on (as necessary) to target dark circles and remove visible signs of fatigue.


Pocket Squares
Contrast the pocket square to the base colour of the jacket. If wearing a tie, then the two must match.
  • Fold, point or ruffle the pocket square as necessary.
The style of your shirt collar should determine what cut of jacket you choose to wear over it.
  • Slim or short collars are always better than wide ones.

Drape the scarf so that it stays secure. Always wear short scarves: As a general rule, the scarf should end on your jacket and not over your trousers.
  • Stick to plain, striped or gentle checks.

Contrasting socks are a strong trend. Break the monotony of your look by wearing printed or multi coloured socks. Printed shoes add a modern twist to old-fashioned formal footwear.
  • Wear formal socks over sporty styles.

The wrist
Dress up your shirt and jacket by adding an eye-catching pair of cufflinks. Sport a reliable branded watch that will make up for the lack of other accessories.
  • Ensure your hands are well groomed if you are drawing attention towards them.

(This story appears in the 29 October, 2015 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)