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How to look smashing: 10 style tips for men

December 06, 2016 16:00 IST
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Ditch the socks, play with prints and maybe sport a hat! 

Photographs by Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

The second edition of the Van Heusen + GQ Fashion Nights 2016 saw a medley of great style, trendy outfits and the best of Indian menswear fashion.

Established designers including Rohit Bal, Rakesh Pratap Singh, Shantanu & Nikhil and Kunal Rawal, among others showcased their collections.

Be it a formal meeting or a friend's wedding; a lazy Sunday brunch or a working lunch, there was something in store for men for every occasion.

Take a look at the Top 10 looks that are trending!

1. Velvet on men

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IMAGE: A model dressed in a velvet long zipper jacket worn over a grey kurta and matching trousers. 

Fashion designer Rohit Bal's collection was a breath of fresh air with male models walking down the runway in velvet jackets -- a clear indicator that the fabric no longer solely belongs in a woman's wardrobe. 

2. Prints over prints 

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IMAGE: Prints over prints...did this model just commit a fashion crime? No!
Designer Rohit Bal seems to have revamped the fashion rule book.

Command attention at your best friend's cocktail party with a printed jacket worn over a printed shirt, matched to perfection with fringe pants.  

3. The Fedora's hat is in

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IMAGE: This Van Heusen look is worth wearing to a corporate lunch. The Fedora hat and matching tan shoes elevate the look of the mauve suit. 

4. Socks are out!

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IMAGE: Here's a non-boring way to wear grey stripes to work by Van Heusen. 
And socks are passe, at least going by the trends this season. Surprising isn't it? 

5. Unisex fashion with prints

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IMAGE: This particular look will break the monotony at work :)
The model is dressed in a grey jacket, blue trousers and printed shirt from the Van Heusen collection. 

6. Blue, the new black

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IMAGE: Refresh your 9 to 5 style and beat Monday 'blues' with this suit from the Van Heusen collection. Add some colour, a printed tie maybe?

7. Drapes are in :)

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IMAGE: Designer duo Shantanu & Nikhil gave a welcome nod to layering with their collection titled Kashmiriyat 1990. The black floral patchwork on the model's jacket is an interesting addition.

8. So is handloom

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IMAGE: A cross between grunge and fusionwear, this suit by Kunal Rawal is apt for work and post-work debauchery too. 

9. Sneakers and white suits makes work fun

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IMAGE: Yes! You can wear an all-white outfit and still not look like Jeetendra or even Abbas-Mustan brothers. Fashion designer Rajesh Pratap Singh shows you how to do it right with this white outfit. The designer's advice: 'Experiment and embrace all forms of fashion.'

10. No longer 'skirt'ing the issue

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IMAGE: Rajesh Pratap Singh went on to show how men could rock the skirt, without the risk of being called 'feminine'. 
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