Friday, 17 October 2014

Autumn Winter Collection at "Nautica" Bangalore. A collaboration!

New collaboration y'all and it's "Nautica" this time. Yes as Autumn kicked in fashion brands have been launching their latest collection all over the country and must say, Nautica did keep up to it's name. The fresh Autumn Winter collection ranging from shirts, sweaters, t-shirts, pull overs, jumpers, caps, chinos,jeans and watches etc. The newly launched collection gave me a lot of options to choose from and being me I did not know where to start and where to end. Like I have mentioned many times before, I am just like a greedy kid wanting them all. So was the case when I entered the store. I wanted all but as you know life is bitch, I had to calm the f*** down. 
The store not only offered fabulous clothes but also a very hospitable staff and management. We had an amazing time shooting in the store with the best of assistance possible. Oh did I mention that I went to the store which is in Indiranagar, Bangalore. There is one store in Phoenix market city, Whitefield, Bangalore as well. 
Well, as you can see below, I chose to create three very Nautica looks on my model and hey what do you know there is me in the picture this time. Yeah I decided it's time to scare people since it's halloween month. Don't worry you will only see me in two pictures. I spare yah! 
For those who do not know about this brand, here is a little wiki and web for you.
Nautica is a US-based apparel brand of the VF Corporation featuring primarily men's sportswear. Nautica was founded in 1983 by clothing designer, David Chu, and a partner. It 
Nautica took its name from the Latin word "Nauticus" for naval and in Italian language nautica means seamanship. Since one of mankind's first accomplishments in exploring the world was to take to the seas, a spinnaker logo was designed as a symbol of adventure, action and classicism.
Founded in 1983, Nautica is a leading water-inspired global lifestyle brand including men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories and a complete home collection. Nautica products are classics that are rich in performance, color and authentic style.
At Nautica we celebrate, love and respect the water, everywhere, everyday.  Our nautical heritage and spirit is reflected in every aspect of our brand categories and our quality products are crafted with integrity and are enhanced with performance capabilities.
Over the past three decades, Nautica has become one of the most important and most recognized American brands throughout the world. Today, Nautica is available in more than 75 countries with 265 full price Nautica branded stores and over 3,000 Nautica branded shop-in-shops worldwide.
Shout out to my boys-
Photographer- Dipayan Debbarma. Click here to see his work.
Model- Navneeth Sagar

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Guide to a simple Tux. How to wear it. In association with "Prestige The Man Store".

Do you think it may be the time for you to get yourself a simple tuxedo? Well I think I will get one very soon. The one I have, has already been worn like a hundred times in one year, even though it does not look old or worn out but let's just say I am greedy for more. So it only makes sense to have one more. 

Now, there are a lot of rules and regulations when it comes to wearing a tuxedo, there are things about the lapels, shirt collar, the pants, suspenders, cummerbandh, types of bow ties, types of waist coat, types of jackets, type of pocket square so on and so forth. So many rules and regulations would definitely make you confused if you are not much of a style guy and that is why i decided to break it down for you in this post.

Yes, I decided to show you  simple way of pulling a tuxedo off without getting confused and to find the perfect piece I decided to once again visit one of Bangalore's finest men's fashion houses "Prestige The Man Store".

  • Jacket- Lets begin with the tuxedo jacket. It is a tailless jacket. Mostly what is worn for dinner parties with lapels made of black silk. Tuxedo jackets can be single buttoned or double buttoned. I usually prefer single button jacket.
  • Lapels- Lapels can be either peaked, notch or shawl. In my case I chose to dress my model with the shawl collar which basically looks like an unbroken loop around the shoulder and at the back of your neck. The lapels must have a small buttonhole on it for the boutonniere.
  • Vents- It can have single, double or no vent at the back but the single or double vent jackets give the best fit. So choose either from the two to look your best.
  • Pockets- You need one breast pocket to keep your pocket square and one on the lower part on the either sides of your jacket. Make sure that these are just slits with no flaps. 
  • Length of jacket- Your jacket should be long enough to cover you rear end curves. So basically your butt crack should not be seen.
  • Jacket sleeves- It should touch your wrist leaving half an inch for the shirt cuffs to be seen. 
  • Pants- Pants should be well fitted and the seams are concealed with strip of silk ribbon, same material as the lapels.Since in this ensemble we have not used a cummerbund therefore the pants waist need not be high.
  • Shirt- A tuxedo shirt should always be white with "bosom" or the "bib" in the front. These are the vertical pleats that run up on both sides of the shirt button. There is no hard and fast rule to this. You can also choose a plain shirt. 
  • Shirt Collar- You have two choices. Either "turn down collar" or "wing collar". I have chosen wing collar. As you will see what the model is wearing is a collar that is protruding out and has points that thrust outward beneath his chin. You can choose turn down collar as well depending on your choice. 
  • Bow tie- Now, there are 4 types of bow ties "butterfly", "semi-butterfly", "straight end", and pointed. Here I have chosen the semi butterfly ready to wear bow tie. 
To complete the look, I have used formal lace up oxford shoes which perfectly matching with the ensemble and adding the finishing touch is the printed pink silk pocket square. 

Special thanks to "Prestige The Man Store" for allowing me to shoot inside their store and to provide me with the assistance. Visit-

Shout out to my boys-

Photographer- Rohith Sarcar. Click here to checkout his Facebook page.
Photographer -Deepak
Model- Navneeth Sagar