Winter Voyage with Rahul

This season is all about understated style. If you happen to find a man who works his winter look with effortless panache in crisp and trendy casuals, chances are that it’s my friend Rahul, an architect and football enthusiast with a natural flair for personal style. Rahul’s newly upgraded winter wardrobe is trendy, versatile and stylish without trying too hard. Here’s my cheat sheet guide to emulate Rahul’s looks to your style repertoire for the colder months ahead.

Ideal for: Casual Fridays

One of the most remarkable winter trends is the resurgence of gingham and plaids with contemporary aesthetics. It is a classic and masculine pattern that most men are comfortable sporting. Team them with tapered navy denims and a pair of classic suede brogues or leather chukka shoes – a look that will work in the corporate ambience as well as for a weekend party. Complete this winter look with a scarf that will not only add style but will also warm up a cool day.

Ideal for: A casual winter day out

While every man already owns a t-shirt which can add a casual slant to any look, consider expanding your collection with a punk inspired print that packs a punch. Punk styles are rife for Autumn/winter 2014-15 menswear and black-red is a bold combination to wear for this winter. Wear it with casual denims and a fresh slouchy bomber jacket – a versatile timeless classic if you have a penchant for durable personal style. While most men usually play it safe with neutral colours in winters, give your outlook a dash of boldness with preppy hues. Get set to feel fresh and warm after a long week of uptight suits and tailored clothing.

Ideal for: Anywhere from your gym to coffee shop to beach

Sportswear luxe is unarguably the biggest trend of the year and it still continues dominate runways and streets. Wear relaxed tracks with sneakers and printed t-shirt. Lightweight layering is one of the smartest way to look trendy yet stay warm and comfortable in Indian winters.Layer the outlook with a red bomber jacket that will not only add a bold style element to your ensemble but will take the winter chill away from the air. The ensemble is simple and relaxed incorporating both style and comfort.