Men in Style – By Shailja Tiwari


We all know about the popularized belief of women going crazy over fashion and trying a new style every season. It is intriguing though, to notice men who also consider putting their time and effort in finding out what clothes to put on, what accessories to go with, and what shoes will make the best match. Men are nowhere behind in the race of fashion and tend to have a strikingly wonderful style sense. More importantly, at this time of the year i.e. the wedding season, there are a lot of new trends coming in that guys can try.

  • Clothing for Men: The big fat Indian weddings as they are popularly known are so-called because of the lavishness one can witness in these ceremonies. Everything from the decoration and food to the guests and their clothes is mesmerizing. The sherwanis and dhoti-kurta never go out of fashion and make one of the best outfits for any Indian wedding. Tuxedos and suits are highly picked choices. A lot of indo-western wears have become trendy that give a cool yet traditional look at the same time.
  • Footwear for Men: Footwear adds another slice of style to any outfit. Moreover, men apparently invest more in shoes tan they do in any of their outfits. The biggest reason for buying more shoes is because men’s style of clothing has been designed such that it seems to have minimalistic changes over years. In such a case, footwear becomes one of those options for men to do experiments with. Traditional mojdis, Kolhapuri slippers, and shoes make some of the many fashionable options for men to go with and pair up with outfits for any Indian wedding party.
  • Accessories for Men: A complete range of accessories for men like watches, belts, ties, wallets, etc. have always flooded the shops and showrooms. When looking for any accessories, it is important that a perfect set of all the items is chosen to complement any outfit. Leather belt, sherwani mala, wrist watch, etc are some of the many options men can go with on a wedding party.

Hairstyles and Beards for Men: With Ranveer Singh being one of the most influential stars of Bollywood who brought back the moustache look in vogue with his blockbuster film to Shahid Kapoor who has often adorned the chocolate-boy clean shaved look, there are many options for men to experiment with. A classy haircut to go with either a clean-shaved look or a stubble can really make you stand out in the crowd.

Top 5 Perfume Brands for Men – By Titiksha Wandhare

Men and women both want to smell good not only for themselves but also for those around them. Fragrances have been an important element of a person’s lifestyle since time immemorial. Royal families have always been into gifting the most exotic fragrances of this world to please their alliances. As is said, smell is the closest way to a woman’s heart, it would not be wrong to say that women get attracted to men who smell pleasant more than their looks. Men sweat comparatively more than women do, this enhances the relevance of using the best of perfumes available.


  1. Clive Christian No. 1

This perfume is made of the rarest of the rare ingredients available on Earth. The distinguishing factor of this perfume is its unique packaging that gives it a royal look. The neck of the perfume bottle is made of gold with the body of clear crystal. This perfume smells extraordinarily different and gives a man royal touch. You will find it in Fortnum and Mason, London Piccadilly’s leading department store priced 415 Pounds for a 50 ml bottle. Its grandeur has earned it the title of world’s expensive perfume in 2006.

  1. Ambre Topkapi

If you are looking for a blend of tradition and modernity in one perfume, Ambre Topkapi is for you. Created with an aim to embody wealth, rigor and power, it is truly a majestic composition. The top notes, heart notes and the base of vanilla and amber glorify the masculine scents even more. Amalgamation of ginger essence and lavender in the very beginning gives the feel of travelling to faraway lands. The heart notes spiced with a combination of soft leather and sweet sandalwood adds to the royal feel.

  1. Creed Pure White Cologne

If you are a fan of classic Victorian English culture immersed in elegance and etiquettes, Creed Pure is not going to disappoint you one bit. Like a well fitted crisp white shirt, Creed is a must have for every groomed gentleman. This perfume would be loved by all those with great admiration for impeccable detail.

  1. Con Poivre

Well, this is a perfume meant for both you and your lady. While the floral scents form the heart notes, it is the mild wood scent that enhances the richness at the base. You cannot resist falling in love with the spicy and mystic scent.

  1. Dolce and Gabbana Velvet Desert Oud

A unique creation by Italian fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana, this perfume will definitely take you to far away lands with its woody scent amalgamated with ambers and incense giving it a rich scent scape. It is a perfect invisible accessory for evenings out creating a fresh environment around you.

Men’s jewellery

Since the time unknown, jewellery has always been a status symbol for a person to show his power, his class and status in the society. Kings, emperors, and rulers across the globe in different civilizations of the past, wore jewellery and the more they were decked in the same, the more powerful they were considered by others.

Since the initial days, jewellery was kept as a domain for women only (with the exception of kings) and the only jewellery that a man would wear would be a ring. But as time has progressed and jewellery is now a luxury item, some other jewellery has come up in the market that has made man also see some items for him alongside. Some ofthe jewellery that’s now available in the market for men is:

1.     Money Clips

A money clip is typically a device used to store cash and credit cards in a very compact fashion for those who do not wish to carry a wallet. It’s a solid piece of metal folded into half, such that the bills and the credit cards are securely wedged in between the two pieces of metal. They are typically sold as a luxury item.

2.     Tie Bars

    Also called the tie-clip, or tie slide, or tie clasp, they are used to keep the tie from flapping, falling or otherwise presenting anything other than a neat appearance. It’s one form of a neckwear accessory that clips the tie to the underlying shirt, preventing it from swinging and ensuring the tie hangs straight.

3.     Key Rings

This is completely a luxury item that men use to flaunt their spending power. Having gold, silver and even platinum key rings gives a sense of power and a strange charm among others through which a man can boast of his style and power in the market.

4.     Cuff Links

 The cufflink is used by men as a decorative fastener to fasten the two sides of the cuff of a shirt. Today cuff-links as jewellery is being used as gifts by people to men as a luxury product.

5.     Bracelets

They are the articles of jewellery that is worn around the wrist. The bracelets are worn by both men and women today, made of varying material like gold, silver, platinum, pearls, etc. They vary in design and in value, depending upon the type of material it’s been made of. It’s another luxury item that men use to boast about themselves and show how deep their pockets are.
 6.     Pendants and Contemporary Chains
Another article of jewellery worn around the neck  by women, pendants are quickly finding a way into the men segment, with small chains of gold, platinum or silver, with small pendants attached to them. By changing the designs of the pendants, men can use it to show off their masculinity using different forms and shapes of pendants. It’s another of the luxury items that men use to flaunt their style and money power.

– Kushagra Duvedi