roducer, director, writer, actor, singer – is there any skill Farhan Akhtar doesn’t have? This powerhouse of talents is turning 40 today and boy, are we curious to know what he’s going to do next! His quirky, laidback style is a reflection of his creativity! Have you noticed how well he pulls off prints? So this one’s for all you print-shy guys! We show you how to rock all sorts of patterns on tops and bottoms, a la Farhan Akhtar.
Look 1: Caricature Cow
We believe every guy must own at least one quirky printed tee. It is the easiest way to make a statement and can be quite a conversation starter with the girls! With your usual comfy fit jeans and sneakers, just wear a caricature of your favourite animal on your tee that’s bound to get you second glances.
Look 2: Suit Yourself
When you are not in the mood to go fully formal, yet want to look polished, a cool graphic printed t-shirt will help you out. Farhan wore a cycle print tee with formals to his childhood school, showing a grown up, yet fun side of himself. Wear this combo to an office party or a date for that cute-boy-who-means-business look.
Look 3: The Floral Shirt
Yes, men can wear floral prints too without looking like they are at a beach vacation. The trick is to wear them in colours that don’t scream Hawaiian summer, and pick simple florals and not tropical prints. All it takes to toughen up a floral printed shirt is a rugged looking jacket in a neutral shade like olive green or brown and a pair of washed out denims.
Look 4: Printed Bottoms
Printed shirts are fine, but printed trousers? Why not! Here’s the trick to get it right. Stick to a muted colour palette; earthy colours work well. Keep everything else print-free and layer up with an interesting jacket so that the printed trousers don’t get all the attention. Keep accessories to a minimum; a chunky watch will balance the quirky vibe of the trousers.
Look 5: Pants in Plaid
Technically not a print, but we would love to see more men wearing plaid trousers; this dandyish look is such a good break from tuxedo suits that are a uniform at red carpet events. Give those stifling formals a twist with a pair of checked pants. You could start with a subtle tone on tone check, but do give it a shot. After all, what’s life without a bit of quirk?