8 most stylish men at the Asian Awards 2015: Get their lookOk. Let’s be honest. When it came to the guys at this year’s Asian Awards, there was only one name on everyone’s lips. Starts with a Z. End with an N. Insert sound of screaming fans in the middle. While he definitely rocked up looking super slick (and I’m guessing we’re going to be seeing many more buzz cuts in the near future) there was plenty of style inspiration all around. So without further ado – here are 8 stylish chaps that I thought had totally upped their style game this year:
1. Shah Rukh KhanAll hail the King. There’s a reason this guy is one of the most lauded Asian men on the planet. He’s been there and done it all – and thankfully, worked all the fashion kinks out of his system. Turning up to the Awards in a classic tuxedo suit was perfect – given that he was there to scoop up his award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema. It’s a classic, gentlemanly look, and pulling it off takes quiet confidence. The key to making a tux work for you? Choose a slim fitting shirt. The last thing you want is for it to puff up like a sail halfway through the night.
2. Sunny GrewalBlending tradition with a hint of flamboyance, this was a brilliant look for the breakfast DJ, and showed off his personality in spades. I liked the twist on the classic dress coat – perfect in keeping with the swish theme of the Awards night – but quirky enough to warrant a double glance. If you want to rock a look like this – I’d suggest rooting out contemporary Asian designers who are adept at mixing classic Indian prints and styles with a modern silhouette. Check out Saran Kohli for some brilliant pieces that would complement a more conventional look.
3. Magic SinghSo I saw Magic Singh and just thought, hot damn. This guy never turns up looking any thing less than totally impeccable – and his dark blue velvet blazer is a favourite look of his. The velvet tux is definitely the way to go if you want to stand out from a sea of penguin suits. But… velvet blazers can be hard to pull off. Don’t go by halves – this calls for a super-dandyish formal look - with a well placed cravat or bow tie. Alternatively this looks really good with a rock n’ roll edge – swap the shirt and trousers for a slim fit tee and skinny jeans, and you’re good to go.
4. Navin KundraNavin also went for the velvet tux, worn with a classic evening shirt. And the pop of purple added some much needed colour to the proceedings, amongst the sea of grey and black. Adding colour to your traditional suit is a brilliant way on injecting some personality into the mix – Navin is no wallflower, and his rich aubergine coloured blazer was totally in keeping with his sense of style. If you’re picking up a different colour off the rails, then take a cue from the man and choose a shade that looks eye catching, without being garish. Dark olive green or petrol blue are fantastic shades that work well on Asian guys.
5. Zayn MalikOk, this list could not be complete without Zayn. The buzz cut looked awesome. Sassy, stylish, youthful and nonsense-free, perfect for a guy heading out on his own path. The skinny tie was suitably rock n’ roll enough for the heartthrob singer. They can be harder to pull off than you might realise though – check out this useful guide for some hints and tips!
6. Mim ShakeAnother velvet tux – this time with Mim Shake. What really caught my eye though, is the sockless look. Not quite right for a swanky awards night? What do you guys think? I thought the slightly casual touch was refreshing. Key to the look if you fancy following it is the cut of the trousers. Make sure you go for a slim cut and keep those hems close!
7. Ozwald BoetengShowing off what he does best, Ozwald Boeteng looked incredible in a classic three piece suit, proving that it doesn’t have to look at all stuffy or outdated. The Ghanian designer is renowned for working with rich, lustrous colours, and the emerald coloured tie shines out like a jewel. Perfection.
8. Kumar SangakkaraShowing that cricketers can have some style sense too, Sangakkara did well with a contemporary slim fitting suit. While not as outlandish or flamboyant as some of the his fellow attendees, I like this one for its simplicity and natural style. It’s a great look to follow if you don’t know where to start with formal wear. Check out his sense of proportion – the key to making any suit work is making sure that everything fits well. Snug blazers, too-long trousers or ballooning shirts can all ruin it – so if you’re shopping for a suit, don’t get duped by brand names and remember that fit is king.
Who do you think looked most stylish on the night? Tempted to try one of these looks yourself? Tweet Miriam @inthmidst
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