Actor Jiiva spells out his take on wardrobe must-haves for celebratory dos.
TALL, affable and handsome—actor Jiiva is busy shuttling between studios. He is in the middle of shooting the last leg of Sangili Bangili Kathava Thorae, the upcoming Kee, and doing a cameo in Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru. A head-turner even in a simple white tee, here he picks his style quotient for the party circuit. When asked if he is sentimentally attached to an accessory, the amused star quips, “Just my Fitbit!” We find that the 32-year-old, who has just finished shooting for his upcoming Kavalai Vendam, likes to keep it classic and elegant, and has a penchant for the colour blue.
Jiiva picks Yves Saint Laurent as his fragrance for the season. This L’Homme Intense Sophistication set is addictive with orange flower, violet leaf, cedarwood and Italian cedrat, among other essences, and a strong sillage. The collection also makes for a perfect gifting option. Rs 7,470 approximately at Sephora, DLF Promenade, New Delhi. Details: 011 41805595
Exacting about the fit of his shirts, Jiiva is a fan of Burberry’s offerings. This polka dot cotton shirt from the brand strikes the perfect balance between casual and partywear. With mother-of-pearl buttons and a pointed collar, the slim fit is perfect for athletic frames. Rs 21,659 at Express Avenue. Details: 28464135
Jiiva points to Gabbana.life for customised formal suits. This tuxedo-inspired bandhgala jacket with hand-pleated satin on velvet, promises to be a conversation starter. Team it with classic black trousers to keep it edgy. Rs 26,000 onwards. At Khadar Nawaz Khan Road. Details: 43084380
A no-frills person, you could persuade him to opt for this pocket square just on the strength of its attractive blue colour. This one from Turnbull & Asser has a beautiful abstract depiction of the Statue of Liberty in blue, white and black. We suggest you team the silk twill accessory with dark and pastel-hued jackets. Rs 6,960 approximately. Details: mrporter.com
If we are talking wallets, it has to be a Montblanc for the actor. We find that this mocha-colored imprinted full-grain calfskin piece ticks all the boxes for a formal accessory. The glossy finish, with insides made of soft cowhide and jacquard lining, make it an elegant buy. Rs 31,200, at their store in Alwarpet. Details: 42081701
Save these Tom Ford boots for the red carpet, we say. The shiny black alligator pair with comfortable calfskin lining will definitely up the ante of your ensemble. Team them with dark-hued formal trousers and a shirt to get the right look. Rs 10,81,640 approximately at DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011 43607780
Add a tinge of taupe to your Friday night ensemble with this unisex belt from Hermes Paris. The taurillon clemence leather accessory comes with a palladium-plated buckle, with variants in blue, black and cocoa. Rs 60,600 approximately, at the store in Horniman Circle, Mumbai.
Details: 022 43607780
Lost in time
This sporty piece from Longines’ heritage addition is the perfect add-on to a semi-formal ensemble. The waterproof and scratch-resistant self-winding watch comes complete with a steel finish and alligator buckle straps. Rs 93,000 approximately at Phoenix MarketCity. Details: 30083483
Eye for detail
Jiiva’s all-time favourite brand for sunnies, Rayban’s Wayfarer, doesn’t disappoint. The pure denim finish accentuates the rugged feel of the product. Complete with a hypoallergenic nose pad for extra comfort, this one comes in three colour variants. Rs 7,990 at Sunglass Hut, Phoenix MarketCity. Details: 30083389
Text: Sabrina Rajan and Lavanya Lakshminarayanan