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Sports, double-breasted, bomber or the bandi — choose wisely when it comes to this essential spring cover-up for men.

Something seriousITList Paul Smith
From the house of Paul Smith, this jacket is detailed with black and light grey, and adds a dash of style to your look. Made with breathable linen in a textured houndstooth pattern, it has the classic double-breasted silhouette and peak lapels. Rs 1,04,000 (approx). At UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru.
Details: 080 41738882


ITList-ZaraCasual call
One of the more popular
high street brands, Zara’s printed jacket for men—available in honey and brown—is great for those Sunday brunches. Made from faux suede, it has contrasting cuffs and an aviator collar. And you don’t need to think of buttons either, as this one has a zip down the front. Rs 3,400 (approx). At Phoenix MarketCity. Details: 30083700


Florist checks in
Bengaluru-based fashion designer
Ajay Kumar’s new Spring-Summer 2016 line of men’s jackets is inspired by the lotus, and it comes across pretty strong in this blue, single-button pure cotton jacket. The idea is to give a contemporary dimension to the many layers of the flower, says the designer, who’s showcasing for the second time at LFW at the end of the month. Bold with colours like pink, blue and green, this jacket is sure to turn heads—if you can carry it off, that is. Rs 25,000 (approx.). At HSR Layout. Details: 09164205527

Scarlet fever
This track-style retro jacket from Gucci’s Spring 2016 collection is all about colour. Made in Italy from sleek tech-jersey, it is audaciously embroidered with metallic florals and finished with the brand’s signature striped trim. Rs 1,32,618. Details: mrporter.com

Go with swagITList -KrishnaMehta
Dare to wear pink? Designed by Krishna Mehta, this vintage rose pink bandi, with Mandarin collar and front button placket, is ideal for those formal occasions when you don’t want to go overboard, and yet make a statement. Rs 16,775. At Chowpatty, Mumbai. Details: 022 23620224


Indian twist
The kalamkari cotton blazer by Hyderabad-based designer Shravan Ramaswamy deserves serious brownie points. With perfectly-placed lapels and welt pockets, it’s perfect for a day out, especially when it comes to our weather. Rs 11,999. Lakdi ka Pul, Hyderabad. Details: 09849484569

Jute conscious
The beige pebble print jute jacket, by fashion designers Dev r Nil, is all about style. It’s made from silk jute, and the print not only makes it classy, but also adds a boho edge to your ensemble. It has button placket detailing and two pockets in front for convenience. Rs 16,000. At Remount Road, Kolkata.
Details: 08820677077

Heat resistant
The slim-fit sports
coat by Boss Orange features breathable cotton, linen fabrication and modish embroidered detail for an unconventional nod to style. The pocket square completes the
look. Rs 43,516.
Details: hugoboss.com

Brands such as Paul Smith, Hugo Boss, and JCrew, and Indian fashion designers including Dev r Nil, Ajay Gupta and Krishna Mehta, are making a colourful statement with the spring jacket. Look for standout details or a vibrant digital print.
Text: Priyadarshini Nandy


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