From quaint designs to vibrant hues, men’s outer wear this Spring is sure to raise the temperatures
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 single-button blue 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 such as pink, blue, and green, this jacket is sure to turn heads, if you can carry it off that is.
`25,000 (approx.). At HSR Layout.
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. `1,04,000 (approx). At UB City, Vittal Mallya Road.
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 trims. `1,32,618. Details: mrporter.com
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’s got 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. `3,400 (approx). At Brigade Orion Mall.
Go with swag
Dare to wear pink? Designed by Krishna Mehta, this vintage rose pink sleeveless waistcoat, 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. `16,775. At Chowpatty, Mumbai. Details: 02223620224
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 the weather. `11,999. Lakdi ka Pul, Hyderabad. Details: 09849484569
This beige pebble print jute jacket by fashion designers Dev r Nil is all about style. It’s made from silk jute, and the pebble prints not only make it classy, but also add the boho look to your ensemble. It has button placket detailing, and two pockets in the front for convenience.
`16,000. At Remount Road, Kolkata. Details: 08820677077
Brands such as Paul Smith, Hugo Boss, and JCrew, and fashion designers including Dev r Nil, Ajay Gupta, and Krishna Mehta, have launched a range of spring-summer jackets for men that range from being understated to bold. Take your pick.
Text: Priyadarshini Nandy