From the classic tuxedo to statement watches, fashion designer Rocky S shows you how to rock the red carpet like a movie star.
After watching parades of gorgeous dresses and gowns a�� thanks to the Cannes Film Festival and the Met Gala a�� we turned to Rocky S for an injection of style for men on the red carpet. The designer, who recently launched his new label RS Jeans a�� a collection of chic denims for the summer a�� tells us one cana��t go wrong with a tuxedo for a black tie affair. Here are some pointers to nail the formal look.
a�?For a red carpet look, a brocade tuxedo with satin lapels would be perfect,a�? says Rocky. So we pick Tom Forda��s silk and cotton blend jacquard tuxedo jacket with satin lapels, cuffs and trims made in Switzerland. The petrol and black colour will be a sure conversation starter. Team it with a white shirt and you are set for the night. Rs 3,20,935 approx.
Old is goldA�
a�?For perfume, Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford isA�just the right thing,a�? shares Rocky. TheA�Grey Vetiver eau de parfum is a classic that was launched in 2009. Its refreshing woodsy scent will leave you fresh all day and night. While great for all seasons, its citrus notes make itA�perfect for the summers. Rs 7,700 for 50 ml. Details: mrporter.com
The cosmic collection
Though wea��re partial to cufflinks, it doesna��t mean wea��ll say no to a great watch. Like the Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon. a�?For accessorising, I like to keep it classic. A watch will complete the red carpet look,a�? says Rocky. Named so because of its two sub-dials, representing the Earth and the Moon, this limited edition pink-gold timepiece with golden brown leather straps will add the right touch of glamour to your attire.A� Rs 1,57,06,096. Available at Kapoor Watch Co in DLF Emporio. Details: 011 46767777
While Rocky suggests a watch to complete the look, we suggest you glam it up just a notch with these elegant cufflinks by Amrapalia��s Tribe. Choose the round blue glass design or the silver and gold capsule glass ones to add the right amount of glitter to your tux. From Rs 2,100 onwards, at theA� Amrapali store in Nungambakkam. Details: amrapalijewels.com
Style your beard
The stubble has been trending ever since Movember (no shave November). For those who dona��t want to go clean shaven for a formal event, we recommend you groom your beard with this set by Beardo. It offers four products, including beard oils, beard wash, beard wax and a wooden comb.A� Rs 2,770. Details: beardo.in
Don the Armani
What can be better than a classic Armani? Made in Italy, this blue dinner jacket from the branda��s latest spring/summer collection has a checkered texture with grosgrain finisha��quite different from the regular black jacketsa��which will spice up the formal look. Available at Giorgio Armani in DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Rs 1,51,000. Details: 011 41027122
The designer likes how our Chote Nawab, Saif Ali Khan, dresses. a�?He is one star who always stylesA�elegantly andA�carries off the classy look perfectly,a�?A� he says.
Continuing to keep it clean and classic, Rocky suggests hair wax by Toni&Guya��s label.m to set your locks. The Matt Paste gives an edgy matt texture, while the producta��s exclusive enviroshield complex protects your hair against UV rays. Rs 1,200 for 50 ml.At the Toni&Guy store in Express Avenue, Royapettah. Details: 28464550
Men in whiteA�
Looking for the perfect white shirt to go with your tux? Try designer Rajesh Pratap Singha��s button downs. Rocky suggests the white shirt with pistol embroidery, which will definitely give you a Bond look and help break the monotony. Team it with a bow tie and you are good to go. Available at the Rajesh Pratap Singh store in Colaba, Mumbai. Rs 11,750. Details: 022 22833576
Leather and wine
Sometimes a suit is only as good as the shoes you pair it with. Rocky suggests classy formals by Salvatore Ferragamo. Like these slip-on wine moccasins with a detailed leather sole. `76,000, at the Salvatore Ferragamo store in DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011 46609084
Text: Saloni Sinha