1. Siddartha Tytler Tracksuit, Rs. 28,000
While bubblegum pink might be an unorthodox choice for a men’s tracksuit, it is surprisingly flattering (and the reflective tape detail is an edgy twist). Perfect for the man who enjoys street-inspired fashion.
2. Wendell Rodricks Linen pants, Rs. 8,000, and collared shirt, Rs. 8,500
As loungewear turns mainstream, this drawstring detail on a classic pair of white, linen pants is just the 2020 update you need. The linen, satin-silk shirt, with a contrasting stand fall collar, adds a pop of colour, but also a more formal feel to the more relaxed bottoms. The preppy combination is great for summer, while the high-half sleeves—very ’70s— add to the elegant-cool mix.
3. Waraq by Toramally Padded Mules, Rs. 7,056 approx
Replace your regular black loafers with a pair that has personality. Case in point: these navy-blue, mule-style, slip-ons. The baroque, hand-padded motif is just the kind of detail that separates this pair from the others; plus, this style pairs well with both western and Indianwear.
4. Khanijo Co-ord set, Rs. 15,500
Co-ord sets are the epitome of easy-chic, and the colour white is timeless. As expected, the marriage of the two has resulted in this understated but high-on-style set. Khanijo is all about relaxed silhouettes, created out of functional handloom fabrics, and we are loving the shacket (shirt + jacket), made of hand-woven textured khadi, which will keep you looking and feeling cool. Cosmo Tip: Even if you’re unsure, it is time to hop aboard the quirky prints and patterns express. Start small by investing in a shirt or a jacket, and if you love the vibe (which we are quite sure you will), take the plunge and bring home a co-ord set.
5. HanEen Op Oversized shirt, Rs. 2,800
This brand-spankin‘-new brand’s style strategy is loud, in-your-face prints for the confident dude. This gorilla-print shirt (available in cotton and silk), for instance, is just the kind of piece you need for a relaxed vibe with a hint of wild psychedelia. Wild and Wicked Prints You Need RN
6. Manoviraj Khosla Embellished Jacket Rs. 22,500
There was a time when short-suits reigned supreme. As much as we dig that, the new version with a jacket in breathable fabrics is just what the season ordered. This one here, featuring zip details and stripes, is the perfect versatile, stylish set every man’s wardrobe needs.
7. Sahil Aneja Cotton printed suits, Rs. 44,500 each, and Shirts, Rs. 5,500 each
All-printed-everything is the easiest way to make a bold statement. One that Sahil Aneja’s army of classic-cut suits will help you achieve with ease. Go all-out and wear an entire body of prints, or throw in a solid piece or two, to balance things out.
8. CountryMade Star Houndstooth Trench, Rs. 18,000
This luxury RTW brand by up-and-coming designer Sushant Abrol focuses on sustainability by using a selection of natural textiles to create contemporary silhouettes. Exhibit A: this handloom, cotton-silk, trench coat that features the classic houndstooth print in an unexpected way.
9. Cosa Nostraa Antique gold-finish soulmate cufflinks, Rs. 2,025
This brand’s mission is “to change the way men accessorise”, and if its out-of-the-box brooches and cufflinks are anything to go by, it’s a job well done. Cosa Nostraa’s designs have a deep, often profound, meaning. Case in point: this pair of cufflinks featuring interlocked hands, and aptly titled Soulmate. Bonus: the pair makes for a romantic gift, too!
10 Bloni Dyed shirt and trousers set, Rs. 41,850
Akshat Bansal’s idea of modern, ethical luxury comes alive in the form of this co-ord set. We love it for its functionality, and while the dyed shirt and solid cropped pants go together like PB&J, they will also pair well with most things in your closet... #VersatilityForTheWin. This Is a Minimalist’s Dream Come True
11. Amaare Tuxedo set, Rs. 48,900
Once the style staple of ’90s boybands, the modern white-on-white outfit is more about textures, cuts, and silhouettes, and also offers up a clean slate to play with. And this tuxedo set is just that—with details like thread embroidery, hints of sequins, and an asymmetrical lapel inspired by tribal barkcloth art, this set is all about standing out.
12. Tiger Marron On The Go Leather Laptop Bag, Rs. 11,400
Functional (it has a poly-satin lining on the inside, along with multiple pockets to store your laptop and tablet and other thingamajigs, as well as a two-way exterior zipper pocket to store stationary, visiting cards, keys). But what makes this bag truly special is the sunny-yellow colour, a spot of sunshine against officewear.
13. DEV R NIL Mint green and red mosaic print suit, Rs. 31,500
This suit’s mosaic print reminds one of the happy times spent at a Mediterranean villa. The colours demand a solid shirt to further solidify its ‘on-trend’ vibe. Cosmo Tip: A standout accessory always works to add interest to a plain look. If you are a minimalist who is looking to shake things up, load up on one of these!
14. Shivan and Narresh KOI ESPADRILLES, Rs. 12,000
This designer duo’s print-happy creations bring in the kind of fresh energy every man’s wardrobe can use some of. While a getaway might not be a possibility ATM, this eclectic pair (that can spruce up everything from shorts to trousers) will whisk you away on a mental holiday.
15. Pearl and Hariom Biker jacket, Rs. 20,000
This linen version of the classic biker jacket silhouette is the perfect way to upgrade the basic jeans-and-tee look. Plus, these zebra-esque stripes are a stylish way to wear the common print.
16.True Rug Tropical Print Shirt, Rs. 999
Forget the stereotypes about tropical shirts for a minute. Yes, they’re great for the beach, but also a wonderful way to jazz up any plain outfit! Featuring short sleeves, a cuban collar and button placket, use this shirt on days when your #OOTD (and your mood) can use a shot of happiness.
17. Old Cabin Kranti Hoodie, Rs. 1,480
It’s hard to go wrong with a slogan hoodie...especially one with a call to action. Wear your mind on your body with this black, fleece sweatshirt, with ‘kranti’ printed in Hindi (translation: revolution). Plus, it’ll also make for a cool photo-op for the ’Gram.
18, Philocaly Mid summer’s day dream SUIT, Rs. 16,500
Looking at widening (and brightening up) the colour palette in your closet? This pastel-neon panelled suit is a great summery pick for when you want to look dapper. The colour is soothing, and pairs well with a bunch of bright shades.
19. Chola High-Neck Kaftan Shirt, Rs. 9,800
Sohaya Mishra, Founder and Creative Director of Chola, leans towards relaxed silhouettes featuring clean lines and edgy details. And we are digging this gender-fluid look. This hand-painted, high collar kaftan in khadi, with a curved hem, is one such piece that you can totally share with bae. Cosmo Tip: With the genderless fashion movement gaining momentum, do say yes to some style experimentation. From colours that were not considered ‘masculine’, to silhouettes that seemed ‘too much’...it’s all a go now (and we’re glad).
20. Son of a Noble LOUIS Jacket, Rs. 15,000
A utilitarian silhouette coupled with a versatile colour, this cotton jacket has underlying cargo-style feels. Plus, the colour-blocked sleeves set it apart from the run-of-the-mill options. Wear it with matching pants, or throw it on over jeans for a cajzh vibe.
21. Kunal Racal Vanilla Pot plant koti kurta, Rs. 1,43,000
Kunal Rawal’s USP is a whimsical, modern take on traditional styles. This kurta and koti is proof. The fun, potted-plant print makes this set a great option for both a brunch and a wedding. LOVE THIS!: A Print Even for the Print-Phobic
22. Nicobar: Green Slouchy Pants, Rs. 4,800
It’s time to mix things up, boys! These drop-crotch pants, in an unconventional colour, feature details like an overlap waist and tapered legs, making it both interesting...and covetable.
23. Two Point Two Studio: Yuko Jacket, Rs. 18,999, and Nuri Pants, Rs. 13,999
This agender brand aims to create a third identity, which stands for neither of the binaries, and yet for both. They incorporate colours, silhouettes, and details that might be categorically considered masculine or feminine, to create garments that blur the lines. Like this look here, which fuses pastels and browns beautifully. The silhouettes are crisp, while the details edgy...to be worn by both you and your SO!