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5 Sep

Style File: 5 edgy men’s fashion statements and how to pull them off


Who doesn’t appreciate a man with a sense of style, but the only thing better than a well-dressed man is someone who isn’t afraid to step out of the box and knows how to make a fashion statement. Men tend to stick with familiar prints and cuts and play safe when it comes to fashion. If you dare to break out of your shell and are ready to say goodbye to boring tried-and-tested trends, then don’t be afraid to commit a faux pas because the only way to reach your full potential is to be fearless.

Here are a few edgy style statements that our celebrities have made recently. Keep these in mind when you are prepared to take style risks.


1. Fanboy Fantasies


Every boy has some favourite cartoon characters or childhood dream cars that he will never forget. But as you grow old, these memories take a backseat, however for those who want to incorporate their fantasies in their wardrobe, there are several ways to do just that. The most popular is wearing a nice colorful graphic tee or dress shirt. Let the shirt do all the talking and mute down the rest of the outfit. Take a cue from Bilal Khan and Ali Sethi.



2. Plaid Trousers


Wearing plaid trousers or pants for everyday wear is a bit tricky. However, it looks smart and chic if paired with a solid color shirt and blazer. Small houndstooth, window pane and checkered prints look casual as well. Try these versatile prints this summer.



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3. Colorful Socks


Socks are one of the smallest garments that can have an impact on your look and thus often neglected. But they can also be the most inexpensive way to elevate your attire. Start by color blocking and wear socks in different contrasting colors to complement your look. If you are daring enough then try rocking a pair with funky prints or patterns. Once you will start hunting for good socks, you will find that the variety available is unbelievable. Designer Hussain Rehar dares to wear a lot of funky pairs.



4. Fun Prints & Stripes



You will ask what’s so new about stripes? Well… we aren’t talking about the regular thin or bold ones here. Let’s sport multicolor stripes and that too in bold bars. Sheheryar Munawar wore them with aplomb. Also, if the margins are thin, it can also be complemented with floral motifs. Animal prints are more edgy but fun, you can make a bold fashion statement in them.



5. Don’t Be Shoe Shy


Cool shoes, be it high tops, sneakers, boots or Oxfords are a smart choice when you want to take a simple look to the next level with minimal effort. Having said that, don’t spoil a vintage look by pairing it with an ultra-modern shoe. With so many choices in men’s footwear, you can be as audacious or as safe as you want to be in your colour choices.



Syeda Zehra

The author is Assistant Editor at Something Haute. A journalist by profession, the writer has a penchant for films, fashion and music.