He ensures King Khan looks his best on screen and in his films. Make no mistake, Karan Johar knows what looks good on men and what doesn't. He lets Upala KBR in on a few no-nos
The man is a personal stylist to his best friend, a B-Town superstar called Shah Rukh Khan, who's known the world over for his sharp dressing sense. He makes it to front rows at Fashion Weeks and recently even launched his own men's line. Who better than Karan Johar to recount the six dressing mistakes a man should never make?
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>> He should never fall for the trap of skinny jeans no matter what the fashion season dictates. Jeans are required to be worn below the waist but if they are worn in this fashion, it doesn't look good. Skinny jeans are only meant for women. Men look ridiculous in skinny jeans.
>> Often break fashion trends. The 'current trend' project checks and stripes as the 'in' thing. But they are a big no-no for any man. The clashing of the two textures are not the best visuals to the eyes. It's too busy a combination. When a man wears check shirts and striped pants it's as if you are looking into a maze not a person.
>> High heels are another mistake no man should fall for though even I often have fallen for this trap. I have worn heels only when they have been hidden by the pants but even then it's a big no-no. A man can't make up his lack of height by wearing three-inch heels. It makes them look ridiculous. Remember boys - stilts are for the girls not you!
>> Another mistake men make a lot or so-called 'men' who like to wear their machismo on their sleeve is that they run away from colour. We should and can always wear colours that look good on our complexions. A lot of men look really good in colour but run away as they feel its metrosexual or too feminine. That's not true. The colour pink can look lovely with white jeans or white linen pants or teamed with a grey shirt or steel grey suit. It's very British and looks fantastic.
>> Hair is another mistake people make while dressing up. Start at the structure of your face before doing a spiky hairstyle where every hair is standing on your head! Give a careful look at the structure of your face and jawline and ask your hairstylist what style and colour suit your hair. Blue and yellow don't go with our complexions and are big fashion faux pas unless you are dying to scream out aloud that you want to be noticed. Go by the colour of the hair that your mom gave you and stay away from bright colours. Red and blue look great on walls and not on your head!
>> Avoid wearing diamonds, diamantes, shimmer, studs and sequins! Anything shiny is out. I know bling is king but it's also queen so please beware...
With the six fashion no nos I would also like to give a disclaimer. The above is for those guys who are 80 per cent conservative in their heads but are trying to make a fashion difference. This advice is for them. For the rest of the fashionable and androgynous people, you all certainly don't need my advice.