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Stylish Sojourns: How To Look Like A Billionaire

Published: Oct 11, 2014 07:37:21 AM IST
Updated: Sep 30, 2014 03:29:39 PM IST
Stylish Sojourns: How To Look Like A Billionaire
Image: Dileep Prakash

Look #1
Arrive in style

Drive the sporty Z4 Roadster and sleek active Hybrid 7, both from BMW  

Strong Trend

Multiple shades of grey, brown and dull colours of burgundy for leisure-wear. Bold, bright colours for sports cars, pastels for sedans

My Tip

Size does not matter, your colour code does

Brown On Brown
Full sleeve V-neck wool top by Hackett; slim-fit, corduroy pants by Van Heusen; laced, dual-coloured, outdoor shoes by Woodland; duffle bag by Louis Philippe

Tone On Tone
Charcoal-grey, linen trousers by TM Lewin; light-and-dark-grey, soft cotton shirt by Armani; deep-grey belt by Hidesign; black-laced shoes by Clarks. Break the colour palette with a brown, square handbag by Tod’s

Dull, Pastel Hues
Fitted, full-sleeve ‘second skin’ dull-burgundy top by Sisley; beige, crease-free casual trousers by Canali

Stylish Sojourns: How To Look Like A Billionaire
Image: Dileep Prakash

Look #2
Men at Lunch

Can’t make it to Bangkok? Opt for a Thai lunch instead

Strong Trend
Contrasts, textures and prints for casual wear

My Tip
Mix-pastel tones with bright hues; contrast prints with solids. Wear matte fabrics with gloss

Match The Socks To The Shirt
Beige jacket with bright, yellow buttons and piping from Wendell Rodricks; bright, yellow shirt from Pudu Lifestyle; comfort-fit trousers by Blackberrys; punched, leather shoes by Christians, Paris

Contrast The Jacket And Shirt
Pale-pink, textured jacket by Grasim, worn with a deep, lotus-pink shirt by Hackett

Black On White
Wide-collared, black-and-white printed shirt by Wendell Rodricks; textured, short, grey jacket by Sisley; black pocket-square by TM Lewin

Tone On Tone
Jacket with subtle checks by Hackett; self-design shirt by Arrow

Prints And Solids
Blue-and-white check jacket by Canali; white jeans by Aston Martin

Stylish Sojourns: How To Look Like A Billionaire
Image: Dileep Prakash

Look #3
Settle in at the Lounge

Catch up (on your reading too) at the lounge

Strong Trend
Casual jackets are the order of the day. Keep them short, snug and play with a variety of colours, cuts and fits

My Tip
Choose a jacket based on your body shape: Checks to look broader, solids to give an illusion of length and a snug fit to hide the love handles and to look more shapely

Look Leaner
Floral-printed shirt by Pudu Lifestyle; cut-sleeve, four-button waistcoat by Scotch & Soda; olive-green trousers by Sisley and pointed, brown-laced shoes by Louis Philippe

Look Fuller
Check, short jacket with three buttons by Hackett, full-sleeve shirt by Arrow; lace-less shoes by Clarks; chunky watch by Omega

Look Taller
Single-button jacket by Van Heusen; V-neck, fitted top by UCB; drawstring pants by
Pudu Lifestyle; laced, round-tip shoes by Louis Philippe, and a large timepiece by Chopard

Stylish Sojourns: How To Look Like A Billionaire
Image: Dileep Prakash

Look #4
Beating the blues

Linger over champagne and cheese after a rejuvenating session at the spa

Strong Trend
Blue is the new beige for leisure wear

My Tip
Put together a casual look with varying shades of blue: Deep tones for dusky skin tones, light shades for pale men and bright hues for light skin

Soft, linen-fitted bandhgala suit in navy blue by Tarun Tahiliani Bespoke; printed, pocket-square by TM Lewin; flat, open sandals by Clarks

Dull, blue-printed shirt by Armani; fitted, light-blue jeans by Canali; dark-blue jacket by Corneliani; laced, blue shoes by Clarks; bright-blue, glossy bag by The Collective  

Knee-length, sky-blue shorts by Pudu Lifestyle; printed, full-sleeve, grey-blue shirt by UCB; blue, suede shoes by Tod’s  

Cobalt-blue windcheater by Canali; blue-black jeans by DKNY;
blue-and-white shoes by Christians

Indigo-blue, denim shorts by Pudu Lifestyle; deep-blue golf shirt by Alexander McQueen; waterproof, blue shoes by Crocs; denim sling bag by UCB

Stylish Sojourns: How To Look Like A Billionaire
Image: Dileep Prakash

Look #5
Urban Cool
Survey the outdoors at the porch

Strong Trend
Sports jackets and sunglasses

My Tip
Choose sunglasses based on the shape of your face: Tall frames for slim features, oval frames for square faces, angular frames on full cheeks, rimless styles for narrow foreheads and bottom-heavy frames for broad foreheads

Racing jacket by Aston Martin and turn-up, cuff jeans by DSquared; black-and-white shoes by Tod’s; wide-frame sunglasses by Marc Jacobs

Hood-jacket by Versace; straight jeans by Armani; glossy, ankle-length boots by Clarks; eyewear by Ray-Ban

Zippered, leather jacket by Sisley; comfort-fit jeans by DKNY; self-design, leather shoes by Clarks; large frames by YSL

Bombardier jacket by Hugo Boss; trousers by Van Heusen; laced, ankle-length shoes by Corneliani; dual-coloured sunglasses by Alexander McQueen

Stylish Sojourns: How To Look Like A Billionaire
Image: Dileep Prakash

Look #6
In high spirits

Wrap up your day with motif cocktails  

Strong Trend

My Tip
Don’t follow trends but make a personal style statement

The Kitsch
Multi-coloured, printed shirt by Robert Graham; black jeans by Armani; printed, green, suede jacket by Hugo Boss; dual-coloured shoes by Clarks

The suave

Chinese-collar jacket, embellished with crystals and comfort-fit trousers, both by Giovanni; limited-edition watch from Cartier; black-laced shoes by Louis Philippe

Stylish Sojourns: How To Look Like A Billionaire
Image: Dileep Prakash

The Details
How to dress your hands and feet:

Choose between a metal or leather strap. Gold over silver. Round dials are here to stay
My Tip
Always match the watch to your look. The shortlist: Cartier & Michael Kors

Stylish Sojourns: How To Look Like A Billionaire
My Tip
Round tips for casual day wear, pointed tips for the night and open footwear for comfort at home

What To Wear
Clarks, Tod’s, Hackett and Louis Philippe

Stylish Sojourns: How To Look Like A Billionaire
The ‘head to toe’ regime that you should follow:

Wash with Mashobra Honey & Vanilla shampoo, follow with conditioner. Both by Forest Essentials

Remove dark circles with the Angelica Water & Essential Oil by L’Occitane. Use before going to bed

Exfoliate with Himalayan Almond Scrub by Kama Ayurveda (use twice a week). Refresh the skin with Himalayan Deodar Face Cleanser and brighten it with Skin Brightening Night Cream; both by Kama Ayurveda. To remove excessive oil from face, use Rosewater by Forest Essentials

Target the fine lines with Liftactiv Anti Wrinkle Cream and Hydra Mag C+, both by Vichy Homme. Use daily

Use the Hydrating SPF21 moisturiser by Clinique For Men


Wash with the fragrant bath bar by Bleu De Chanel. Smoothen the skin with Himalayan Deodar Bath Oil by Kama Ayurveda or Almond Supple Skin Oil by L’Occitane. Moisturise with Mashobra & Honey body lotion by Forest Essentials. For a relaxing massage, use the Bhairavi Massage Oil by Kama Ayurveda

Use the Mikkel deodorant by Essenza Di Wills. Spray daily after a shower

Always pick a smell that reflects your personality. We suggest the masculine scent of Bleu De Chanel, undoubtedly the fragrance of the year, or the earthy Cade By L’Occitane

Concept, Text & Fashion Direction: Yatan Ahluwalia   (, Art Direction: Anjan Das, Caption

Styling Assistant: Udit Rana for Y&E Style Media Pvt Ltd; Production Assistant: Sahil Vig for Y&E Style Media Pvt Ltd; Hair: Atul Sharma; Grooming: Pragya

Location & Hospitality: Vivanta by Taj, Gurgaon

Models: Junaid Dar, Raghu at Blue Apple, Surya Nayan at Blue Apple, Andrei at 6th Avenue Models, Ashish Solanki, Shaurya Sarin

(This story appears in the 16 October, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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