If the style Gods were to pick a style ambassador, Rahul Khanna would be their undisputed choice. No matter what he wears and how he chooses to wear it, he aces the look. Not one to follow fashion blindly, itâ€™s about finding his own style, which is an extension and expression of his personality. Clean cuts, fine lines and attention to detail â€“ fit, stitching, understated accessories – are what Rahulâ€™s style statements are all about.
Style is not about what you wear but how you wear it, and Rahul personifies this. MensXP presents five of his many winning style statements, which gives you a glimpse into the choices he makes, and why he was, is and will be the style king for a long, long time.
The Nehru Jacket
The Nehru jacket is worn in different ways today, but Rahul has worn it like it was originally worn, and as always, this statement works like magic. Over the years, Rahulâ€™s style statements have been predictable bordering on safe, but he does pay close attention to detail. And, he always accessories â€“ whether itâ€™s a rose in a buttonhole or otherwise, he gets it right. More importantly, he knows how to get it right.
The Nehru Jacket and Jodhpur Pants
Nothing beats the Nehru jacket on a white shirt. But, team the Nehru jacket with Jodhpur pants and you have a powerful style statement. In fact, this look is often considered to be the tuxedoâ€™s alternative to black tie events in India. Rahul understands his body, knows what suits him and ensures that he highlights his plus points with his sense of style. All his looks are in keeping with occasion, time of day or night, and of course, season.
The Black Suit
There are very few looks that supersede the black suit and Rahul wears this effortlessly. As always, the attention to detail is evident in fit, pocket-square, tie-bar, length of sleeves and trousers, and his polished black shoes. Perfect for an evening at an awards function or a sit-down formal dinner, this look is as good as gold.
The Tieless Look
If youâ€™ve ever wondered how to pull off a tieless look, hereâ€™s how you should do it. Most men refrain from wearing white trousers, but Rahul wears them with Ã©lan. Thereâ€™s a mix-and-match in terms of colour â€“ navy suit jacket worn on striped light blue shirt teamed with white trousers make for a semi-casual, relaxed look. The printed pocket-square folded casually completes this look.
The Extended Nehru Jacket
The extended Nehru jacket is a smart, traditional look. Thereâ€™s attention to detail in terms of piping along the edges of the jacket, the unique pocket-square and the slim-fitting trousers. This is a clean-cut look with simple, elegant lines and is almost minimalistic in structure. Rahul is known to go minimal whenever he can, even keeping his wardrobe down to how much his closet can accommodate.