Tokyo Drifter

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I love Japan and Japanese culture. So when I found this Koi fish printed button-down shirt in a bargain bin, I just had to have it. Can’t have enough light cotton in the summer. And that’s me trying not to smile and channel some real Yakuza vibes.

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Statement pieces such as this do take some effort to pull off. If you feel you can’t do it, start with smaller prints such as polka dots and move on to full blown allover prints such as this eventually.

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Here’s a detail shot of the slim button down collar and the print. Took me a while but I decided not to go with a tie for this shirt. With printed shirts, ties are really hit or miss, so be careful. 27-3Koi-5

I went with a pair of maroon chinos in order to match the colors of the fish. Blue or black could also work but why not add some color when you can, eh?27-3Koi-4

Finishing it off with some bottle green socks, that are also in line with the colors of the print.

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Topping it off with a mandarin collar jacket in light wool made perfect sense.

Mandarin collar jacket from Mast & Harbour

(http://www.myntra.com/mast-and-harbour)

Printed Shirt from Pull & Bear (http://www.pullandbear.com)

Chinos from Wills Lifestyle (http://www.willslifestyle.com/)

Socks from Forever 21 (http://www.forever21.com/IN)

Brogues from Clarks (http://www.clarks.in/)

PS: If you’ve noticed, I’m naming my blog posts after movies that I love, so if you haven’t seen them, do check them out!

Blue is the warmest color.

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Summer is finally upon me, which means bye bye layering. That doesn’t mean that I’m going to go all t shirts and shorts from now on. Just means I have to do more with less. Here is a simple outfit to stunt even on the hottest of days.

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A simple denim shirt paired with jeans and a knit tie can go a long way in making an impression. If you feel that denim is too heavy a material for the heat, you can switch it up with linen shirts and cotton chinos or even seersucker, if you can get your hands on it.

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Colorful contrast cuffs can make a subtle statement, but be wary of mixing up colors. I cannot, for the life of me, make a smaller knot with a knit tie.

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Continuing the flashes of red down below helps finish up the outfit nicely.

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Bangalore nights can get very chilly, so I always keep a jacket handy when I step out. It’s fairly easy to pair a jacket with this outfit as blue and black are colors that gel easy.

Denim shirt from Topman (http://www.topman.com/)

Black Skinny Jeans from Stanley Kane (http://www.stanleykane.com/ind/)

Brogues from Clarks (http://www.clarks.in/)

Double-breasted Coat from Atorse (http://www.atorse.com/)