Recently Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar and Hollywood heartthrob Robert Downey Junior were seen sporting an identical abstract camouflage printed tie from Givenchy. While Akshay teamed it with a powder blue snug-fitted shirt, which had a harness-like strap detailing, RDJ teamed it with a classic suit. In his inimitable witty style, the Khiladi posted a collage image of him and RDJ on his Instagram account and challenged Robert to a sartorial clash in a post while praising the latter’s latest box office scorcher – Avengers: Endgame. The Khiladi captioned it as “When #IronMan wears the same tie as you!! #WhoWoreItBetter Ps: #EndGame is out of this world”.
Not surprisingly, the post instantly elicited more than 100,000 likes in less than 10 minutes. We got stylists to share their take on who nailed tie’s transformative prowess to the T. Stylist Isha Bhansali says, “Akshay wore it better. His fit is great. The colour combo is interesting. RDJ’s suit doesn’t fit well at all.”
As they say nothing is worse than an ill fitting suit and the awkward fit of RDJ’s attire is a bit of a faux pas and brings down the nifty appeal of the statement-making tie. Stylist Divyak D’Souza seconds that, “Both Downey’s glasses and suit fit is a bit of a let down. With tailored pieces it’s all about the right fit and Akshay’s well fitted ensemble proves that. The Givenchy tie is a smart way to elevate a classic like a shirt.”
Also, the fact that Akshay is in an excellent shape, the tie complements his taut and toned physique accentuated by the dapper shirt. Designer Aniket Satam says, “Akshay absolutely pulls off this neo dapper look accessorised with this abstract camouflage printed tie. The classic, summer blue shirt is a perfect canvas for this quirky tie.”
Akshay has an incredible stylistic history of pulling off dramatic tie looks. Not long ago, he had hit all the right style notes in an edgy skull print tie from Alexander McQueen and this Givenchy number further cements him as the dapper dresser with a hint of quirk.
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Apr 29, 2019 12:51 IST
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