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Whether it’s a Sherwani or a suit, the indulgence of luxury menswear in India is all about exploring oneself through sartorial silhouettes. While on the path, let’s be honest, there’s no denying that Indian men are still on a strong learning curve when it comes to defining their personal style. A much-needed nudge in the right direction is the need of the hour. So, we spoke with the best menswear designers on the one rule of style they absolutely swear by and here’s what they had to say.

Sandeep Gonsalves, SS Homme on the art of minimalism
SS Homme Sarah and Sandeep
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I’ve always admired the fusion between Indo-western silhouettes. But more over, minimalism has always been my credo. A minimal design aesthetic alongside a clean silhouette is my favorite way of staying timeless. Whether you have to attend a corporate event or a wedding or an evening dinner, I would recommend that one should always keep it classy and elegant with a good fit and a minimalist approach.

Amit Aggarwal on the importance of footwear

If there’s one thing that really makes a mark, it’s great shoes. I think footwear plays such an important role in bringing together a great look. Think of each pair as landmarks or cornerstones, they mark your position in life and reflect a certain level of accomplishment. Shoes are as unique as your journey. They have the power to tell you where you come from and where you wish to go.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee on keeping it simple and embracing your unique style
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Be yourself, there is nothing more stylish than that. We’re often influenced by what’s around us and that molds our perception of style in our everyday life. I think staying true to what you love wearing and embracing it in its simplest fashion is the best way of finding your style and being confident.

Ujjawal Dubey – Antar Agni on dressing with a sense of confidence
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The key is simply confidence and comfort. Whatever ensemble or combination you put on, you should always be confident; if that is present, your personality will shine through. If you dress complimentary to your personality, your look will automatically have an enhanced appeal. Confidence is the best style element.

Kunal Rawal on dressing with impulse
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To me, indulgence of menswear is all about being impulsive. We tend to instinctively gravitate towards pieces of clothing based on our mindset and the way we feel. But on the flipside, it also has the power to change the way we feel. Almost like a mood changer, I use everyday clothing not just as sartorial garment but also as suit that expresses the way I think and feel.

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Mikhail Gomes
Senior Features Writer
A watch aficionado, Gomes also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.