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If you are into musicals then Ben Platt doesn’t warrant an introduction. From having portrayed nerdy Benji Applebaum in ‘Pitch Perfect’ to showcasing his singing prowess in Broadway musicals like ‘The Music Man’, ‘The Book of Mormon’, and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, the 26-year-old star already has an Emmy, Grammy, and Tony win. The latest feather in his cap in the Netflix series ‘The Politician’, a high school drama in which he plays ambitious political hopeful Payton Hobart alongside Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow. Not only does the show give him a platform to showcase his acting chops in full, but the second and the last episode also give those who haven’t heard him sing to do that.

That, however, is not all. Just like Payton Hobart’s preppy style – skinny trousers, vests, jumpers, and ties and bow-ties – have viewers taking note, Platt’s fashion choices in real life are equally statement making. Be it casual chic or sharply tailored suits, Platt red carpet appearance trajectory, much like his career, has only seen an upward swing.  From bold hues to prints and patterns, here are Ben Platt’s most defining style moments.

A leather jacket for all seasons
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Basics like a statement shirt, a pair of black jeans, and leather shoes work like a charm, and Platt knows it. With fall around the corner, take cues from him on how to up the ante on your leather biker look.

Statement shirts are great investment
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Dense florals, a bold colour scheme, stark patterns – experiment with all these when it comes to shirts. Platt does it effortlessly, choosing black trousers and patent leather shoes to create a winning look.

Clash of prints and patterns
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Though the idea of pairing prints with patterns is always intimidating, it isn’t impossible. Platt schools by pairing quirky graphic prints with trousers featuring thin stripes. A neat pair of Oxfords or sneakers will help.

Striped for fall
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If you are putting together a new winter wardrobe, and are on the lookout for new jumpers or cardigans, Platt suggests veering away from monotones. Bold stripes are the way to go. The pattern, owing to its versatility, can be paired with a pair of distressed jeans, trousers, or even joggers.

The classic tuxedo is here to stay
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Platt cuts a perfect figure  in a classic black tuxedo. When nothing works, this is the look for a formal evening. While you can surely dabble in other hues, nothing spells style like a head-to-toe black, interspersed with a white buttoned down look.

Anupam Dabral
Sr. Associate Editor
It was while studying fashion journalism at London College of Fashion that Anupam developed a keen interest in the anthropological aspect of the discipline; for him, fashion only makes sense when seen in the context of its environment. He is always on the hunt for great stories, and in his spare time binge-watches films/shows starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.