Debonair & Dashing!
We decode the style quotient and grooming rituals of television hunk, Vivek Dahiya
How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style would mostly be tailored, couture style as well as a blend of uber sporty. That’s what I really like to carry off.
What makes a guy stylish?
Pairing up the right accessories with the right kind of clothes, as well as knowing when to stop. Sometimes, we do have accessories like bow-ties, hats, belts, etc, but one should be well aware of the combination. Simple and subtle makes it look classy and real. I am not in favour of loud dressing and having brands displayed on clothes prominently at all. A big no to that!
What do you wear when at home?
When at home, I am usually dressed in shorts and a basic t-shirt.
Boxers or briefs?
Both. It depends on what I am wearing on top.
Have your ever gone ‘go commando’?
Yes I have gone ‘go commando’ several times. I love army prints. I love cargos and wear them quite often. These days, there is a type of print which is really in trend, the one with the shoulder badges. It looks really nice and masculine. A nice fitted shirt with army print looks really cool.
Do you prefer a clean shaven look or a bearded one?
I am a clean shaven guy. I come from a corporate background. I am so used to getting up early in the morning, shaving and then showering. I like the mature look at times. But, I do sport a beard when I feel like, for the rugged look. But personally, if it wasn’t for the current profession I am in, I would happily stay clean shaven all my life.
Most fashionable destinations, according to you?
New York, Milan, Paris, London, Istanbul, Stockholm and Singapore.
Which is more important while pulling off a look: confidence or attitude?
I think attitude comes with confidence. So, if you are confident about what you are wearing and comfortable in whatever you have chosen to wear, confidence will inevitably reflect in your attitude.
What counts as a fashion faux pas for you?
When people wear white socks with black leather shoes in a formal attire. I only wear white socks in the gym or with my sneakers. So, I really feel it is a fashion blunder.
Who do you think are the most well-dressed men and women in India?
The best dressed men in India would be Saif Ali Khan and Rahul Khanna. Coming to the women, I really like Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt’s dressing styles.
Which are your go-to colours?
I don’t have any go-to-colours besides black.