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Making A Style Statement

Akshay Kumar thinks some things look better with age

– The most experimental thing I have worn so far were these amazing spiked gold Christian Louboutin shoes a while ago. They were custom-designed for me at Louboutin’s New York studio.

– I have a serious shoes fetish – I own over 200 pairs. Every man should have a shoe wardrobe. I have loafers, formals in shades of black and brown, fun silver pairs, brogues and a tan ankle length boot. Once, I bought a beautiful brown brogue, handcrafted by a shoemaker in Milan. I wear it with my denims.

– Look out for shoemakers who handcraft shoes when in Milan or London. They are excelled artists.

– My favourite look is classic indigo blue denim paired with a white shirt and tan boots. Or beige pants, a white shirt and boat shoes.

– Classic combinations work best. I am a man of classics when my clothes are concerned – I own jackets in greys and blacks; denims; shirts in solid monotones; a tuxedo or two, and few printed shirts.

– If you are fit, you will look good in anything. So make the highest investment in fitness.

– My wife, Twinkle, has had the biggest influence on my style. I have learnt to pare down my look and combine my clothes with right accessories-watches, shoes and scarves-from her.

– My first rule for buying clothing is to check the fittings. Most men don’t pay much attention to how clothes, particularly jackets, fit them.

– Don’t dye your beard. It looks like you are desperate to hide your age.

– For a formal occasion or a business meeting, wear only black or brown leather shoes.

– Iron the collar of a shirt before wearing it. Creased collars make you look like you don’t care about your look.

– Cashmere socks are the best investment you can make.

– Some things look better with age. But not white shirts.