L-R: Ferrari California T, Santoshi Shetty, Riaan J. George
Stretch denims are the trend du jour. Supremely versatile, easy to wear, comfortable and practical, stretch denims are an interesting, contemporary take on traditional denims.
So here’s what I did: I focused on Tommy Hilfiger Denim’s new Dynamic Stretch denims as a key piece and went around the city shooting different looks. I collaborated with fellow blogger Santoshi Shetty of TheStyleEdge. We decided to showcase this super-stretch fabric, its incredible ease of motion and, of course, its high comfort factor.
From cycling around my neighbourhood, to driving a million-dollar car to enjoying sundowners at the city’s newest hotspot, I used the same denims differently for a series of fun photographs.
Here’s what we came up with…
Riaan cycling around Bandra in his Tommy Hilfiger stretch denims
In the mornings, when the traffic is not too overwhelming, I like to cycle about the neighbourhood, especially along Bandstand and Carter Road. This helps me stay fit as well as enjoy the sights and sounds of my neighbourhood. I wore my stretch denims paired with an easy linen shirt bearing a summery chevron print, paired with denim and leather loafers. And yes, cycling in stretch denims is indeed as effortless as it appears.
Riaan and Santoshi by the pool
Later that day, I caught up with Santoshi at the uber-chic Z Luxury Residences in Juhu with its impressive rooftop pool. Chilling by a rooftop pool in the middle of the week, in the heart of Mumbai, is indeed a luxury. For the pool, I wore the very same stretch denims but this time rolled up a bit to show off some ankle. I paired it with an ultra-summery tropical print shirt for good measure. What a fun afternoon it was, soaking up the sun and enjoying a good conversation!
Riaan takes Santoshi out on a spin in a Ferrari
It was now time for me to show Santoshi a slice of the luxury life in Mumbai. So I whisked her off in a Ferrari California T. At the wheel of one of the world’s most luxurious vehicles, I decided to dress up my look a bit. I opted for the same stretch denims, this time in a darker shade to make it look dressier. I paired it with a micro-print white shirt and threw on a classic, grey slim-fit blazer to add that dose of urban elegance. All this, with Ferrari’s signature red as a backdrop!
Riaan downs a few at Masala Bar
At the end of a long and tiring day, we headed to the trendiest new address in town — Masala Bar — for a couple of sundowners. Restaurateur Zorawar Kalra’s uber-chic new bar enjoys pride of place at Carter Road, overlooking the Arabian Sea. I added a dash of quirk to my look: Dark stretch denims, worn with a fun star-print shirt and the very same grey slim-fit blazer. Dark loafers add that dose of chic to the look.
I can safely conclude that stretch denims are indeed the hottest thing in the fashion market. They are so, so versatile. All you need is a bunch of separates, and a few tips on how to dress up and down looks, and you can literally LIVE in your stretch denims. Case in point, it kept me company, through my hectic day, from sunrise till sundown…
Photo credit: Mohit Varu
Riaan J. George is one of India's top men's fashion and luxury bloggers. He is also a senior luxury journalist. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter. This post was first published on UrbanEye.in. To read more posts by Riaan J. George, visit his Fashion101 Blog.