bhane. love

Walking into Church Street Social that Sunday morning, the last thing on my mind was a photoshoot. What I wanted to do was to eat some ice-cream and check out bhane’s SS15 collection.

But once I had dug into the delicious caramel ice cream and began to talk clothes with the amiable folk from bhane, I inadvertently got myself into a photoshoot and did three looks with them and here they are.

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Forget everything here and look at those kicks. The new Nike Air Max Zero’s really stand out don’t they? And they are super comfy too! Just this new ‘tazo’ shirt from bhane. Made in three different fabric blends, its light ,comfy and perfect for the blazing summer that is upon us now.  The best thing about pieces from bhane is that they are easy to pair as you will see by the end of this post. With a differently patterned tie and chinos, it makes for a nice smart casual look.

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Pictured here is the Stone wash grey tazo shirt with some chino shorts and my koovs chukka boots. The green sole on these really lends some pop to the outfit. This is my favorite look from this series because it exudes ease and would work great for a weekend brunch situation, one that we seem to end up in more often nowadays, or just an evening out on the town.

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And in the final look here you can see me trying to smile. Doesn’t work. But let me draw your attention to the little bhane accessory on my chest. Yes bhane makes accessories for men and they have a lovely range of pins to choose from. A nice to way to embellish your outfits and stand out a little isn’t it? Checked shirts are a must have in any mans wardrobe and can be paired effortlessly.

A year ago when I stumbled upon the bhane website and bought this paisley shirt that I still wear a lot, I knew that there was a lot more to come from this brand and they have delivered yet again. Whether its basic tees you are looking for or dress shirts, they have it all and more, in fabric that feels great on you. And being the friendly folk that they are, I feel that buying a bhane piece makes you part of a family of sorts. Come on, they give out free ice cream at pop-up shops. Doesn’t get better than that does it? So head over to the bhane website and check out some clothes from my favorite Indian brands.

Apparel from bhane (http://www.bhane.com/)

Chukka boots from Koovs (www.koovs.com)

Air Max Zero sneakers from Nike (www.nike.com)

Stranger x Suede

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I despise the rain. But there was no way I was going to pass up an opportunity to do a quick shoot in this new Hunter x Hunter themed tee from Garble. Shooting in between spells of rain is an interesting way of testing the limits of your creativity and ability to make do with the time/place you have on hand.

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Here’s a closer look at the tee itself. Great fabric and print quality make this a good deal, not to mention the amazing original artwork. I am not a graphic t-shirt guy, but the few I do own have images that represent something I hold dear. And Hunter x Hunter was one of my favorites growing up, with its amazing character development, humor and art.

Here’s a bit more about Garble, the makers of this snazzy tee. Garble was started by 3 friends to cater to Anime lovers, TV show fanatics, movie buffs and geeks alike through creative designs that fans of the specific show/game/film would recognize right away but would also capture the attention of normal folk who can appreciate the art for what it is. You can check out more of their goods at http://garble.in/

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I feel like these socks were made for this outfit, perfectly mirroring the green/black theme up above. Rain makes for pretty reflections doesn’t it?

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Layering a leather/PU jacket over a t-shirt and jeans always works. Perforated leather jackets like this one from Zara also help beat the heat, while helping you exude that biker cool. I really need to get around to watching the Hunter x Hunter reboot and I think you should too!

Jacket from Zara (http://www.zara.com/in/)

T-Shirt from Garble (http://www.garble.in/)

Black Skinny Jeans from Stanley Kane (http://www.stanleykane.com/ind/)

Brogues from Clarks (http://www.clarks.in/)

Outfit – 11/3/15

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My first outfit post on here. Decided to go with some reds. Summer is already upon Bangalore, and somehow I’ve only managed to get my hands on some nice jackets recently, so I’ve been trying to wear them as often as I can, on cooler days.

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Other than mixing colors, a very important thing that people overlook is that it is possible to mix textures as well, to add depth and contrast to an outfit. Here the herringbone weave of the jacket and the parallel cords of the shirt really work against each other, adding depth to the outfit. If both were flat and devoid of texture, this outfit wouldn’t have the pop that it has.

Shirt – People (http://www.trendin.com/people/)

Jacket – Mast & Harbour (http://www.myntra.com/mast-and-harbour)

Tie – Turtle (http://www.turtleonline.in/)