Sandalwood actor Dhananjay shares his list of fashionable wardrobe essentials

Actor Dhananjay picks eight must-haves for the fashion forward man. From Gucci sunglasses and a Nachiket Barve jacket to an Alexander McQueen bow tie, here are his picks

A techie-turned-actor, Dhananjay has come a long way with films like Director’s Special and Tagaru. Known for his casual-cool style, he gives us a list of essentials that includes labels like Polo Ralph Lauren, Ulysse Nardin and Ivo Scunzani.

Soar high
The actor chooses this bomber jacket from Polo Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary special capsule collection. Modelled after the classic American MA-1 flight jackets, it has a slim, boxy shape, nylon material, sleeve pockets and embroidered appliques. “This is one of my favourites,” says the actor, adding, “I really like the colours and I think it works well with a black T-shirt.” Rs 48,177

Ticking ahead
A statement wrist watch is an accessory that he can’t do without. This Ulysse Nardin watch from their Marine Torpilleur range is a piece that has totally impressed the actor. “Blue is my colour and this will look great with anything white,” he says. This stainless steel polished watch comes with a satin-finish case, sailcloth blue strap and oversized white stitches. Rs 5,79,220

Festive ready
This pintuck Nehru jacket by Nachiket Barve with embroidered swallow motifs is perfect for the festive season, says Dhananjay. “I will definitely pick this for Diwali,” he adds. The spun silk, relaxed fit, button down placket and pockets make this a piece that is high on style and utility. Rs 14,875

Keep it casual
The actor who picks this Remi Relief slim-fit patchwork denim drawstring jeans for a day out. “This is cool for parties and I will wear it with a white shirt,” says Dhananjay who will be seen next in Bhairava Geetha. Cut and tailored in the label’s native Japan, these are patched and whiskered for a worn-in feel. The handy drawstrings help you get the perfect fit. Rs 28,249

Sunshine calling
This pair of uber cool, rectangular-frame metal sunglasses from Gucci is highly recommended by Dhananjay. The yellow metal frame, gold metal temples with enamel web detail, light blue lenses, make them super chic. “I love this pair as it is timeless and classic,” says the actor. Rs 30,828

Take a bow
The hunk that he is, Dhananjay likes to make a statement with his attire and this Alexander McQueen’s silk bow tie is perfect for him. He says, “This is a statement piece for special occasions.” The jacquard bow tie crafted in Italy has the label’s signature skulls over a Prince of Wales checked backdrop, making it quirky and striking. Rs 13, 281

Buckled in
The 100 per cent leather belt by Ivo Scunzani is perfect for both formal and casual occasions, says the  actor. The green leather pebbled belt, made in Italy comes with a square silver buckle. “The colour is great and will pair perfectly with black trousers,” says Dhananjay. Rs 48,891

Right foot forward
AMI’s boots crafted from dark brown suede with buckle straps is what Dhananjay would choose to wear for important events and public appearances. “I would pair them with jeans,” says the actor. Set on springy rubber soles, these are sturdy and comfortable for a long day at work. Rs 38,421

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