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By: Deepa Gahlot, IndiaFM

Monday, April 02, 2007

There were a few complete style horrors on view, which go to prove that our film men need stylists as much as the women-perhaps more urgently.

Vivek Oberoi was spotted at a party in faded jeans, shirt out, odd-looking blazer, stringy tie, and tan shoes. Then he was spotted wearing the same ensemble in all-white, looking like Jeetendra in his heyday. (Where do guys get white pointy patent leather shoes from? Is there a special cobbler who makes them?) Why would Vivek, deliberately try to look like an upwardly mobile thug? First of all why wear a jacket in the heat and then why leave the shirt out? This isn't gangsta land and he wasn't in a pub!

That applies to Aftab Shivdasani too, who seems to be in a great hurry to shed his sweetie-pie image and look like a gangster-cropped hair, red shirt, macho suit! The ferocious get-up doesn't mean he is going to turn into Sunil Shetty overnight!

Worse, Shekhar Suman has taken to wearing extra tight T-shirts, with wide, chest-revealing necklines and violent prints. Not to mention the strange thing he has done to his hair. Now Shekhar, even with his pumped up look, isn't a hero type. It is too late for him to try to look like a college student and get lead roles-though no style conscious teenager would be seen dead in those Tees-so why is he taking such pains to look ridiculous?

Talking of hair, Jimmy Shergill's hair stylist freaked out with highlights, which made Jimmy's locks in Delhii Heights look like somebody had made him a wig out of a terrier's fur. Sunil Shetty's long, straight mane suits him, but that rebounded look is a bit out of style, even John Abraham has cut his hair!

There was this other photo in which Anil Kapoor sat wearing a suit and Sanjay Dutt in jeans and white shirt-the former looking stiff and uncomfortable, the latter looking as cool as ever. Guys should follow the golden rule, when in doubt wear jeans and white shirt. Simple and classy! But keep the paunch out of sight.

There was a time when everybody used to wear what the film stars wore - that started some horrendous trends, but let that pass. So it is strange to see film stars sitting open-mouthed at fashion shows and gaping at models, who have now become the trend-setters, even for the stars. The big designers manage to get stars to walk the ramp for them to get more media attention. Our top stars are definitely getting better dressed off screen; on screen, of course, they have to be a bit-over the top. Like in Khanna&Iyer, the girl who has run away from home with a tiny bag is seen in the jingle dressed in a white frilly skirt, fancy T-shirt and a lacy shrug, plus matching jewellery and accessories with every change!

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