Dress Well: Long Weekend Has Arrived

Friday is no less than the onset of breezy autumn which comes after the week long blaze of office heat. So fellas! What are you waiting for? Take your stride towards the glorious weekend that awaits you with arms wide open. Be at your best and walk around like a king. But wait! First of all you need to dress up like one, isn’t it?
We are not going to give you boring tips on how to dress well. All you need to keep in mind is your originality as it matters the most. Be it an uptown reception or a classy dinner with friends or family, your choice is what matters the most. At the end of the day, you and only you will carry your outfit. In terms of fashion, glamour is indeed the flipside of monotony. Regardless of the fact that few outfits might become a hassle prone affair, Beauty lies in how gracefully you carry yourself.
As you already are in the midst of making your weekend plans, get ready to be enthralled by your very own look. Yes, we are not overstating but trying to instil a sense of confidence that you deserve. Look good and feel good about your dressing sense. If at all you are lost in your wardrobe, just pick out the dress that you haven’t worn for quite some time. Sometimes they tend to mesmerise you with the graceful crease that was left untouched, as if waiting for the right time.
Get up, suit up and make an impression this weekend!

Commuters’ Mantra to style

What is the point of wearing fine fabric when you know the charm will plunge down by the time you reach your office? By the way this happens on a daily basis! So stay calm and dress simple but precise! Our 9 to 5 schedule comes as a curse for our fashion instincts because it gets really tough to carry our best of the outfits, which we want to wear to office but end up spoiling due to our mode of transportation. Well here are few tips you may want to explore to look trendy and fashionable every day, and yes they are comfortable to carry as well:
Fabric matters
Wear something which is light and mostly wrinkle free. As you never know you may have to go for a meeting just after reaching office. Wearing heavy stuff may end up dumping your style quotient down the drain. Linen or light cotton wearable is what you are looking for!
Is it raining? Avoid leather!
Who doesn’t like wearing shoes? But dampness is something which you are definitely not looking at, especially during the work hours. Make it a point to avoid wearing leather shoes if you are travelling around on a rainy day. A trendy sneaker is good enough to substitute your leather shoes for today.

Closet classics: Wardrobe Essentials

Wake up in the morning and destined to look fabulous! Well, this is something we all wish for, but hardly do anything about it. ‘Oh I am lazy to dress up’ or ‘I look the best in all my avatars’ are the most common excuses we give ourselves on a daily basis.
Well no one is contradicting the fact that you look beautiful and everyone is beautiful in their own way. But when it comes to situations of utmost importance, it is imperative to be dressed for the occasion. You shan’t be deprived of the finer things in life due to wardrobe scarcity.
Here is a list of wardrobe essentials that will not just help you look adorable but glorify your persona:
A white button down shirt
Feel the simplicity of elegance that outshines with your casual look at office. Believe it or not it is the most versatile item in your wardrobe
A pale blue shirt
It is one of the most important workaday items for working professional. Feel fresh and confident like a flowing brook, every time you go for a meeting or even a casual reception.
Slime navy chinos
This is perhaps the best alternative to jeans and saves you from the situation of wearing a suit trouser for a casual get together party.
Summer friendly jacket
It not just helps you look glamorous when the whole city around you is flooded with perspiration. The ease of usage is the best part. Pull it over your polo shirt and you are good to go.
Tan derbies
A pair of tan derby shoes goes exceptionally well with chinos and fairly well with Khakis. So let your feet feel the luxury of class and superior fashion.
Believe it or not, the day you will find relevance of dressing not just well but outstanding, success will knock your worthy doors. Give your wardrobe a new touch of fashion quotient and live a life on your terms.

ART of independent dressing: What is your style?

With Independence Day around the corner, we can’t resist but talk about freedom of expression. With expression comes a thought, with a brilliant thought at hand, vision becomes reality. The way you dress up shows your load of expression in entirety. It is time to give your creative side a fair chance to excel and bring out the audacious you out in public. Believe it or not, your fashion instincts are enough to help you stand out from the crowd and that too in a conveniently classy way.

Who says experimentation always goes wrong? Absolutely wrong! Well it all depends on the thought process with which a customized style of clothing has been brought into existence. One need not be a fashion designer to get a perfect fitting suit or tuxedo carved out of a piece of fabric. All you need to do is talk to your tailor and explain the authenticity you seek in order to find that ultimate sense of perfection and independence after wearing that perfect fit.

Look glamorous and always look forward to incorporate contemporary elements into your way of styling yourself or more appropriately the way you want to express your independence through your outfits. Make it a point to always dress to impress, but in your own way. There is no legacy in becoming an advocate of slow fashion. Make it a point to always give your subtle input while getting your favourite dressed. At the end of the day, the confidence that a style customized by you will bestow on your conscience, it can’t be achieved by the most expensive dress available in the market.

At the end of it, here is the highlight of what exactly is the purpose of independent dressing sense. It gives you a genuine outlook along with the highest degree of satisfaction. When the whole world is rotting with the same old ‘new fashion’ you get the chance to standout among the crowd and say, “hey look, now you can get jealous looking at my brilliant outfit and yes it is exactly the way I wanted”. Stay brilliant with your thoughts and do not forget to live awesome with independent dressing style.

Be office ready with P N RAO!

Home, a place where you can be at your ease wearing anything you want but an office is where you spend most of your time and where not only your skills and efforts on the work is important but appearance too. An appearance which is not only comfortable but reflects a professional image too. So, one should be very careful while choosing the right and comfortable appearance for office and if choosing the right clothes then be careful about the best professional ways of maintaining them on you.
1.       No matter if its scorching summer or you are burning under your sleeves, make sure you maintain the full sleeves as full sleeves but not half and the shirt should be tucked in all the time. Folding the sleeves and tucking out the shirt are not under professional ethics which a person should follow in cooperate industry. If you are uncomfortable with full sleeves then go for half sleeves.
2.       Pick right match of clothes to wear. It’s very important not to look weird at office with wrong match of shirt, trouser or tie; pink shirt and white trouser! Be sure that you are picking the right shirt which will perfectly match the trouser and the same goes with ties.
3.       Its casual Friday and you are free to wear casual but it doesn’t mean you can wear whatever you want. Casual in office doesn’t mean that you can wear round neck t-shirt and scratched- monkey washed jeans with flip-flops. Casual wear in office has its own column; Polo t-shirt and cotton pant/denim jeans with boots or any other which not only comes under casual wear but maintain an office decorum too.
4.       One should be very sure about wearing perfectly ironed clothes at office. Wrinkled shirt at office is not something which can help you in maintaining your professionalism. It is a sign that you are irresponsible about yourself and your stuffs. So if you were wearing them all these days then it’s the right to quit on your laziness and start using ironed clothes.

Alteration week: Alter your suit to alter a life for good

The beauty of life lies in sharing and caring. The idea of a great achievement is powered by efforts of the volunteers. P N RAO is celebrating the ‘Alteration Week’. Wait, do not jump into conclusion right away, we are yet to reach the climax of this great initiative. Well to sum it up we are organizing a week long alteration gala in all of our stores located in Bangalore and Chennai where we offer all the suit and formal wielding men and women to come and get their clothes altered at a genuine price acceptable to all.
alteration week
The entire fund collected by us through this initiative will be channelized to NGOs which are working for the betterment of the society by doing the job we all want to do but do not get enough time due to our busy schedules. Well, the idea is to give back some love to our community and the people who are not privileged enough to meet ends on a daily basis. So now you have an opportunity to do your part in serving the society, and all you have to do is visit the nearest P N RAO store and get your old suit/formals altered by the best alteration experts.
Yet again, to reiterate our commitment towards the society we live in and earn our daily bread and butter, we hope to find your company in the coming week. Let us collectively make an effort to uplift the face of our society and take pride in serving our brothers and sisters in need. Join us in our efforts if you wish to see the change you seek.
At the end of the day, someone great said it for the world to follow, “There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer”
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Dress according to your body type

Your dressing sense gives a deeper insight to your overall personality and brings out the real you. Dressing is not just to cover the body, but something which adds meaning to your individualism to set you apart from the ordinary. A well dressed man is a brilliant charmer and a spectacular showman at the same time. Be honest, haven’t you ever felt a sense of entirety while wearing your favourite suit or the one that fits you the best?

Man wearing oversized suit --- Image by © CJ Burton/Corbis

So, have you ever wondered how fashion goes wrong?

Yes, it does go wrong! We are not talking about ramp walks; we are talking about real life situations where dressing is the only bridge between you and the world around you. Over dressed or underdressed, it is a choice we make as an individual. Good or bad, it is the judgement made by the person you are going to meet or group of people you are going to address. Not dressing according to the body type is the most common mistake many of us commit and wait, we do have an excuse for it and which says, “Thou shall not judge”. Well what happens is the exactly opposite and we are judged either upfront or made felt that something has indeed gone wrong.

There is nothing wrong in dressing simple and neat. On the contrary it is the best way to avoid awkward moments at social gatherings. At the end of the day simplicity is either applauded or simply goes unnoticed.

Right up front — if you’re buying clothes that you plan to fit into after sticking to your diet/workout for a few months, you’re probably never going to wear them.

There’s nothing wrong in planning on changing your body size or shape, but it’s not a guideline for your wardrobe.  You got to work it out with what you have when you get dressed in the morning.

The James Bond Suit

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Leaving behind the mind-blowing gizmos and the amazing life that James Bond has, it’s the style he holds that captures the eyes of the whole world. Ever since Sean Connery appeared as James Bond in Dr No (1962 release), the craze for the poignant elegance conveyed by the James Bond suit has never gone out of style. James Bond is the name of a fictional character playing the role a British secret service agent, created by Ian Fleming. We’ll just have to thank Ian Fleming for introducing a man who has inspired men style for a long while already. Let’s get down onto discuss more about the details of style exhibited by Mr. Bond throughout the years.

The Sandown Hat:

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The Sandown Hat would be one of the least noticed detail from James Bond’s closet. Sean Connery was just out with a complete showcase of the hat from ‘Dr No’ till the ‘Gold Finger’ mission. Though not followed by the other actors who played Bond, this trilby style hat sure was a great spec of added grace to the stylish ensemble.

The Bow- Tie:


The moment someone hears the name James Bond, they just start visualising a man in his suit and a bow-tie. Bow-tie has been a favourite James Bond accessory from the times of Sean Connery till our current Bond, Daniel Craig. Bond usually appears with his bow-tie on party occasions, more usually on the parties where he is set to meet the villains

The Grey suit:

The grey suit just went out to be real popular only after Mr. James slipped into one. Though grey suit was endorsed by every actor who played Bond, it’s always Sean Connery in a grey suit that pops up in our mind. The British accent of dressing has already impressed masses through the walks and talks of Mr. Bond in the movies. The grey suit that stole the hearts of millions is a three-piece one which is Glen Plaid tropical weave in grey. It includes the waist coast, the suit with 2 buttons on the front and 4 buttons on its cuffs, light blue shirt with cocktail cuffs, along with the grenadine weave navy tie.

The Midnight Blue suit:

This is a very common suit that has been in a follow of attire throughout the James Bond series, only that we had mistaken it for black suits. The midnight blue dinner suits are tuxedos with black lapels worn with the bow-tie and white shirts. The colour of the suit finds the exact match of the blue colour of the midnight sky. One could only differentiate between the blue cloth and black lapel with the day light; else you’ll just miss the blue tone like so many have always did. This blue shade was slightly replaced by midnight velvet shade in ‘Diamonds are forever’ movie.

The Brown suits:

Never being a part of fashion in London, the brown suits made their way to decorate Mr. Bond in most of his missions throughout the series. These brown suits were traditionally worn on the country side and made of rusty cloth patterns like tweed and flannel, but DanielCraig had a better kind of material for his ‘Quantum of Solace’ venture.

That’s all folks about the basic details of James Bond style. It’s your time to get onto walk with elegance, the James Bond way. Just hop into one and you’ll never regret it.

5 accessories that will add elegance to your sherwani

It is so true that Sherwani has been an integral part of traditional Indian attire for all kinds of celebrations we could ever think of. And especially the first and best pick for the big fast wedding, be it the groom or the guest. The word ‘Sherwani’ actually refers to the dress of the people of Shirvan in the Southern Caucasus region, the people from that region had a considerable impact on the arts and culture of the Mughal Empire and hence sherwani is all here with us. Undoubtedly, a sherwani adds elegance to your appearance, but wouldn’t it be great if you could more elegance to the sherwani itself. Well, the following accessories could help you on that and P N RAO can help on owning those accessories with style.

Tie the turbans

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Turban is something that will do the first part of the whole trick. If you’re in a sherwani and wearing a turban, one can bet for sure, they’ll notice your turban before they have a glance on your sherwani. Adding to these, turbans are an integral part of an Indian groom’s outfit. And, instead of settling for a simple turban, go for a bejewelled one. You could shop for graceful designer turbans at PNRAO in Bangalore; turbans which are studded with precious or semi-precious stones, coloured to match your sherwani and with stunning patterns are all awaiting you at PNRAO.

Kalgi, the turban’s delight:

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Turbans may catch the attention of the masses, but a kalgi pinned on to it will steal the show. Kalgi is a brooch for your turban. Establish a prominent look on your turbans with pinning a shinning kalgi to it. It’s real better to go for an ornamented kalgi that would match with the colours of your sherwani.

Go grand with the Pearl mala

These are nothing but the pearl garlands that a man could mount on while in a sherwani. Pearls are highly underrated by men, but men can pair to their sherwani them with utmost poise. The Pearl malas or garlands were traditionally worn by Maharajas on special occasions, not to mention that those were made of freshwater pearls.

Pin the brooches

P N RAO brooches

You can just simply pin brooches on your sherwani to liven it up. A brooch is a versatile accessory and it could be easily paired up with any kind of outfit, be it the traditional or the western. Go with gold brooches for your sherwani to embed the style direct into the sherwani.

Sport on a Jutti, the royal way

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After putting in this much attention to your whole attire, it would be unfair if you didn’t care about the footwear to match your sherwani. Just sport on a Jutti, as you’ll never be so wrong in life if you had thought people will never notice it. Especially if you are a groom in the big fat wedding, make sure you will never miss out the Jutti.