Khakis and a button-up are about as attainable as style gets—but that doesn’t mean it’s simple. Case in point: this week’s MOTH pulls off the colonial cotton look about as well as possible. Waris…well played.
For starters, that means a perfect pair of slim-fit chinos in navy, making them just a touch more formal than the average slack. Add in a tucked shirt with just the right amount of billow at the waist and a surprisingly unobjectionable pair of sandals, and you’re in MOTH territory. (Standing next to Devon Aoki doesn’t hurt either.) This is the rare look that you can pull off without anything that isn’t already in your closet. Go forth, gentlemen of style…
Ask, and ye shall receive: an extra helping of MOTH star Waris Ahluwalia for your viewing pleasure, that is. Our favorite beturbaned member of the *bon ton* is pictured here with gal-about-town Jessica Joffe at a Theory party for artist David Ellis the other night.
Waris Ahluwalia is much more than just the cool Indian guy in the Wes Anderson movies; he's also a jewelry designer and one of the best-dressed men in town, though people tend to focus on the turban and not his threads.
The other night a Purple magazine Fashion Week party at Paul Sevigny's crypto-swank Beatrice Inn, his favorite haunt, Waris bowled us over in a bespoke brown, green and burgundy flecked herringbone wool tweed suit with a forest green wool waistcoat and a crimson knitted wool tie: a perfectly balanced and seasonal palette that's as warming to look upon as it must be to wear.