“They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go. Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgment.”
- Megastar Amitabh Bachchan
Bollywood’s Angry Young Man turns 78 today and here goes another year where he has proved us that age is just a number, really. Born as Inquilaab Srivastava, the Indian cinema’s most celebrated actor started his Bollywood journey with Bhuvan Shome but gained popularity in the 70s’ era with films like Anand, Zanjeer, Deewaar, Sholay, Don, Amar Akbar Anthony, Shaan, and later ruled over the hearts and the box office with Coolie, Sharabi, Agneepath, Hum to name a few. Hailed as the ‘Star of the Millennium’, Big B has starred in more than 190 films with a career spanning over 5 decades. He has won numerous accolades like National Award, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan amongst others that testify the finesse brought on by him to the silver as well as the small screen.
But showbiz isn’t the only domain he reigns over. Keeping his parampara, pratishtha and anushashan intact over years, this megastar has been a fashion icon for as long as we remember. How did he manage to pull this off? – By creating his individualistic and inimitable style! Blending classics with contemporary, he has served us some suited looks that will never go out of style. Oozing luxury with each passing look, Amit ji has shown us yet again that fashion may fade but the style is eternal!
Over the years, AB has oozed some ‘Mr. Bachchan’ vibes with his poised looks, suave dressing and lead the way for the Gen Z. The evergreen ‘French beard’, suave suits in deep and jewel tones, classy wristwatches… Bachchan has become a brand in himself over the years! Torch-bearer of all things fashion at 78, Amitabh has taught us a thing or two about classic dressing, don’t we all agree?
So, on the occasion of his birthday, here are some stylish, classy and poised looks sported by the superstar that could serve as a style guide for a gentleman’s dressing. C'mon, we all know why we watch Kaun Banega Crorepati!
THE FRENCH BREAD
Thanks to film Aks, Big B tried his hand with the French beard for the first time and the rest is HISTORY!
Taliyaan Bajti Rehni Chahiye...
Mr. Bachchan (style so poised, you gotta call him that) is often seen rocking some deep and jewel tones with a lot of style and quirk that only a few men possess.
How does it feel to be fashion’s favorite child, Big B?
They say AB has the most enviable collection of wristwatches and we don’t see why not?
WALKING THE TALK, TALKING THE WALK
You can make a big difference with those shiny pair of shoes, and Mr. Bachchan vouches for this very fact.
Not only they reflect class and style, but they also help you create that perfect LOOK. Also, shoes should match your belt, boys!
SUAVE SCARVES, FANCY TIES POCKET SQUARES AND BROOCH
Need we say more?
Geek glasses are no more considered nerdy and have become a fashion accessory. It has helped AB to stand out of the crowd and elevated his intense suave looks on multiple occasions.
Taking it up a notch, are we?
So boys, if you have to deliver that kickass presentation or have to impress your boss at a formal party and are searching for that perfect look, here it is!
Happy Birthday, Mr. Bachchan. Let your style always speak for yourself… Age never looked so good on you!