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Chetan Jaikishan On How One Can Develop A Timeless Sense Of Style

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HELLO! loves: He’s never not looked like a million dollars. Suave, natty, great looking—Chetan Jaikishan, Managing Director, Express Foods Pvt Ltd, has long been a triple threat, while simultaneously holding the title of host with the most. Need we say more?

HELLO!: How would you best describe the word ‘style’?

Chetan Jaikishan: “It’s the unique way in which you express your personality.”

H!: Fashion is ever-evolving—how does your wardrobe remain current while still being true to your sense of style?

CJ: “I’m proud to wear clothes that have been in my wardrobe for years. If you choose well, there’s no reason why your clothes should not stand the test of time.”

H!: Brands that a man simply cannot go wrong with?

CJ: “I’m currently obsessed with [Ralph Lauren] Double RL. And Gucci does great formalwear. Church’s for shoes that last a lifetime; and J. Lindeberg on the golf course.”

H!: Four items every man should invest in?

CJ: “Get the best shoes you can, a pair of jeans that fit well and a crisp white shirt. But the best investment in life is a touch of kindness.”

H!: An heirloom that’s been passed on to you that you’ll forever cherish?

CJ: “My dad [music composer Jaikishan]’s chain, I’ve always worn it…”

H!: Can you elaborate on the importance of formalwear in an age where athleisure and sneakers are king…

CJ: “Athleisure is popular primarily because it’s comfortable. But with the right fit, formalwear can and should be comfortable to wear as well.”

H!: A message to the younger generation about manners and style?

CJ: “Impeccable manners are a must, style is inherent.”

H!: What, according to you, will never go out of style?

CJ: “A sense of humour!”

H!: One thing you never leave home without?

CJ: “My mobile phone. It would be impossible to function without it.”

H!: Men whom you admire for their style?

CJ: “David Beckham, Ralph Lauren and Brad Pitt.”

H!: What does ‘living well’ mean to you?

CJ: “As Ralph Lauren put it: “It’s about living the best life you can and enjoying the fullness of the life around you—from what you wear, to the way you live, to the way you love.”

This story has been adapted for the website from a story that was originally published in Hello! India’s November 2023 issue. Get your hands on the latest issue right here!