By Ashima Sethi
Jim Sarbh, Bollywood’s favourite villain, faces off against the fashion police.
With memorable roles as the ‘bad guy’ in films like Neerja (2016) and Padmaavat (2018), Jim Sarbh has quickly established himself as one of the silver screen’s most exciting talents. Offscreen, Jim’s unique sartorial selections receive almost as much attention as his acting chops, so join Masala as we recap four of his edgiest looks.
1. During Lakme Fashion Week in 2017, Jim was photographed walking the ramp in a charming three-piece ensemble by Gaurav Khanijo. Considering monochromatic fashion trends are often hit-or-miss, especially with bold colours in men’s fashion, we can definitely say that we’re fans of this canary yellow pin-tucked linen biker jacket paired with matching trousers and shirt. The silhouette is quirky enough to stay true to his persona, but still maintains a relaxed vibe.
2. At this year’s Asia Vision Awards, Jim donned a very unique suit to walk the red carpet. Reasons the outfit is special? It takes guts to wear a suit without a tie or bow tie and still make it look sophisticated enough for a black-tie affair. Here, he does so by incorporating a mandarin collared shirt, tapered high-waisted trousers, and a belted jacket with an extension that ties around his side. Despite the unusual shape of the ensemble, we think Jim looks fantastic.
3. Jim is known for pushing the boundaries with his style, whether it’s western-wear or ethnic outfits. But in this look, Jim fuses the two together in an all-gold salwar kameez set by design house Mehraab by Arun Ahuja, which he pairs with textured brown loafers from Drish. The sequinned detailing of the kurta combined with the simplicity of the silk pants and dupatta create an elegant yet ultra-comfortable look.
4. On the green carpet for IIFA 2017, Jim went bold in this statement silk suit by Gucci, worn with a simple black turtleneck. At first glance, the pattern looks like some form of a traditional paisley print, but upon closer inspection it’s actually a bunch of stars, alongside red, silver and orange seahorses, which add that extra dash of whimsy to an already quirky look.