The Style Files


Ace menswear designer and MAXIM's resident style guru Ravi Bajaj solves your fashion worries and makes looking good ridiculously simple. 

I’ve been noticing for quite some time how ties are slowly vanishing from formal events. For me, they have always signified a formal, graceful appearance but I seldom find men wearing them to work or parties. Am I getting really old-fashioned here? Kartik, Mumbai

Old-fashioned? Not at all. A tie has always been, is, and will always be a great accessory for men. And since men, anyway, don’t really have many options when it comes to accessorising their looks, all the more reason to proudly sport one. As for other men not wearing it, don’t bother. They are not making style statements, in any case!