Life us moving full speed ahead for indie actor Amit Sadh, who made it to the big league with memorable performances in Sultan and Naam Hai Akira. He's got his hands full with a slew of interesting projects, but he takes time out to talk about life and style in this classic Maxim makeover.
What’s keeping you busy these days?
I’m working on a new series for Amazon called Breathe. Also, I’m prepping for my upcoming movie Gold, where I play the role of a hockey player. So, a lot of hockey training. Apart from that, working out and spending time with family (three beautiful dogs) and friends.
What can we find you wearing on a day off at home?
Because of my new movie, I spend a lot of time in hockey gear. I’m trying to live like an athlete. But when I’m home, you’ll find me relaxing in my pyjamas with a book in my hand, or swinging a hockey stick.
What was the first “stylish” thing you ever bought?
A leather biker jacket. They’re timeless. And, now, they’re hot!
In your opinion, what’s the most common mistake men make when it comes to their clothes?
Wearing clothes that have a lot of branding on them. It’s a way for people who lack style to show they have style or money. I’m a firm believer in: “It’s not about what you wear, it’s how you wear it.”
What’s your trick for making a black tie ensemble look different?
Add details. Accessories like a tie bar, pocket square and lapel pins are simple details that go a long way. Also, wear anything with confidence. Your aura will make you stand out from the crowd.
What are the style essentials you always travel with?
It depends where I’m going, but I always carry a pair of fitted jeans, a V-neck T-shirt and a good pair of boots. I accessorise the look with a pair of shades. If it’s cold, then I opt for a leather jacket to complete the look.
Classic. A fashion trend you can’t really get your head around?
Clothing with lots of branding on it. Anything that begs for attention.
Are you a three-piece suit kinda guy or a chilled-out in chinos kinda guy?
Depends on the occasion. I love wearing a three-piece suit, but if I could get away with wearing chinos, then definitely them.
What is your favourite fragrance and why?
Creed Royal Oud. It’s a beautiful scent and makes you feel great whilst wearing it.
If you could get your hands on any watch in the world, which one would it be?
A Breitling Transocean. It’s such a simple looking but classic watch.
Your first memory of a fashionable man while growing up?
It was watching Marlon Brando and James Dean. They were so effortlessly stylish. They didn’t try hard, it just came so naturally to them. Their clothes were simple but it was their aura that made them look so cool. They made fashion pieces like the biker jacket, Harrington jacket and a simple T-shirt with jeans cool and iconic.
Someone whose style you admire?
Definitely Marlon Brando. I’m sure you’re probably sick of me harping on about him but he was something else! He could wear anything and pull it off. Be it a suit in The Godfather or a biker jacket and T-shirt in The Wild One. He would own his outfits!
PHOTOGRAPHS: TARAS TARAPORVALA
STYLING: ISHA BHANSALI
MAKE-UP(AMIT): RAMESH SHARMA
HAIR (AMIT): BBLUNT
MAKE-UP & HAIR (MODEL): SHRADDHA MISHRA AT TOABH MANAGEMENT
MODEL: SHREYA ADITYA AT TOABH MANAGEMENT
SHOT ON LOCATION: HOTEL SEA PRINCESS, MUMBAI