Friday, February 01, 2008

Sonustyle

There are some things in life that I admit will forever confound me. Like how to fold a fitted bed-sheet for example. And thus when I fold linens, I take that particular piece, do some jantar-mantar with it and stuff it in the closet.

Sonu Nigam's sense of style is another one of those Mysteries of Life. And before I act like a meanie, I should clarify that I think Sonu is a magnificent singer, the one I've enjoyed the most after Kishore Kumar, he's a model judge on game shows and usually fun to watch when he keeps his funny bone under a bit of a leash.

And its not even those somewhat chintzy, limp jackets he favors as much as its those V-neck bandees he's been sporting underneath. Some of them come in varying shades of glitter too. This reminds me of Amitabh Bachchan in Coolie getting ready for a night out at the disco. And thats not exactly a fashion-forward look.

Last week on Kaho Na Yaar Hai, Sonu and his friends were asked a question: who is the most fashion conscious among all the yaars? And everyone - including the man himself - picked Sonu. When asked about it, Sonu said he doesn't want to be but with the paparazzi clicking away, he has no choice but to be fashion conscious.

Zabardast! Hopefully he'll start in earnest soon.

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15 comments:

Pratik said...

And not to forget his uncombed hair style...He needs comb desperately than head who has been sporting decent styles these days

sidekick said...

folding the fitted bed sheet ... lol! what a great example of one of life's eternal mysteries.

sonu's sense of fashion is egregious --- so utterly confused and unappealing that one does wonder what he and/or his stylist are thinking. pratik, more than anything i think he can use a haircut and if he is staunchly opposed to it then ---- dare i say it?----he could call AB Jr or Shreyas and borrow a head band ;)

Saritha said...

Folding fitted sheet-too funny,Aspi.

Dedicate this song from 'Partner' to Sonu Nigam-

Sonu de kapde (na) sone lagde o meinu.....

Saritha said...

Aspi,I am just curious to know,are you going to start a 'Feb Linkology'?

Indian School of Business

anu g said...

That was funny!As for Sonu, the greater heights he is reaching in his career, the shabbier he is looking. I remember him dressing up in starched kurta-pyjamas when he initially hosted srgm.Looked nice and smart. Now he comes across as least-interested in his image. And he calls himself most-fashion-consicous? I cannot understand this aaj-ka-fashion.

Aspi said...

Sidekick and Saritha, its really a cry for help. If anyone knows how to do it - let me know.

February Linkology has been started. Thanks for contributing in Jan everyone!

girlie girl said...

Oh, the fitted bed-sheet...a classic!!

I dont even think we can compare Sonu to Himanshu! Yes, their clothes are just as bad and they both love sporting the Gleveage (Guy Cleveage), but atleast HR has the decency to wear a hat to tame whatever the hell is up on that head. Sonu just let's it all go...out and about! My god, as Sidekick said...call AB Jr...or go get a damn hairband!

girlie girl said...

http://www.bhg.com/bhg/story.jsp?storyid=/templatedata/bhg/story/data/HomeOrgBHG_IntheFold_05252004.xml&catref=cat700005

Just for you Aspi!!

Aspi said...

girlie girl, you are most kind. Who knew there was so much support for me out there. After reading the instructions I have decided to put this on par with rocket science. But of course, I'll be trying it out.

headmistress said...

oh no, this aaj ka fashion is all about the unkempt look. But Sonu sits in some strange middle ground between shaggy teenager and super-waxed Gleavage... fashion-forward? I wish he'd just button up. So much hairlessness is so yuck.

but at least he doesn't have aditya's stylist.

that boy needs an intervention.

sidekick said...

girlie girl,that is one awesome link --- thanks! Aspi is not the only one who needs help folding fitted sheets. i do my version, but i'm deeply dissatisfied with it. lets see how i fare at rocket science!

Mind Rush said...

I have a new Rush theory to understand Sonu's Mind...
As we all know, hair style choices reflect deep-seated personality issues.

Mr. Nigam is using his hair to hide his "fourth decade crisis". Ealier images show him with far more hair in his twenties and he has lost a lot of hair volume recently (as would be expected.)

The wild-gelled-long-curly look (a la Michael Jackson) is his way of fight the dual-edged demons of aging and younger competitors. This is Sonu's pre-Himesh stage. This will be followed by the comb-over, and then followed by the hair transplant.

Sonu, we adore you! Please bald gracefully! Spare us the comb-over and I will never talk about your fashion sense.....

anu g said...

And Mindrush, what deep-seated personality does a non-hair-style depict(I mean the shining bald pate)?
I agree with u totally on balding gracefully(I love that phrase)..why cant men accept it as a sign of growing wisdom and show it off with greater pride?

Mind Rush said...

Anu G, the shining bald pate indicates that the man does not feel the need to hide behind pretenses, and is accepting of himself. It also shows transparency of intention and a great deal of confidence, which is all sexy!

Aspi said...

Mind Rush, I look like Suresh Wadkar and no one has called me sexy. Except my wife - but then she doesn't have a choice.

So even if you're bald, you still have to look like Jason Statham.