Crafted for Gentlemen

If you’re a whiskey lover, you know that when F. Paul Pacult, America’s foremost spirits authority says “Strength and elegance balanced in harmony… blended Scotch does not get any better than this,” then it ought to be a spirit for the most pampered palates.

Chivas 18 Year Old Scotch - Crafted for Gentlemen’

Chivas 18 Year Old Scotch – Crafted for Gentlemen’

And then there’s the fashion lover, who at the drop of a hat would tell that Ashish N. Soni resonates with craftsmanship, innovation and attention to detail.

Ashish Soni

Ashish Soni

Now when you begin to put the two together and place them in the luxurious St. Regis, the big fashion puzzle suddenly begins to fit in. In an evening that was all about ‘made to measure’ Ashish N. Soni presented the concept of artisanal soirees titled ‘Crafted for Gentlemen’. The evening cohosted by Mr. Atul Kasbekar and Mr. Anuraag Bhatnagar, General Manager at the St Regis Mumbai, aimed to highlight the art of bespoke tailoring and its nuances as they are manifested through Ashish N Soni’s tailoring studio.

7Z1A0366 7Z1A0368 7Z1A0365 7Z1A0382 7Z1A0402

Explaining the concept, Ashish said, “The purpose of the evening was to elucidate on the difference and conflict of Bespoke versus made to measure as well as to highlight the similarities in the skillful processes that are involved in crafting a well-blended whiskey or a well-fitting suit. Both arts require skills which are developed over time, matured and executed to perfection.”

7Z1A0337 7Z1A0341 7Z1A0389 IMG_0320

Both Ashish N. Soni and Chivas as brands embody perfection and their alliance was a step further into promoting the art of craftsmanship, evident in the manner the whiskey is blended or the suit stitched.

Fashion Most Wanted was the exclusive blog partner for the evening.

What I wore?

Chivas Look

Black Suit: Custom Made

Printed Shirt and Tie: GANT

Platinum Bracelet and Ring: Orra Jewellery (Platinum collection for Men)

By: Giselle Mendes

About is India’s premier online fashion & lifestyle webazine, which vividly scouts, explores and zooms in on all essential aspects of Indian fashion. Fashion Most Wanted (FMW) captures the changing nature of fashion and lifestyle segments be it local and international fashion drifts, culinary aspects, travel options and trends in the beauty industry.

India has matured into a grooming ground for the latest and most daring fashion trends making giant and determined strides to catch up with the contemporary fashion which, not many years ago, was dictated by the fashion capitals of the West such as London, New York, Paris and Milan.

Keeping all this in mind, FMW is keen to catch up with the contemporary fashion and lifestyle trends that define us as individuals. Whether you nurture a casual interest or want a career in fashion and lifestyle, FMW envisages this mysterious world by being your definitive friend, philosopher and guide on your exciting journey.