Nips and tucks

Nips and tucks
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First Published: Fri, Aug 22 2008. 12 35 AM IST
Updated: Fri, Aug 22 2008. 12 35 AM IST
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# Ensemble stores in Mumbai and New Delhi.
# Narendra Kumar is available at The Courtyard, and Aza Men, Kemp’s Corner, Mumbai; Saket Palace, New Delhi and The Cube, Galaxy Towers, Gurgaon.
# Rajesh Pratap is available at D7, Linking Road, Bandra, Mumbai; Aza Men, Kemp’s Corner, Mumbai and 9, Lodi Colony Main Market, New Delhi.
IN GREAT DETAIL
Designer Ashish N Soni abides by two key detailing rules: Keep it minimal, and make sure the detailing is proportionate to the size of the garment. Here’s a glossary of terms to help you decode your next designer shirt.
Placket
The overlapping layer of fabric that provides support for, or covers, buttons in a shirt. Textured, embroidered and contrast plackets work well on a plain shitr.
Pin-tucks
These small, narrow pleats are a form of selftexturization on the fabric, and are sown down to create the appearance of a line or stripe.
Piping
A decorative, narrow fold of fabric, or other trim, that typically follows the seam of a garment. “Piping in contrast colours along the pockets, the placket or sides has been a rage for quite a while,” says Soni.
Epaulettes
An ornamental strip or loop sewn across the shoulder of a shirt, found usually in militarystyle clothing. Epaulettes add that extra something to a casual look, says Soni.
Buttons
Coloured buttons, buttons in cloth and those made of mother of pearl are subtle details that make a simple shirt stand out.
Applique
Pieces of fabric in decorative patterns that are sown on to the shirt. According to Soni, floral and geometric shapes are big this season.
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First Published: Fri, Aug 22 2008. 12 35 AM IST
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