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  1. Thanks to contemporary fashion, polo t shirts have undeniably become an essential part of a man's wardrobe. Whether you are getting prepped up for a formal occasion or an informal gathering, a polo t shirt makes for the best answer to your dilemmas. Near two centuries old, this style is still viewed as one of the most established mainstream options for menswear, something that is only reinforced when high end brands like Gucci, Versace, and Armani are ceaselessly experimenting on redefining the style quotient of the classic polo t shirt. Since winter is finally ready to take a back seat, and with summers peeping in, it's time to upgrade your wardrobe with the some polo t-shirts. And to begin with, we have compiled a list of contenders that can vye for the title of being the best black polo t shirt for men out there. And, why black? Well, as Riccardo Tisci once said, “Black is always elegant. It is the most complete colour in the whole world, made of all the colours in the palette.” So make some space in your wardrobe, it's time to go back to black! The Best Classic Polo T Shirts For Men To Possess 1. Zara's Jacquard Polka Dot Polo T Shirt © Zara Polka dots is that one style which both traditional and contemporary fashion gurus swear by. And this jacquard variant by Zara only reinforces that sentiment. This collared polo t shirt, with short ribbed sleeves and a buttoned up front, is elegant and classy, while still exuding a casual vibe, which makes it perfect for any occasion. Apart from scoring high on the style factor, you can also be rest assured about Zara's product quality, as well as the relatively affordable price tag. Fabric Composition: 93% cotton and 7% polyester MRP: Rs. 1,590 Buy it here 2. Zara's Polo T Shirt With Contrast Collar © ZARA Here's another modish t shirt for men from Zara's catalogue, one which must rank high on every fashion-forward man's priority list. The unconventional design with an animal print contrast collar, short sleeves, and buttoned placket, is sure to make heads turn without making you look too outlandish. It's the perfect choice for those men who prefer keeping things sober yet fashionable. So this summer, take your fashion game to another level and look dapper in this super comfortable, animal print collared black polo t shirt. Fabric Composition: 50% cotton and 50% polyester MRP: Rs. 1,890 Buy it here 3. Van Heusen Black T Shirt © Van Heusen It's a fact that no man's wardrobe can be complete without a plain black polo t shirt and a pair of denims to layer it up with. Considered to be one of the most effortlessly stylish fashion staples for men, solid coloured polo t shirts tend to be the best bet for any occasion (also a great option for a first date!), with this black polo variant by Van Heusen being no exception. As such, there's no doubt that this no fuss, easy to wear t shirt can make you look suave and stylish in no time. Pro tip: Team it up with a washed pair of denims for a cool, casual, and stylish summer look. Fabric Composition: 60% cotton and 40% polyester MRP: Rs. 1,599 Buy it here 4. U.S Polo Assn. Appliqued Slim Fit Polo T Shirt © U.S Polo Assn. Of all the classic polo t shirts out there, this black variant by U.S .Polo Assn. has definitely earned a place in your wardrobe. This pure cotton, slim fit t-shirt, with a brand applique on the chest and a numeric applique on the sleeve, is the ideal choice for outdoor meetings or a classy Sunday brunch. Simple yet stylish, it can safely be labelled as being the best black polo t shirt for men to own. Fabric Composition: Pure cotton MRP: Rs. 1,499 Buy it here 5. Lacoste's Sports Contrast Band Technical Pique Golf Polo T Shirt © Lacoste Lacoste is one of the pioneering brands when it comes to polo t shirts, and this contrast band polo t shirt from their collection demonstrates why that is the case. It is the perfect product to compliment the sportsman in you. Made out of a breathable, ultra-dry petit pique fabric (cotton textile made out of finely woven mesh invented by Rene Lacoste), this tee combines comfort, elegance, and style. Ideal for the summer season, add this to your collection of activewear and stay fashionably fit. Fabric Composition: Pure cotton MRP: Rs. 5,750 Buy it here 6. Adidas Black Polo T Shirt © Myntra In case you are not in the mood to splurge a lot and want to stick to a budget, then here's another option which you can opt for. This classy activewear by Adidas will make you look smart and edgy without burning a hole in your pocket. While sweating is a common problem during summers, this t shirt is made out of Adidas's climalite technology that does not let perspiration become a hindrance during your training sessions. This is definitely a must have in your summer wardrobe, unless you are willing to splurge on antiperspirant deodorants. Fabric Composition: 100% polyester MRP: Rs. 879 Buy it here 7. Flying Machine's Printed Polo T Shirt © Ajio Breaking away from the plain black polo t shirts that we have listed for you so far, here's an edgy and funky printed variant which you must check out, especially if you are in the mood to make a cool style statement without going over the top. This slim fit, graphic printed tee is sure to take your fashion game to the next level, and that too without having you burn any holes in your wallet. Pro Tip: Pair it up with black joggers to enhance your ensemble. Fabric Composition: 95% cotton and 5% spandex MRP: Rs. 850 Buy it here 8. Shein's Botanical And Striped Polo T Shirt © Shein Bohemian or Boho clothing has been the latest fad among fashion enthusiasts. The key concept behind it being comfort, as you'll notice a lot of loosely fit, easy, and flowy clothes often being worn in layers. This latest trend, inspired by hippie influences, is a must try this summer. In fact, if you don't want to experience a fashion FOMO, you ought to check out this floral printed, raglan sleeved polo t shirt (apt for summers!) which will definitely put you on the radar of fashion conscious people around you. Fabric Composition: 100% polyester MRP: Rs. 1,117 Buy it here 9. Jack & Jones Black Slim Fit Polo Neck T Shirt © Jack & Jones This slim fit black polo t shirt, with contrast coloured tape details on the sleeves, helps accentuate your physique (perfect for gym rats!) and define your body type. If cool and trendy is your fashion style, then this black polo t shirt should definitely be on your list of summer must haves. Fabric Composition: Pure cotton MRP: Rs. 1,699 Buy it here 10. Superdry's Black Embroidered Polo © The Collective If you were looking for the best black polo t shirt for men, then this variant from Superdry makes for a great choice. Boasting of a structured design, this t shirt exudes a classic appeal. The premium quality of the blended fabric further assures a comfortable and relaxed fit. With the brand name embroidered on the top left, this t shirt is perfect for today's no-nonsense modern man. Pro tip: Best teamed with brown/beige chinos, and lace ups. Fabric Composition: Pure cotton MRP: Rs. 4,999 Buy it here
  2. In football, celebrations are something which every player wants to be unique in order to stand apart from others. And for the same reason, they even get booked with a yellow or even a red card every once in a while. But other than removing shirts or jumping into the crowd for celebrations, it seems like some players constantly try to find new ways to express their joy after a goal or a win. Be it PSG's Edinson Cavani for his sniper celebrations against Lens or Muangthong United's Mario Gjurovski for celebrating with his pants on his head, some celebrations tend to be a bit over the top (pun intended). But for the regular quest for showcasing something new, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continued his love for superheroes with a stunning celebration by putting on the famous 'Black Panther mask' after his 2nd goal against Rennes last night. Arsenal Vs Rennes 3-0 Goal by aubameyang...The celebrationð#ARSREN pic.twitter.com/dbCpVZsdFi — Yassin (@YassoPlayss) March 14, 2019 The Arsenal Forward pulled off another one of his iconic masked celebrations in Thursday's 3-0 win over Rennes, as he helped the Gunners into the Europa League quarter-finals. Having been foiled in his plans to rock a mask against Manchester United 2-0 win last week, he made sure that he implemented his plan this time. “I had a special celebration planned but couldn't find my mask. I asked a member of the staff to put it in the back of the net but when I scored the penalty I couldn't find it. But no worries. Maybe next time.” he explained after the Man United match. And it didn't take long for 'next time' to come along, as in the very next match, against Rennes, he got the chance. © Reuters Tapping in a perfect cross by Sead Kolasinac in the 72nd minute, the Gabonese star ran to the advertising boards and, after a brief look, found the Black Panther mask he'd hidden for the occasion. Despite knowing that he would get booked for such kind of celebration, he still decided to go on with it. "I needed the mask to represent me," Aubameyang expressed in the post-match interview to BT Sports. He further explained: "... Africa and Gabon we are called the Black Panthers so it represents me - that's it." Trailing 3-1 in the first leg, it was really important for the Gunners to win this clash and they made sure they didn't rely on an 'away-goal-scenario' and sealed both the legs with 4-3 on aggregate. Now with Chelsea and Arsenal both in the quarter-finals of the Europa Cup, let's see what future holds for them.
  3. Sarvatra Sarvottam Suraksha- Omnipresent Security of the Highest Level. Bharat Mata Ki Jai!- Hail Mother India. With this motto and war-cry as the primary ideal and an ethos that includes pursuit for excellence, leading from the front, zero-error and launching surprise attacks on intruders with speed, stealth and precision, the National Security Guard (NSG) Commandos or the Black Cats (named after their black uniform and gear) of the Indian Special Forces, are one of the most fierce warriors. Not only are these men great warriors, but they are also fine tactical athletes of their own kind. The NSG was officially established in 1986, in an effort to create an elite force to counter any terrorist activities within the boundaries of our country. Like every branch of our Special Forces, the NSG has also developed gradually and their physical and mental fitness requirements have evolved from the time it got established. I am fortunate enough to be good friends with a few individuals who have been and are still serving in the Special Forces; and hence by writing this piece, I hope fellow Indians realize how gruelling the NSG training can be in order to stand a chance to protect our beloved country from within. Due to reasons pertaining to national security, not everything can be revealed but I have tried my best to portray the fitness requirements of the Black Cats after interviewing a few Black Cat Commandos. © Defencelover “The NSG is a volunteer arm and it has two parts: The Special Action Group consists of commandos selected from the Army and the Special Ranger Group consists of commandos from the Central and State Police Forces. Out of thousands of candidates, only 0.3% get selected to serve in the NSG. It is a very competitive procedure”, said Commando A (Name undisclosed). But why is the selection process so aggressive? It is mainly because the candidates are expected to change and transform themselves from soldiers or police personnel to Commandos in a very short time, and this procedure is physically and mentally taxing. “Candidates are not only expected to attain a minimum of “excellent” fitness performance as per the regular army standards (these include running, long jump, chin-ups, pushups, rope climbing and sit-ups; with and without combat gear), but also expected to become independent leaders by demonstrating excellent personality development and soft-skills.”, Commando A added. © Defencelover “The roles of the NSG include security of VIPs, room intervention and combating any and every sorts of terrorist activities within the country. During the counter-terror operation of 26/11 at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, the commandos had to perform room intervention and make a quick decision as to when to shoot or when to hold fire after breaking open every room-door. There could have been terrorists or only innocent guests or both in the room and decision making was crucial.”, said Commando B. “During the initial three-month training, commandos are not given more than 2-3 hours of sleep. I was made to stand for hours while wearing heavy loads on my back” said Commando C. We all know how important sleep is to us and how it helps us perform daily activities with ease. But we can't even imagine how much willpower it would require to ace physical tests, to learn martial arts and to be precise with target shooting while being sleep deprived! The NSG commandos are also well-trained in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Pekiti-Tirsia Kali (A Filipino martial art) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by qualified martial arts trainers. © YouTube If you thought that this was the end of their training, then let me add that after being a member of the NSG, commandos are tested either monthly or quarterly to make sure their skills and fitness levels remain up to the mark. Besides, they undergo multiple simulations for preparation and real-life projects that civilians never hear of. In 2018, the US Special Forces (Green Berets) conducted a joint drill with the NSG in Kolkata and were very impressed with the drills carried out in the Metro Railways by the Black Cats. There is no doubt that India is in safe and strong hands indeed.
  4. Chris Hemsworth is ripped, and there's no other way to put it. The dude is shredded and, of course, he has to be, after all, he's Thor, the god of thunder. When you work so hard and put in so much in your workouts, it's nice to share and show off a little bit online, and he does indulge in that from time to time. A couple of weeks ago, he posted a video on his Instagram flawlessly doing an intense dumbbell floor workout. Pretty standard, we know it's probably a piece of cake for him to finish. Oh, btw, he posted this on Valentine's Day so we know what his true love really is. View this post on Instagram Mixing it up. Get creative. Keep moving. Variety is key! ðªðª@centrfit A post shared by Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) on Feb 13, 2019 at 4:48pm PST While this seems a little too intense for Thor himself, going by the number of grunts in the video, Jack Black took it upon himself to recreate it, but in the most hilarious, Jack Black way, of course. Taking much lighter weights, he did complete this intense workout and I feel like his version is way better because of how relatable it is. The video obviously can't be complete without a bunch of Thor references, in probably the worst fake Australian accent ever. View this post on Instagram Mixing it up. Get creative. Keep moving. Variety is key! ðªðªWho did it better? #ThorWorkout @chrishemsworth Link in bio. âï¸ - @mrtaylorstephens A post shared by Jack Black (@jackblack) on Feb 26, 2019 at 9:18am PST But, the main question is, who did it better? My vote goes to Jack. Sorry, Thor, I still love you. Actually, even Chris agrees, though. Reposting Jack's video on his Instagram, he wrote, “The student has become the master.” He even left a comment on Jack's video. This was great, I agree. How to troll Chris Hemsworth in the best way- a hilarious guide by Jack Black.
  5. Anyone who follows Jim Sarbh on social media, knows very well that this man has his very own, special brand of aesthetic that only he can carry off. His outfits are wonderfully weird, and strangely artistic. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but it sure does exude confidence, charm, and most importantly, originality. He just proved it once again by attending an award ceremony wearing a very special black suit, that we think is the best red carpet outfit we have seen this year. Take a look. © Viral Bhayani Here is why we think that this outfit is special. 1. It takes skill to wear a suit without a tie or a bow-tie, and making it look equally fancy. Jim's black Mandarin collar shirt, buttoned all the way up, is doing that effortlessly. © Viral Bhayani 2. When was the last time you saw someone rock high-waisted pants on the red carpet, that too as a part of a suit? The high waist, along with the belt extension from the jacket, is making it look like a runway-ready piece. © Viral Bhayani 3. Usually, tapered pants are always preferred on a red carpet, because it makes you look sharper. But Jim isn't one to follow the beaten track, of course. He chose a super relaxed pair of pants with a magnificent fall, that makes him look like the fashion royalty. © Viral Bhayani 4. Look at the jacket. The collar lapel is one of the most unusual lapels we have ever seen, and there is a belt extension that goes around in layers, and then falls on the side, making it look like a tie-up belt. Surreal, we say. © Viral Bhayani This is what we call effortlessly innovative styling, while keeping it subtle yet classy.
  6. If you belong to the “I'll stop wearing black when they make a darker colour clan”, then you have landed at the right spot, my friend! Black is the rescue colour for most which come to our mighty aid when we just can't decide on what shade to go for. Every man has at least one plain black t shirt in his wardrobe which he completely lives by. The reason? Black as a colour is as versatile in the clothing industry, as Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been in Bollywood i.e. put it in any situation or role, and it would not only fit but would steal the show! A black tee gives you the liberty to experiment for it can be donned in a plethora of ways, and no matter how you wear, pair, or layer it, it manages to lend you an unmatched and classic appeal. However, the markets of today are thronged with innumerable variants of these plain black t shirts, which can leave you absolutely muddled as to which one to go for. Distinguishing between this sea of identical variants can be just as bemusing as trying to discern the difference between Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel- WHO IS WHO? So, to help you find the best black t shirts, we at MensXP have curated this list of the best plain black t shirts, which would pave their way into your closet right away! 1. March Tee's Classic Black T shirt © March Tee “Quality matters, not quantity”- March Tee is a brand that lives by this very idea, something that is apparent in its garment composition. A classic, this black tee from March Tee personifies perfection for it features a 100% Supima cotton make, which is the finest type of Cotton that is there. Twice as softer, and four times as stronger than regular cotton fabric, this tee boasts of an unparalleled make. Team up your March Tee with your tattered jeans, or a pair of taupe or blue-grey trousers, and head out in vogue! if you are heading out for a casual outing with your pals. Stop scouring around, and gift yourself this March Tee which is the perfect amalgamation of style and comfort. Fabric Composition: Pure Supima Cotton MRP: Rs. 1500 Buy Here 2. Nicobar's Black T shirt With Pocket © Nicobar A brand which is devoted to extending garments which are crafted out of 100% organic cotton, Nicobar puts your comfort at the utmost priority. All of Nicobar's clothes are foundation pieces, and you would agree once the fabric of this tee comes in contact with your torso. Featuring a chest pocket, and Nicobar's distinguishing red star insignia, this otherwise plain tee can be teamed up with a pair of grey, or brown trousers for a chic ensemble. Fabric Composition: Pure Organic Cotton MRP: 1600 Buy Here 3. PUMA's Black Solid Round Neck T Shirt © Myntra Are you a runner, or a regular gym goer? If yes, then you need to add this black T shirt from PUMA has to be the next essential addition to your wardrobe. Puma has outdone its superlative fabric quality with this t shirt, for it is extremely comfortable on the skin, and allows it to breathe. This t shirt which exudes a minimalist appeal can also be worn outside of the gym and would make for a perfect ensemble when paired with dark wash jeans, and a trendy pair of sneakers. Fabric Composition: Cotton MRP: Rs. 999 Buy Here 4. Polo Ralph Lauren's Slim Fit Polo T shirt © Myntra A brand which recently became the talk of the town after the stunning Priyanka Chopra became the first ever celebrity to walk down the aisle sporting a customised Ralph Lauren wedding gown, this brand has been a popular name in the fashion industry for as long as we can recall. This polo t shirt from Ralph Lauren has everything that you look for in a classic plain black Tee. Since we are talking about one of the leading brands in the market, you can rest assured when it comes to the quality of the fabric. The 100% cotton mesh fabric allows your skin to breathe through this t shirt. This T features a ribbed polo collar and ribbed armbands. Team it up with a pair of white shorts, or pants, and you are good to go! Fabric Composition: Pure Cotton MRP: Rs. 8,290 Buy here 5. Armani Exchange's Classic Crew Neck T shirt © Tatacliq If you are all in for luxury brands, and CAN NOT compromise on quality, even if it requires you to spend a fortune, then you would love this black t shirt from Armani Exchange. Since this is a slim fit tee, with half sleeves, you can easily flaunt those biceps and triceps that you have toiled hard for! A simple Tee, which features an Armani Exchange logo on the left side, this piece of clothing is a foundation piece, which can be called near-to-perfect when it comes to its comfortable fabric, and classic style, which conjointly make for a worthy buy. Fabric Composition: 95% Cotton, 5% Elastane MRP: Rs, 2,999 Buy Here 6. Zara's Basic Black T Shirt © Zara Boasting of a basic design, and a superb finish, this t shirt from ZARA ensures a comfortable fit, and simple appeal. Crafted out of ecologically grown cotton fabric, this t shirt is highly skin friendly, and keeps you at ease all day long. If you like the all black look, wear this t shirt with a pair of black trousers, and accentuate your look with a contrasting belt and shoes for a dapper appeal. This tee with a crew neck, and short sleeves is one of the, if not THE best, t shirts in this this list curating the best plain black t shirts for men, and makes for the most budget friendly options. Fabric Composition: MRP: Rs. 599 Buy Here 7. GAP's Classic V Neck T Shirt © Myntra Not-so-hefty on the pocket, and packed with a minimalist appeal, this black V-neck t shirt is perfect for that day out in the sun or could be used as a base for layering up a denim jacket, or a shirt. A budget buy. This t shirt from GAP, one of the leading apparel and accessories brand that is there, can be paired with perfectly fitting pants, or denim. Featuring a V neck, you can layer this t shirt with a casual blazer, for an effortless smart-casual look which can be sported on a dinner date. Fabric Composition: Pure Cotton MRP: Rs. 479 Buy Here 8. Tommy Hilfiger's Solid Round Neck T Shirt © Myntra If you have been looking for a t shirt which can provide a remarkably versatile base for any outfit, then you need to have a look at this staple black tee from Tommy Hilfiger. Crafted out of 100% cotton, and featuring an ageless crew neck, and half-sleeves, this t shirt makes for a perfect fit for those hot summer days, which are almost around the corner. Team it up it with a pair of blue jeans, and a denim jacket to spruce up your casual look, and get plaudits for your outstanding sense of style. Fabric Composition: Pure Cotton MRP: Rs. 1,399 Buy Here 9. Adidas Black Base Polo T-shirt © Myntra Those of you who live by tiring workouts would agree that light coloured tees aren't really your pals when it comes to dealing with all the sweat. Just as much as you would want to exhibit your hard work, the stains caused by sweat are something that can easily put others off, and push you into a state of utter embarrassment at the same time. To avoid just that, it becomes requisite that you own this black polo tee from Adidas, which camouflages the visible appearance of these stains while giving you a dapper appeal. Ideal for training, this t-shirt would give you all the comfort that you need. Pair your black polo with a pair of shorts or track pants, and you are all set to hit the tracks. Fabric Composition: Cotton MRP: Rs. 1,499 Buy Here 10. GAS's Slim Fit V-Neck T Shirt © Myntra This solid black T shirt from GAS is certain to become your favourite, for it features super soft cotton make, and a slim fit which will fit you just right. This Tee retains its shape all day long, and sits perfectly on the shoulders, keeping you in fabulous shape. This tee is perfect to be worn on a regular day at college, or at work, or even on a date with your lady love, when coupled with a pair of jeans, and complimenting sneakers. Fabric Composition: Cotton MRP: Rs. 1,253 Buy Here 11. H & M Slim Fit T Shirt (Pack Of 3) © H&M Do you exhaust your black t shirts to an extent that they get worn out too soon? Well, then here's the perfect bet for you! H&M seems to resonate with your love for plain black t shirts, and so has curated this pack of 3 black t shirts, which is available at a great price. All the three t shirts in this pack are crafted out of 95% cotton, which makes these tees super-duper comfortable to carry all day long, and if one gets tattered, you can immediately switch to the other one! Excellent deal, isn't it? Fabric Composition: 95% Cotton, 5% Elastane MRP: Rs. 1,499 Buy Here 12. Calvin Klein's Black Solid Polo T-Shirt © Jabong Polo t shirts can never go out of style, and we bet you to find us a single person who would refute this statement. Polo tees exude a classy appeal, such which is envied by all. Boasting of a staple black polo style, this black t shirt from Calvin Klein is chock-a-block with style, and makes for a must-have for every man who like to be in vogue. Clubbed with joggers and sneakers, this t shirt would amp up your everyday look to a whole new level! Fabric Composition: Cotton MRP: Rs. 2,099 Buy Here 13. United Colors of Benetton's Black Polo © Amazon Finding a plain black t shirt, which features fine quality fabric is a task in itself, which gets even more exasperating when you have budget restrictions. So, for all of you who are tired hunting for a budget black tee, which oozes out a dapper appeal, and is crafted out of fine quality fabric, we have dug up something really cool! This black polo t shirt from United Colours Of Benetton is a must-have for all you college goers who loathe getting dressed up, for you can throw it over a pair of jeans or shorts, and dash towards your classroom for those early morning lectures. Fabric Composition: Pure Cotton MRP: Rs 540 Buy Here 14. Marks & Spencer's Solid Round Neck T Shirt © Myntra A classic in this compilation of the best plain black t shirt for men, this t shirt from Marks & Spencer is certain to become your go-to piece of garm. Featuring a crew neck, and half sleeves, this t shirt redefines fashion in its own minimalist way, and you would fall in love with its simple yet snazzy appeal. You can effortlessly pair this t shirt up with anything from a pair of denims, to coloured trousers, and lounge shorts, which makes for one of the chief reasons for why this t shirt needs to be the next key addition in your closet. Fabric Composition: 90% polyester, 10% elastane MRP: Rs. 1,124 Buy Here 15. Nike's Black Skate T Shirt © Nike Bid farewell to discomfort, and poor sweat absorption as you sport this black t shirt from Nike, which is that one piece of clothing that every man NEEDS to stock up his wardrobe with. Featuring a soft jersey fabric, this t shirt is perfect to be worn during those exhausting training sessions in the gym. The fabric feels supremely comfortable on the skin, and you would just not want to take it off. It also has a ribbed neckband which stretches as you move. While this t shirt is superb for all your keep-fit sessions, you can also throw it over a pair of denim when you are headed for a casual outing with your friends. Fabric Composition: Pure Cotton MRP: Rs. 995 Buy Here
  7. The runway is the breeding ground for the quirkiest fashion trends that could either provide a good laugh for their artistic aesthetic or end up in a Zara store near you the next week. The next thing you know, everyone's living, breathing that trend. But sometimes the trends introduced on the runway transition into normalcy so quickly that you could never imagine if that was the trend you laughed at. Case in point: a pair of jeans. There is another accessory trend that is bizarrely becoming popular, which is the male harness or as some high fashion brands have clarified: the embroidered bib. See, how actors have worn it: Michael B. Jordan at the Screen Actors' Guild Awards in a purple harness over a classic double breasted tux. © Instagram Chadwick Boseman was also seen wearing one over his ecru suit. © Instagram Timothee Chalamet was seen wearing a black shiny version too. © Instagram And, we cannot forget Virgil Abloh who is speculated to have started this trend. © Instagram Given that most celebrities end up wearing the boring tuxedo, this trend is a great way to dip your toes in the world of accessories for a little something extra, what do you think?
  8. A leather jacket should be a staple in every man's wardrobe. Not only are they great for biker dudes, but work great for a casual date in the day. A leather jacket adds an added charm, structure and ruggedness to your outfit. It also acts as a a great layering agent and adding dimensions to your outfit. © YouTube You could use trends like athleisure and animal print to add a little funk to your outfit. Think joggers, striped pants to begin. Or you could just monochrome it by colour coordinating an all black everything ensemble. You could even wear a sweater underneath for a chilled out look. © Viral Bhayani Here are some leather jackets that we like and we recommend for your closet. 1. Panelled Faux Leather Jacket By Arrow Sports With a standing collar and ribbed hems this leather jacket is perfect for a brunch date. © Nnow Price: 3,000 Buy It Here 2. Biker Panel PU Leather Jacket By Fort Collins This one has cool stick-on patches to break the colour with groovy elements. © Koovs Price:2,373 Buy it here 3. Men Black Solid Leather Jacket by French Connection A leather jacket with huge pockets on the chest is both utilitarian and keeps it high-key fashionable. © Myntra Price: 3,499 Buy it here 4. Lapelled leather biker jacket by Mango With crisp details like biker design and camp collar, this is one of the finer jackets you could own. © Mango Price: 22,990 Buy it here 5. Faux Leather Biker Jacket By Zara © Zara Price: 6,490 Buy it here 6. Biker jacket By H&M A jacket with a slanting zip that gives structure to your body. Buy it if you don't have time to go to the gym. © H&M Price: 4,499 Buy it here 7. Men Black Solid Leather Jacket By Justtanned A basic leather jacket that would work really well with a pair of cool white sneakers. © Jabong Price: 8998 Buy it here
  9. With Pakistani cricketer Haris Sohail's rant about being under the spell of black magic during the Test series against South Africa, and blaming an incantation for his knee injury and the poor performance making the headlines, we got the idea to list down some of the weirdest superstitions that have influenced some of the greatest cricketers of India for years during their impressive careers. 1. Virat Kohli's Uncanny Obsession With Handwear: © Reuters In his 10 years of playing for the Indian cricket team, the skipper has had a good number of records tallied under his name. While the entire nation and the rest of the world are in awe of the man's expertise at the pitch, Kohli credits something a lot more strange for his success i.e; his favourite pair of gloves. During his early stint of success with the Men in Blue, Kohli used to wear the same pair of gloves in every match. But, that's a thing of the past. Kohli is now completely over his fallacious superstition. Now, he only obsesses over wearing a black wristband every time he comes down to bat. 2. Sachin Tendulkar's 'Left Pad First' Rule: © Reuters Imagine doing the same things; following the same routine every day for 24 years. During his active years with Team India, our very own Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar had an extremely peculiar pre-game routine that bothered his teammates for a really long time. Be it a mere practice session or the World Cup final, Tendulkar always began to suit up for the event by padding up his left foot first. Apparently, this unusual practice helped him calm his nerves before going in front of the large audience that came to see him and helped him “win matches.” 3. Virender Sehwag's Numberless Jersey: © Reuters Ever wondered if the Indian cricket team's staff was playing a prank on Sehwag by not printing a number on his jersey? When Sehwag began his cricketing career, he used to proudly wear a jersey with number 04 printed on his back. As the rumour goes, Viru changed his number several times before a numerologist guru, whom Sehwag and his family really had faith in, declared that the former opener must wear a numberless jersey in order to find his lost glory. Sehwag's beliefs were so strong that despite the International Cricket Council (ICC) showing their displeasure with the numberless jersey, he continued to wear them. Ballsy move. 4. Anil Kumble's 'Sorcery' With Sachin Tendulkar: © Reuters In a short two-game Test series between India and Pakistan in 1999, Anil Kumble became only the second player to bag all 10 wickets in a single innings after England's Jim Laker did the same in 1956. While there's no second-guessing Kumble's ability to create magic with the ball, we are certain that a higher power was at work behind Jumbo's unbelievable feat. After the match, word got out that every time Kumble passed his sweater and cap to Sachin Tendulkar, before heading over to bowl, he'd score a wicket and Kumble has agreed to this on numerous occasions. In an interview with The Times of India, Kumble believed that he was superstitious by nature. “I think all of us are (superstitious). At least the cricketers are. It gives you comfort. At times it helps you perform better,” the former skipper had. Superstitions are extremely common in sports and we are nobody to judge one's personal beliefs but when it begins to come in the way of the players' performance, maybe it's time to get a reality check?
  10. While we thought India's obsession with black magic was a little stifling, here we have Pakistani batsman Haris Sohail claiming he'd been under the spell of the dark arts, after the first test in South Africa. Yes, this sounds exactly how you've read it! Indiatimes Sohail said black magic was the cause behind his knee injury, which he succumbed to during Pakistan's tour in South Africa, after which he was forced to return to his hometown in Pakistan. The batsman has been suffering with a knee injury and he was unable to perform after the first test match of the series. The country is anyway getting flak for losing the series after the first two matches and now to add more insult to injury (injury being the operative word here), their batsman fled the scene while believing unnatural forces were ruining his game and his knee. After returning from South Africa, the batsman did not go to a rehabilitation camp, to take care of the 'issue' but went straight to his hometown, Sialkot, in Pakistan. It has been alleged though that the batsman has been undergoing some amount of mental stress and that could be the reason behind this absurd irrationality. © Twitter The management did not reveal the real reason behind him quitting the series, to the public, as Sohail seemed very anxious about it. In fact, this isn't the first time Sohail has left a match citing superstitious reasons. Back in 2015, while touring New Zealand, Sohail changed rooms in the hotel he was staying at, saying there were supernatural forces present there and was later ruled out due to an injury. Maybe, just maybe Sohail is clairvoyant? Let's not judge him too quickly, shall we? © Twitter Well, he may think someone is using black magic on him at his dreary expense but at the end of the day we suppose he should keep it more real and maybe get the someone to check his injured knee out.
  11. By now if you've already watched/experienced Black Mirror's interactive movie “Bandersnatch”, you would have wanted to play the game in the movie. So, if you haven't watched the interactive movie yet, this is your last chance to avoid any spoilers below. If you want to know more about the new Black Mirror movie, you can read all about it here (spoiler free). © MensXP In the interactive movie, there's an easter egg that was discovered by Reddit users where you can actually discover two separate versions of the game. Tuckersoft's website can be found via scanning a QR code in the show and it will land on a page that advertises both Nohzdyve and Bandersnatch. The site notes: “While Colin Ritman was Tuckersoft's leading man, it was Stefan Butler's 1984 release, Bandersnatch, that catapulted the company to new heights. The innovative narrative and gameplay transformed interactive entertainment forever.” © Netflix The website follows a very distinct 1990s vibe in terms of design and is a nod to the Black Mirror movie. However, if you've seen the movie you will know that “Bandersnatch” was never released due to a series of unfortunate events. What was unexpected was that the Tuckersoft website also has “Nohzdyve”, a game that was also featured in the movie. The cool thing is that Nohzdyve is available to play but can only run on a ZX Spectrum emulator. Since the game in the movie was only compatible with the Spectrum, a computer in the 80s and 90s. However, you can play this game on your Windows computer or your Android phone since the emulator is very light and can run easily. © MensXP You need to download, Speccy, on your computer or your Android phone in order to play the game. Head over to this version of Tuckersoft's website (there are two), go to Nohzdve's page and hit download. You will download a file called 'nohzdyve.tap.' Once the game has been downloaded, open Speccy and open the 'nohzdyve.tap.' file to run the game. The game will now start and will take some time to open the title screen.
  12. Two years ago I did a story on how video games are much larger than movies/TV shows because of its flexibility in storytelling. I've been playing choice-based games ever since it was introduced to video games and the popular storytelling style was taken mainstream thanks to games from studios like “Telltale Games”. You would have to make choices that would change the plot of the story drastically and it seems like Netflix took my challenge seriously. © Mensxp Netflix is now taking the interactive-based storytelling style to mainstreams shows like “Black Mirror” and it works like a charm. The streaming giant already introduced the interactive feature to kids content like 'Puss In Boots'. I was invited to Los Gatos to check out 'Bandersnatch' - a brand new Black Mirror movie where I could choose my own story by clicking on multiple-choice questions that would affect the plot. It's Netflix's first interactive content for adults and is now available to stream/play on various devices. 'Bandersnatch' is a story about a game developer who is looking to make a video based on a “create-your-own fantasy” book of the same name. The game he sets out to develop also happens to have a series of choices for players. We learn during the early chapter that the author of the original 'Bandersnatch' went completely nuts while he was writing his book and ended up killing his wife. You will face a similar dilemma when you make choices for “Stefan” in Bandersnatch. © Netflix One of the key moments in 'Bandersnatch' is when Stefan is offered a job and it's up to you whether you want to accept or decline the offer. While exchanging notes with my peers at the conference, it was quite cool to notice that 90% of the people answered “Yes” while I declined the job offer. This is where the interactive storytelling feature makes things exciting. Not only did I experience a completely different story from my counterparts, I even experienced a very different ending. Apparently, there are five different endings in 'Bandersnatch' and I happened to experience three of them. © Netflix What's cool about the interactive feature is the ability to go back and change your choices. In fact, I ended up spending more time retracing my choices simply because I wanted to see if I could break the plot — I couldn't. That's probably because they're over a million if not a trillion unique permutations of the story. There are a plethora of choices you will need to make that can impact the story or sometimes just change certain details. The overall plot of 'Bandersnatch' also responds and adapts to your choices just like you would experience it in video games. For instance, in the very beginning, you will choose what cereal to eat for breakfast. You will notice later in the movie how the plot responded to your choice. How Did Netflix Make It Happen Choice-based video games are easier to make as these games are coded from the ground up to provide an ecosystem for such a feature to flourish. The same cannot be said about a live-action movie as it's way more complicated. You need to shoot multiple scenes from different angles, shoot different reactions to choices and make sure you follow every permutation with utmost accuracy. Netflix engineers built their very own script-writing tool that enables them to tell choice-based narratives. Netflix calls it a Branch Manager where there were able to track every choice and the flow of the narrative based on each choice. Netflix also pre-caches content so that users can stream the content even with poor internet and the app now pre-caches two paths every time you are faced with a choice. Due to this very reason, the interactive episode can be experienced only on supported devices such as Android smartphones, iOS devices, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and certified Smart TVs. Is It Still Black Mirror? © Netflix Hell yes! Just like every other Black Mirror episode — 'Bandersnatch' ends up f*cking with your head as well. However, since you are making the choices for the protagonist, the head-f*cking is a lot more amplified. This is precisely why the interactive feature was a perfect fit for a Black Mirror movie. I have to confess, when I was introduced to the feature at the conference, I quickly dismissed it as a Telltale rip-off/gimmick. However, after experiencing the interactive movie for myself, I could not keep the remote down and make every choice possible to f*ck up Stefan's life. I soon realised what went behind in the making of 'Bandersnatch' and simply left the room with endless questions in my head. So yes, 'Bandersnatch' is a typical Black Mirror episode where you will be left in a state of shock and maybe even remorse. Is This The Future Of Entertainment? Streaming has already taken over our lives and Netflix is going in the right direction by involving its viewers in the plot of 'Bandersnatch'. It's a feature I always wanted on live-action content and Netflix has yet again proved me wrong. Sure, there's still room for traditional linear story-telling on Netflix, but the future of story-telling sure has taken a turn, thanks to 'Bandersnatch'. Just make sure you don't lose your remote while watching/experiencing the latest Black Mirror movie.
  13. This year is going to close with a bang for all 'Black Mirror' fans as Netflix just dropped the much-awaited trailer of the film 'Bandersnatch' and needless to say, we are shook! 'Bandersnatch' is being called a 'Black Mirror' event and is set in the 1980s. It follows the story of a programmer called Stefan who is trying to build a game of his own. His fate is dictated and is not in control of what we see as he flushes out his medicines and continues enduring the madness around him. This insane movie is being helmed by David Slade. © Netflix Fans are going crazy over the trailer right now. Me trying to figure out how to watch all 312 minutes at once... #BlackMirrorBandersnatch pic.twitter.com/6utZawNMYK — Jeremiah Zanders (@JustCallMeNOLE) December 25, 2018 #BlackMirrorBandersnatch Yes yes yes ! pic.twitter.com/POLlnvQeMz — Amal (@Ph_Amool) December 27, 2018 It is dropping tomorrow on Netflix and we are waiting for the madness to unleash upon us.
  14. 'Black Mirror' is one of the best shows to have ever existed and I'm not even exaggerating. It's so brilliant and every episode is so well-made and very memorable. All the fans of the show always get a great Christmas present a few days after 25th in the form of new 'Black Mirror' episodes every year and it seems like we won't be disappointed this year as well. Just last week, I was looking up the season 5 release date and finally got an answer today. Netflix is finally giving up something related to the new season and the excitement is at an all-time high. There's one problem though, as instead of an entire season, we might just be getting one Black Mirror Netflix Original movie called 'Bandersnatch', at least according to the easter egg on Netflix right now. If you search for 'Black Mirror' on the site right now, the results look something like this - © Netflix I like how they used 'Be right back' instead of 'Coming soon' because the first one is the title of an old episode. We see you, 'Black Mirror', we see you. Just a week till 28th - the tentative release date - and we'll know for sure what all we're getting and what the episode will be about. It's not yet clear if it will be a standalone episode like 'White Christmas' or a part of the fifth season and include the 'choose your own adventure' narrative. Upon closer look, it's titled as 'A Netflix Film: Black Mirror - Bandersnatch' With the image consisting of other Black Mirror episodes, is this a feature film? Or something to do with those 'Choose Your Own Adventure' reports. pic.twitter.com/3k0MDYyJAf — Scott Bryan (@scottygb) December 20, 2018 Someone found the synopsis as well! finally! the synopsis of the black mirror movie (taken from a korea rating website) can we fast forward to next friday, please? pic.twitter.com/ZGMIG3txgq — ana (@bluesgrady) December 20, 2018 And, here's some more information about 'Bandersnatch'. Turns out there was an ill-fated game named 'Bandersnatch' developed by a UK studio back in 1984, which is the year 'Bandersnatch' the Black Mirror episode takes place (we know this because a set photo shows Bob Marley's 'Legend' at #1 on the charts in a record store). pic.twitter.com/rytyTl22sP — Ebejeevezner Scrooge âðððâï¸ (@jeeveswilliams) November 21, 2018
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  16. Sushant Singh Rajput is all set to be back on the big screen with 'Kedarnath' - and even though all the eyeballs are focusing mostly on Sara Ali Khan, Sushant clearly knows the craft of how to garner attention, the good kind. He went to promote the movie wearing an all-black layered outfit - one that we think is Indo-Western goals. © Viral Bhayani Sushant is wearing an ensemble by Kunal Rawal, that consists of a long black kurta with black lowers, with a smart, structured jacket to boot. © Viral Bhayani What we absolutely love, apart from the outfit, are his shoes. The black leather shoes with beige soles, and lined with minuscule crystals placed on a red lining, look straight out of a runway catalogue, and does complete justice to the outfit. © Viral Bhayani The cleverly constructed jacket gives the ensemble an element of glamour as well, because of the way it folds outwards, exposing the shiny black lining. © Viral Bhayani The outfit was beautifully complementing Sara's black floral lehenga, which, by the way, looked divine in its own right. © Instagram/thevainglorious Clearly, stylists Kazim and Priyanka are on top of their game. Good going, Sushant!
  17. Earlier this year, Xiaomi joined the gaming-centric club with the launch of Black Shark phone. We've seen many other phone makers get in this niche segment, thanks to the growing mobile phone industry. While handheld consoles have been around for decades, our phones are now taking over all the responsibilities. For years, brands have concentrated on the camera, display, and connectivity of phones. Now, it's time to bring in mobile gaming. In an effort to strengthen its foothold in the niche, Xiaomi has now launched a successor, called the Black Shark Helo. © Xiaomi To start with, it brings loads of optimisations under-the-hood to handle graphics intensive games and other resource draining applications. This includes a dual liquid cooling system for heat dissipation. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC along with a whopping 10GB of RAM. In terms of software, the phone has a dedicated hub called Gamer Studio that allows users to adjust the performance and other key elements of the phone. The Black Shark logo on the rear and the two side streaks boast of RGB LEDs, which are dependent on an AI to show different colours when the player is taking damage or winning. © Xiaomi It also has dual Smart PA chips drive speakers near the display edges, along with a three-mic array for in-game communication. Yes, the phone skips the 3.5mm headphone jack and compensates it with a USB-C port. Back to the basics of every phone today, the front has a 6-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The display supports DCI-P3 colour gamut and SRGB mode for better colour accuracy. The fingerprint scanner is now on the back, near the camera setup. © Xiaomi On the rear, it sports a 12-megapixel primary sensor, aided by a 20-megapixel secondary. The front has a 24-megapixel selfie camera. Backing these internals is a 4000mAh battery, that supports Quick Charge 3.0. The phone boots Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI ROM out of the box. The phone is available in China at the moment, and priced at CNY 3,199 (Rs 34,000) for the 6GB+128GB variant, CNY 3,499 (Rs 37,000) for 8GB+128GB variant and finally CNY 4,199 (Rs 41,600) for the Sports Edition with 10GB+256GB configuration. At the beginning of this month, Xiaomi opened Black Shark's global website, indicating that the brand will soon go international. Though, it still remains unclear when the sub-brand will come to India.
  18. Blackout is a new Battle Royale mode for 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' and is full of strange, hidden little secrets most of us won't discover on our own. The community forums and fan sites have been buzzing about all the little things one can find and achieve while fighting for their lives across the biggest map in the franchise. If you aren't aware of what Battle Royale means: a large group of players will be dropped onto the Blackout map, forced to scavenge for weapons as a circle encloses the combatants and forces them together. Last player standing wins. Blackout's launch numbers are hitting a quarter million on Twitch, as prospective buyers and fans tune in to see how Blackout fares against the Fornite and PUBG community. Here's our list of the top tips and tricks one should know to play the game like a pro! 1. Use A Sensor Dart: © YouTube A Sensor Dart comes in extremely handy when you're driving or flying around and need to keep an eye on enemy combatants. The Sensor Dart will stay active as you drive around, and mark any nearby opponents on your map. Just drive by houses, and you can instantly see if there's anyone inside. You can also attach it on a drone and then scout the area for enemies. This way, you can remain camouflaged in a safe place while the drone and the sensor dart will do all the work for you. 2. Create A Trap: © Activision In the Battle Royale format, everyone is looking for a stash of weapons to choose from. Once you have a good enough loadout, create a trap for other players. While the majority of your gear will be found inside locations as the game automatically places it in the centre of rooms, you can drop a few weapons from your inventory in the open, and camp at a nearby place. You simply use your own weapons to lure other players and then take em out from your concealed location. You get your kill, and the weapon continues as a trap. 3. Shoot Down The Supply Drop Plane: © YouTube Something unique to Blackout, you can use the rocket launcher's lock-on to destroy the Supply Drop plane. There's a cool animation, and the Supply Drop will appear at the plane crash site. The perfect way to grab all the loot for yourself and be the first to grab it when a plane is flying overhead. Also, while all the loot is randomly dropped in the map, a few of these drops are well calculated. Meaning, you'll find a sniper rifle easily on rooftops and terrain or watchtowers, while SMGs and rifles are laid across the city. 4. Kill And Loot Zombies: © Digital Trends The Blackout map is peppered with locations from Call of Duty's zombified history. Not only are they packed full of zombie hordes that will counter other players, but defeating a location's horde will spawn a "Mystery Box" that contains a bonus 'Zombies' weapon. At the Graveyard, south-East of the Asylum, finish off the horde out in the open and the Mystery Box will appear in the middle. Another location is Shadows of Evil Boxing Gym, east of Fracking Tower, a Mystery Box is in the centre of the ring. 5. Store Your Loot In A Truck: © Twitch Not only can you drop a Sensor Dart / Trophy System onto a vehicle, but you can also load down vehicles with loot items. If you can't carry everything, dump your items onto the truck bed. The truck can hold at least 10 items and can act as your own portable inventory option. Also, keep your inventory neat and uncluttered. Don't just go on collecting everything you find. The problem starts to arise when you rack up on all kinds of scopes, magazines, and barrels for guns that you don't have in hopes of finding the weapon they belong to. 6. Boost Your Health: © Twitch Bandages, Med Kits, and Trauma Kits are the three available health boosters in the game. Each one is more powerful than the last, but the trauma kit is the best because it can boost your health up to 200 — or +50 over the standard cap. Use a Trauma Kit as soon as you have it, even before joining a fight. Also, if you have enough med kits, being out of the circle for some time is perfect, as other players will be more focused on finding you inside the circle. This gives you an edge, and can quickly scout and kill other players inside the circle. 7. Use Tools And Perks: © Vox Blackout has some special equipment that includes items such as barricades and mines that you can deploy as traps. The grappling hook gun will help zip past short distances quickly and provide a significant advantage in the middle of a firefight. You will also find perks scattered all across the place just like weapons, and the capability includes allowing you to see an enemy's planted equipment, helping you move faster while crouched or prone, and cutting the time it takes to use healing items. Use perks when the time is right and you need to have the edge.
  19. When Activision first announced 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4', I was a bit sceptical about it not offering a single player mode and brushed the game aside for not being “innovative”. The studio chose to pack a battle Royale mode instead, which was not something I was looking forward to. I was wrong. Treyarch, the developer of the game actually delivered a game that I find myself going back to each time I switch on my PlayStation 4 Pro. We tested out the game and its different modes and we feel it's the best multiplayer game in the franchise since Modern Warfare 2. Blackout Hands down our favourite mode in the new game is the Battle Royale mode called 'Blackout'. Essentially it's same as any other Battle Royale game where you jump into a map with 99 other opponents and try to come on top. Having said that, Blackout feels more refreshing and exciting than its other BR counterparts, as it has a range of gadgets, more guns and special abilities. © Activision Blackout is something you can play all day and not feel exhausted even after a long gaming session — you simply want to keep playing more. The gunplay in Blackout works exactly as it did in the previous COD games, as it uses the same engine Activision has been using for over a decade. Sure, the engine may be old, but it still feels better than any other FPS we've played this year. © MensXP Being a Battlefield player, I've always considered 'Call of Duty' more of a casual game due to its arcade-centric gameplay. However, Blackout strikes a great balance between being fun and tactical at the same time. COD Black Ops 4 has hit it out of the park this year and it seems like the completion will have a hard time catching up. © YouTube The other thing that matters most in an online game is connectivity, especially for Indian gamers. The Blackout mode runs on dedicated servers which makes the connection stable and reliable in this mode. It's a first for any COD game on consoles and is probably the reason why it will be the most played mode in India. The framerate is solid and keeps the game fast paced. We encountered absolutely no issues apart from a few disconnections which can be credited to my internet connection. Overall, Treyarch has delivered a high-quality Battle Royale mode which is going to dominate streams and Youtube for time to come. Multiplayer © YouTube The multiplayer on Black Ops 4 is more of the traditional mode that you may have enjoyed in previous games. It works exactly like previous games with classic modes such as domination, free-for-all, team deathmatch and others. A lot of the older maps such as Summit, Firing Range and Nuketown have been remastered and brought back for players who have been a long-time fan of the franchise. You will know every single detail about these maps like myself if you've played the original Black Ops and other games in the same Black Ops franchise. Levelling up also means a lot more just like the classic games, where you acquire better gear and guns as you progress through. You have passive upgrades that change the way your character moves and performs, which has been borrowed from the Modern Warfare games. Conclusion Not everyone is happy about the lack of a single player mode, however, 'Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4' has done enough to keep us distracted with Blackout. The multiplayer experience is at par and back to its roots with a few tweaks to make the experience relevant and enjoyable in 2018. As a package, this is a game you can play all year as you won't come across a better multiplayer game this year.
  20. Anil Kapoor keeps on making never-before-seen, savage appearances so often, that now it's become a staple for us to look forward to the newest instance of his inimitable style game every week. He didn't disappoint us this week, and appeared with a beard style that made us go 'Woah'. Take a look. (c) Viral Bhayani Mr Kapoor is sporting a beard that's the definition of a 'statement beard'. We're sure it started out as 'Salt-n-Pepper', but he went ahead and gave it a twist only he could have pulled off. (c) Viral Bhayani The black, sharp handlebar moustache compliments the white beard beautifully, while the whole structure rests on a bed of scruffy salt-n-pepper awesomeness. Facial hair goals, you say? Look right here we say. (c) Viral Bhayani Coming to his outfit, we can't get over how classy he can make a regular blue suit look. Like a true-blue gentleman with all the sartorial know-how, he made sure he buttoned up only the top button of his blazer, and paired it up with an elegant grey tie. (c) Viral Bhayani Now, why we think his beard kicks all the other beards' butt: 1. If you're planning on sporting a beard style that will make your handlebar moustache look better than ever, just go for this one. The contrast of the black on top of the white will give you that raw, but classy edge. 2. If you want to stand apart from the crowd, this is one style that will do the trick in a heartbeat. Noticeable? Hell yeah! 3. White hair beard is in. It has nothing to do with how old you are. If you really want to, go for a white dye to steal everyone's thunder. Also, if you naturally have white facial hair, it's a win-win!
  21. SRK isn't your regular dad. He's a savage dad. Well, he sure keeps on proving it every now and then. From being wittier than his kids on social media to dressing better than them, he knows how to remind them time and again about who's the boss. The latest instance was his appearance with daughter Suhana at the airport, where he wore a black overcoat - which we are tempted to call - wait for it - the 'Baap of all Overcoats'. © Viral Bhayani The jet black, futuristic looking overcoat with bold silver buttons is pretty much the prototype for what an alpha dad should wear to keep potential suitors in check (not that he needs to, it's Shah Rukh Khan we're talking about, duh.) © Viral Bhayani The super relaxed silhouette composed of a pair of comfortable black trousers and a grey T-shirt underneath is perfect to be paired with a statement overcoat on top. Talk about functional style! © Viral Bhayani Suhana might have been on the cover of 'Vogue', but Shah Rukh here sure knows what's in vogue. Look at the all-too-conspicuous swag with those black sunnies - how matrix meets alpha dad is that? © Viral Bhayani We like how he has chosen to wear a pair of grey sneakers to break free from the possible monotony the all-black would have brought forth. Good call there, SRK! © Viral Bhayani All we can say is that we feel for Suhana and Aryan (AbRam is too young to care, tbh). After all, having your dad dress better than you can be a lot of pressure!
  22. While the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic continue to hog the limelight in tennis, one woman - Serena Williams - has time and again proved why she's considered the 'GOAT' in the sport. The American warrior, holding a racket in her hand, has proved to be a force to be reckoned with for her opponents on the court. And, her ever-growing tally of singles titles is a testimony to that. But, Serena is more than just a fantastic tennis player. She's an icon and a source of inspiration for all the women across the globe. And, while her fellow compatriots are busy focussing on the ongoing US Open, Serena is doing that and more. The 36-year-old recently found herself in the middle of an alleged controversy after French Open officials banned her 'Black Panther' catsuit at the Roland Garros earlier this year. The American star was seen donning a black catsuit, inspired by the hit movie 'Black Panther', at the 2018 French Open. © Reuters Williams had claimed that the catsuit made her feel like a "warrior princess" on the court. But, it was not just a style statement from the tennis sensation. In fact, the body-hugging outfit was specially designed to prevent a return of the blood clots which put Serena's life in danger after giving birth last year. But, going by the statement of French Tennis Federation's president Bernard Giudicelli, it was established that Serena will no longer be allowed to wear the jumpsuit. “We are going to ask the manufacturers to let us know what is coming. I believe we have sometimes gone too far. Serena's outfit this year, for example, would no longer be accepted. You have to respect the game and the place,” Giudicelli said during an interview with Tennis Magazine. The policing of women's bodies must end. The “respect” that's needed is for the exceptional talent â¦@serenawilliamsâ© brings to the game. Criticizing what she wears to work is where the true disrespect lies. https://t.co/ioyP9VTCxM — Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) August 25, 2018 Giudicelli's comments and the ban on Serena's outfit understandably sparked a massive uproar on the social media. But, while everyone was calling out Giudicelli for his sexist remarks, the American player was busy preparing a befitting reply, not just for Giudicelli, but for all those who support policing of women's bodies. Playing in her first game at the US Open, Serena left everyone stunned with her black 'Tutu dress' - perfect reply for her critics. The custom-made one-shouldered 'Tutu dress' was the brainchild of a collaboration between Louis Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh and Nike. "Kind of aerodynamic with the one arm free. It feels really good. Yeah, the tutu is easy to play in because I practiced in it before. That was fun," Williams told CNN. You can take the superhero out of her costume, but you can never take away her superpowers. #justdoit pic.twitter.com/dDB6D9nzaD — Nike (@Nike) August 25, 2018 If her dress made her stand out, Serena's exploits on the court - 6-4, 6-0 win - pushed her closer to a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title. More than her first-round win over Magda Linette at the US Open, the tennis fans were absolutely ecstatic with Serena's unique way of shutting the sexists in the sport. French Open: The catsuit is inappropriate and does not meet our oppressive, paternalistic standards of femininity. @serenawilliams: Watch me dominate the court in a tutu. pic.twitter.com/yWaGtz7n5E — Aisha Alexander (@AishaThinker) August 28, 2018 I'm getting me a tennis tutu!!! #SerenaWilliams pic.twitter.com/BVQnEat2Vg — Loni Love (@LoniLove) August 28, 2018 Serena Williams stayed silent and unproblematic when the French Open banned her black catsuit ....and showed up in a mutherfudging TUTU!! A Legend! I stan an I'll-be-damned-if-I'm-compliant queen pic.twitter.com/UX1hC93xO8 — Lydia (@LydiaNgoma) August 28, 2018 #SerenaWilliams walked into her first round match at the #USOpen tonight rocking a whole one sleeved bodysuit tutu and a leather jacket, all designed by #VirgilAbloh for #OffWhite. Chick slayed, easily winning this first match. Congrats! #BlackExcellenc… https://t.co/gSa9NLOI0N pic.twitter.com/iQlHPPTWBM — YBF CHIC (@TheYBF) August 28, 2018 "Oh, they banning the catsuit?" "See if they like this tutu?" The Greatest Athlete of All Time. #SerenaWilliams AP photo credit Huffington Post photo credit pic.twitter.com/ktyBofR9NF — We Are Onyx (@WeAreOnyx) August 28, 2018 When they say you can't wear a Catsuit, so you rock a Tutu CUZ YOU'RE THE GODDAMNED QUEEN OF THE COURT! ðð¾ðð¾ðð¾ #RT pic.twitter.com/ncBnwpEk7L — Noah Addy (@TechNoahLogy) August 28, 2018
  23. We're still spellbound by the fashion extravaganza that the Lakme Fashion Week - Winter Festive '18 was all about. While this year was all about challenging stereotypes and flouting norms, we also witnessed menswear at its finest. One major colour trend we couldn't help but notice was the abundance of black. Well, black anyway features prominently in menswear all around, but the way it was present in this year's collections, was nothing short of brilliant. Here, we have compiled a list of 22 outfits that are classy, inventive, and most importantly, wearable. © Instagram Nick Bateman has anyway been one of the prime areas of focus when it comes to this year's LFW, add to that his appearance in this dapper black Manish Malhotra ensemble, and we get a winning combination right here. Right from the embroidered Pegasus to the ornate buttons, everything about his attire is perfect. © Viral Bhayani Gurmeet Choudhary's appearance as the showstopper for designer Soumodeep Dutta, dressed on the lines of a typical Bengali groom turned heads and how! We love the traditional, yet experimental silhouette and the classy drapery. © Viral Bhayani Arjun Kapoor turned up to cheer bestie Kunal Rawal's show dressed in a delightful black outfit - with a black and white sleeveless jacket to break the monotony. The monkstraps were just the perfect choice of footwear with his outfit. © Viral Bhayani Kunal Rawal's textured, bejeweled Achkan with an angular cut along with a white kurta underneath is a must-have, for the traditionally inclined menswear enthusiast. © Viral Bhayani With a ramp-worthy twist to the quintessential dhoti-kurta-shawl combo that a Bengali 'jaamai' is all about, Soumodeep Dutta sure has been able to replace the white and cream with glam black in the most righteous way possible. © Viral Bhayani An structured jacket with textural details along with silver peeking from within - Amit Aggarwal has done complete justice to the colour black with this outfit. © Viral Bhayani Who knew something as basic as a regular kurta-pyjama combo can look super impressive with a statement shawl thrown on top? Let's just say Kunal Rawal did. © Viral Bhayani When you want to stick to the darkest shade of jet black without any variation whatsoever and still make a statement, layering is the name of the game you should stick to. The key players? Antar-Agni, of course. © Viral Bhayani An elaborate, almost futuristic looking overcoat with structured collars is your best bet when it comes to 'making an entrance', anywhere. Amit Aggarwal has nailed it, clearly. © Viral Bhayani Want to keep it casual, but make a statement nonetheless? This Kunal Rawal outfit should be your inspiration right here. Joggers, longline T-shirt, a jacket, and a stole - simple. © Viral Bhayani You know what's really 'in'? The right melange of relaxed and layered. This Antar-Agni outfit is the one to beat when it comes to that. © Viral Bhayani How to do 'minimalist glam' right? Like this super unusual Amit Aggarwal bandhgala right here. © Viral Bhayani Want to play an exciting game with unusual silhouettes and layering? This Kunal Rawal outfit is the one to beat. © Viral Bhayani A plain ol' achkan can look phenomenal when it has been 'blocked' with multiple fabrics. This Antar-Agni piece can definitely be an inspiration for the next one you get stitched. © Viral Bhayani Traditional, but extremely edgy and modern at the same time, this Amit Aggarwal creation is a definitive 'thunder-stealer'. © Viral Bhayani If you're fond of the classy brand of drape-y boho-chic, this Antar-Agni outfit will give you outfit goals. © Viral Bhayani Apparently, if you know how to drape it right, a light shawl can make all the difference in a deceptively simple outfit. Soumodeep Dutta is clearly a pro when it comes to that. © Viral Bhayani 'Kurta-Pyjama, but make it fashion, and ramp-worthy' - This clearly was on Amit Aggarwal's to-do list when he came up with this cracker of an ensemble. © Viral Bhayani This outfit by Kunal Rawal is proof that innovative cuts are the secret behind an exclusive looking outfit. Essentially a longline shirt with well-fitted trousers made out of the same fabric, this striped number is simple, but super cool. © Viral Bhayani Colour blocking can be used even with contrasting fabrics and textures for a super premium look and feel. This Antar-Agni outfit is proof. © Viral Bhayani An outfit composed of a basic shirt and trousers, plus a jacket can actually look avant-garde, if the cuts are innovative. This W-patterned Kunal Rawal creation is the perfect example of that. © Viral Bhayani Talking about layering it up with innovative textures, this Amit Aggarwal ensemble is yet another piece that will make you stand out in the crowd, irrespective of the occasion.
  24. Black never goes out of fashion. Considered to be the bread and butter of most Indian men, black t-shirts are a common fashion staple that, if done right, can make all the difference in making you stand out from the crowd. But simply wearing a black tee won't be enough to help you look good, you'll have to keep in mind a few external factors as well: 1. What you pair them with: As is the case with any other piece of clothing, what you pair your black tee with is absolutely essential in determining how good (or bad!) you look. And there is no 'one size fits all' mentality at work here - in other words, what may look good with one black tee might not necessarily look good with another. 2. Pay close attention to the neck: Whether you are opting for a polo collar, a round neck, a v-neck or a Henley neck will make all the difference in determining how fashion-forward you look. After all, what you pair with a v-neck may not work for a polo collar, or vice-versa. 3. Don't commit any fashion faux pas: While we all define our own sense of fashion, we should - at the very least - resolve not to commit any fashion faux pas. No black t-shirt will make you look good if you team it up with a pair of crocs, show off those boxers that NO ONE wants to see, or decide to wear sunglasses at night (you're not Bappi Lahiri!). To put it in simpler terms, wearing something black is probably the most tried and tested way of ensuring that you adorn an ensemble that'll be fashion-forward. So to help all young men out there look their absolute best, we at MensXP have compiled a list of the best black t-shirts for men that happen to be budget-friendly as well. Here Are The Best Black T-Shirts For Men That Will Give Your Wardrobe A Fashion-Forward Upgrade 1. United Colors of Benetton Men's Solid T-Shirt © amazon When it comes to black t-shirts, you can never go wrong with basic solids. As such, this v-neck solid variant from United Colors of Benetton is a good budget-friendly option to go for. Made of a cotton and spandex blend, wearing this tee will make you give off an effortlessly cool vibe, especially when you team it up with a pair of blue jeans. Fabric composition: 75% cotton and 25% spandex Wear it with: This blue checked shirt from Global Rang and these faded jeans from Levi's. MRP: Rs 499 Buy it here 2. Silly Punter Game Of Throne Hand Of The King T-shirt © amazon How about having some fun with your black tee? While the wait for Game of Thrones' 8th season becomes more unbearable, you can get some respite by wearing this funky black GOT t-shirt from Silly Punter. With a Hand of the King Pin print on its chest, it's cool enough to make you stand out from the crowd, while not being overpowering enough to make people not take you seriously. Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: This pair of modish black trousers from Indian Terrain for a smart casual ensemble. MRP: Rs 599 Buy it here 3. Van Heusen Men's T-Shirt © amazon Van Heusen is probably one of the most premium and sought after brands for men's apparels. As such, this black round neck t-shirt from their collection should be a staple in every Indian guy's wardrobe. Sometimes less is more, and that is precisely what you'll achieve with this incredibly affordable tee. Fabric composition: 60% cotton and 40% polyester Wear it with: These pink trousers from JG FORCEMAN and these white sneakers from U.S. Polo. MRP: Rs 459 Buy it here 4. Jack & Jones Men's T-Shirt © amazon Just like Van Heusen, Jack & Jones is another premium brand that comes out with quality products for men - be it apparels or accessories. As such, this round neck t-shirt (with printed detail on the chest and back) will make for a supremely stylish addition to your wardrobe. Considering its price, it makes for a steal of a deal. Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: These white skinny fit jeans from United Colors of Benetton. MRP: Rs 764 Buy it here 5. The Souled Store Harry Potter Printed T-Shirt © amazon You don't even have to be a Potterhead to see the appeal in this black printed tee from The Souled Store. With the Deathly Hallows firmly placed on the front (which can also pass as a pretty cool geometric pattern for those unacquainted with the Potter universe), you can pretty much team this tee with any pair of jeans or black trousers out there. Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: Almost any pair of jeans would suffice. MRP: Rs 524 Buy it here 6. Allen Solly Men's Polo T-Shirt © amazon It's often said that a polo t-shirt separates the boys from the men. Well, this black polo T-shirt from Allen Solly will help separate the fashionistas from the rest as well. Priced at an incredibly affordable Rs 599, this t-shirt warrants a place in your closet and can effortlessly be paired with a blue pair of jeans. Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: These blue jeans from Peter England and black sneakers from Spark. MRP: Rs 599 Buy it here 7. Veirdo Men's T-Shirt © amazon Monochrome patterns will ALWAYS make you look good. As such, this black round neck tee from Veirdo, with striped detailing in white, makes for an ensemble that will pretty much make you grab everyone's attention in the room. It also happens to be incredibly cost-effective at its affordable price and is most suitable for a casual outing with a date or a simple get-together with your friends. Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: These white trousers from Van Heusen and these beige sneakers from United Colors of Benetton. MRP: Rs 399 Buy it here 8. Fashion Freak Men's T-Shirt © amazon This black tee from Fashion Freak, with its stylised v-neck, will make for an incredibly fashion-forward ensemble that'll help you take your fashion game to the next level. Priced at an affordable Rs 599, it's worth every single penny you spend on it. When you team it up with a pair of blue jeans from Levi's, you'll be adorning an ensemble that is effortlessly modish. An absolute winner! Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: These blue jeans from Levi's and these optical white sneakers from Converse. MRP: Rs 599 Buy it here 9. The Souled Store Men's Arc Reactor T-Shirt © amazon Who out there doesn't wish he was Iron Man? Well, while we may not be able to completely transform you into Tony Stark and his alter ego, we can at least make you get one step closer with this black tee from The Souled Store. Featuring Iron Man's arc reactor firmly on your chest, this tee is slightly more special than other superhero t-shirts - the arc reactor print actually glows in the dark! We are sure that'll make you want to get your hands on this black tee immediately since, after all, you can never be “too grown up” for Iron Man. Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: These blue jeans from Levi's and these white sneakers from Lee Cooper. MRP: Rs 524 Buy it here 10. U.S. Polo Assn. Men's Solid T-Shirt © amazon Though its priced a bit on the higher side, this black henley neck t-shirt from U.S. Polo Assn. is the personification of the term 'effortless panache'. Simple yet effective, you can team it up with grey trousers to adorn a smart-casual attire. Considering its long-term utility, it makes for a worthy investment, and as far as we are concerned, one of the best black t-shirts for men out there. Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: These grey fitted jeans from UCB and these black sneakers from Lee Cooper. MRP: Rs 1,399 Buy it here 11. Wear Your Opinion Men's Printed T-Shirt © amazon I'm sure most Indian guys out there will relate to the print on this tee from Wear Your Opinion. Supremely affordable, it'll make for a great addition to any casual ensemble - perfect for a everyday visit to a friend's house or the nearby market. You can even team it up with a pair of funky shorts for an effortlessly cool look. Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: These regular fit shorts from Allen Solly and these black sneakers from Lee Cooper. MRP: Rs 499 Buy it here 12. ABOF Men's Printed T-Shirt © amazon Featuring two alphanumeric placement prints, this black tee from ABOF is the most affordable option available on our list. Perfect for those college going students who are perpetually broke, you can team this pure cotton tee with olive green trousers or even beige coloured chinos for a cool and trendy look. Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: These straight fit olive green trousers from Arrow and brown sneakers from Clarks. MRP: Rs 297 Buy it here
  25. Shuri ? the brilliant, gadget-loving, teenaged quip-dropping sister of Wakanda monarch T?Challa in Marvel?s Black Panther ? is getting ready for her close-up. Photo: Marvel In Marvel's massively successful "Black Panther" film released...
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