Uday Shanker Acharya is one of the few male fashion bloggers in India in a field dominated by the fairer sex. On his page, you can see him showcasing various styles, experimenting with colours and interesting combination. You can follow him on Instagram, here. We caught up with the fashionable gent for a little insight on what drives his passion for fashion.
1. How did you start blogging on fashion?
I needed a way to document my journey to find my personal style and the way it was evolving. Along the way I figured this could help other guys like me to dress better.
2. Is it hard to be a male fashion blogger in a female-dominated industry?
No. It is true that women’s wear makes for a bears share of the market and brands that are aimed at women are more involving when it comes to bloggers, but in recent times menswear has been on the way up as men around the country are becoming more conscious of their appearance and are actually investing time and money towards dressing better. Things will only get better from here.
3. Were your parents supportive of your unusual choice?
My mother keeps asking me why I have 40 pairs of shoes, but since I’ve been putting in the hours, she understands that this is important to me.
4. What is your day job?
I work at a company that makes subtitles for movies and TV shows.
5. What is in fashion for men this season?
For SS16, I’d say patch pockets, wide-legged trousers, anything suede and the color green are in.
6. What do you think men should experiment more with?
I think that men should wear more colors.
7. Any fashion tips for men?
Fit. Fit. Fit. Fit. Make sure that your clothes fit you well and even a simple white t-shirt and a pair of jeans will completely change the way you look.
8. What keeps you going?
Every time I get a comment on my blog asking me where I got something or when I see someone trying something new, I feel that I am doing something worthwhile because this shows interest in self=improvement.
Clothes can really change your life and the way you feel about yourself and the way people see you. The more men are aware of this, the better they are as people.