Shipping to
United States
Mr Che Kurien

Fast Facts

  • Jacket: light and unstructured
  • Shirt: Dolce and Gabbana
  • Trousers: Slim, deep cuffs
  • Jeans: Diesel
  • Shoes: Tod’s Marlin
  • Bag: Tod's satchel

Biography

Having worked for Reuters, Time Out Mumbai and The Indian Express, Mr Kurien became Editor of GQ India while still in his late 20s. He is married to actress Ms Antara Mali. facebook.com/chekurrien

Mr Kurien's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

Ziya by Vineet Bhatia at the Oberoi, Mumbai. Try the mildly spiced lamb chops with creamy saffron mash, a distinctively Indian specialty with a twist.”

BEST BAR

Le Bar du Plaza Athene, Paris”

VACATION CHOICE

“Lake Como, Italy. The idyllic lake – which has inspired the likes of Hemingway and Hitchcock – and the visual grandeur that surrounds it calms the most harried mind.”

TOP CITY

“Mumbai: for its pace, cosmopolitanism that’s not always evident to an outsider, and sense of humour.”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

Le Meurice, Paris. This sumptuous old-world palace hotel has some of the best views of the city, and may be the only place where you hear Kanye West rapping in his bathroom, while you’re soaking in a cavernous tub in your room next door. It happened to me.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“A Tod’s satchel”

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FAVOURED BRAND

“Design maestro Rajesh Pratap Singh for the subtlety, insight and skill with which he draws on his Indian roots. For the way he combines his heritage with contemporary, minimal lines. His clothes are distinctly Indian, but can be worn in London or Tokyo.”

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ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“Rose-tinted Ray-Ban Aviators. Because they’re classic, and you can’t go wrong with them. And they will never go out of style.”

STYLE ICON

“David Bowie. Because his distinct and personal sense of style never fails to surprise you.”

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STYLE TIP

“Invest in a relationship with a good tailor.”

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TAILOR

“My tailor in Mumbai. We have deep respect and appreciation for each other.”

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BEST SHIRT BRAND

“Dolce and Gabbana have the best slim fits.”

FAVOURITE SUIT

Anderson & Sheppard on Saville Row. Their style is slim and structure soft.”

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CUT OF TROUSERS

“Slim pants with deep cuffs.”

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JEANS BRAND

“Diesel.”

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UNDERWEAR CHOICE

Calvin Klein Underwear boxer briefs – because they don’t bunch up.”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“India is a hot place, so we should keep our jackets light and unstructured. I do, and would like to see more men in this part of the world shed the heavy padding and fabrics we inherited from the Brits.”

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SHOE MAKER

“The Tod’s Marlin for its comfort, colours and style.”

DREAM CAR

“A 1950’s Ferrari Testa Rossa 250.”

ESSENTIAL GADGET

“My Kindle.”

BEST BOOK

“It’s a toss-up between Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh and Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre. Both novels are twisted, elegantly written and soaked in dark humour.”

FAVOURITE ALBUM

“Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest. It’s the most complete hip-hop album ever.”

Brands Favoured by Mr Kurien