Dial down

I am fascinated by watches and have a growing collection, which is not very good for my finances. What collectible but reasonably priced watches can I buy?

—Samit P, Bombay

I would say go local and vintage. Some Indian watchmakers have made some really cool timepieces over the decades and they are much more economical than the big international brands. Look online or, once it’s safe, browse the antique stores in a place like Chor Bazaar for unique pieces. When you find ones you like, you can even replace the worn out bracelets with new woven canvas bracelets to make them more contemporary. (If you really want to go full blast in the vintage sense, how about a sundial strapped to your wrist? I bet you’re not going to meet someone else wearing one!)

No flair for the rocket

What’s the best way to take off flared jeans? Or is it too outdated?

—Akashdeep, via Instagram

Get someone special to do it for you 😉

Rahul Khanna is a “boutique actor”, whose sartorial statements and beauty often make hearts vibrate. It goes by @mrkhanna on Instagram

From HT Brunch, May 30, 2021

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