Rohit Shakya is a multi-disciplinary artist/music producer and co-founder of Fuzz Factory Production and Fuzz studios. Also a composer for Nepali films, he has many hits from the films ‘Kabaddi’ and ‘Loot’ under his belt. And as if that wasn’t enough, he is also the front man of the band “Jindabaad” and makes ads for the silver screen for brands like Coca
Cola and many others. Rohit shares his sartorial tastes with Esparsh Sarawagi and looks back on his past style choices.
What is fashion to you?
For me, fashion is like a medium of communication through which you express the love for a certain sub culture you’re following. Being in bands and making rock music, the outfit I wore always played a loud role in expressing myself as an artist. Now, slowly transitioning into a more serious musician, my style has also transformed with the trends.
Describe your personal style in three words.
Street, urban and casual.
Your go-to-style choice for formal events?
I prefer blazers for formal attire. I feel the suit really boosts my confidence level when worn for the right occasion. However, you can also find me dressed up in full formal attire on random days as well. I think it just gives you that sense of alertness when you dress smart.
What would we find in excess in your wardrobe?
It’s definitely my collection of black t-shirts. I used to wear a lot of black back in the day. For me, other colors didn’t resonate as much as black did. I used to wear a lot of band shirts. In fact, the whole crowd at the shows we did used to wear black. I would say that a black shirt was a true representation of the rock and metal scene in Kathmandu during those days.
Which are some of your favorite places to shop?
There’s no specific place, as I usually check out for my wardrobe at different places. However, it’s very disappointing to find they don’t give you much choices and the quality of products is low in Nepal. So, I mostly shop when I’m traveling abroad or ask my friends residing abroad to bring clothes to my liking when they visit Nepal.
One style item you would never wear?
A Bandana Skull cap.
How do you accessorize your look?
Most often, I’m on the go because of the nature of my work and busy schedules.So, my back pack is a must for me. That’s one accessory that you will mostly find me with whatever style I’m carrying.
One thing that makes you look sexy?
(Laughs) Never had to answer this one before, but I think people know me for the work I do and I’m grateful for that. Well, I have had comments which said my music is sexy. So, I think that counts as well. Lol!
A favorite color that is prominent in your wardrobe.
It used to be black, but now I’m more into subtle colors like grey.
Most experimental outfit you have worn?
I used to try all sorts of wardrobe while growing up. Music was a big influence on me no matter what I did. The genre changed throughout the year and so did my style in clothes but the most experimental and over the top wardrobe for me was wearing an ice hockey jersey and a starter cap for a photo shoot that I did back in school. That was hilarious.
Your preferred brands?
I’m not much of a brand person but I was a big converse fan while I was growing up. I would call that my first loyal brand following. Besides that, I follow Levi’s, Red Wing, ‘Bershka’, etc.
Two things women find irresistible in men.
I guess its humor and patience.
Personality tips for young men aiming to be stylish.
Time changes and so will the trend , but let your fashion speak for your ideologies rather than someone else’s.