“People like me because I am neither opulent nor flamboyant. I wouldn’t wear a vest to a formal occasion,” reveals the hunky John Abraham, as he offers us a peek into his closet.
I often wear: A pair of tracks and a vest.
When I go for my shoots I prefer to wear: Tracks and vest, as I am most comfortable in them and also it is easy to get out of when you want to change.
For evening wear: I would wear beige trousers and a white shirt or a combination of beige trousers and a sky-blue colour shirt or a khaki trousers with a white shirt. In the evenings I like to wear earthy colours.
For a party my outfit would be: My all-time favourite black, either a black sherwani or a black Zara suit.
In the night I like to sleep in: Boxers.
In colours I prefer: The earthy variety. Brown, beige, military green. And sky blue is a perennial favourite.
My favourite fabrics: Cotton and linen.
I have gone off: Accessories. Earlier it was the fish bone which I would wear around my neck. Now, I avoid accessories. If I could have my way I would avoid carrying my mobile too.
The deciding factor for wearing an outfit: Something that I am comfortable in, irrespective of whether it is formal or casual.
I would describe my wardrobe as: Incomplete.
Honest admission: I am not a brand baby. I hardly go shopping. Sometimes a T-shirt that catches my eye is worth only a hundred rupees.
My choice in sherwanis: I like one with minimum fuss, no embroidery et al.
When I am wearing a suit: I don’t take it off till the evening is over. I don’t like holding the coat in my hand while I stand around in a shirt. I hang the suit in my car and wear it only after emerging from the car.
I avoid wearing: Leather as far as possible.
I buy my shoes from: New York or London.
I hate: Shopping. Most of my clothes have been gifted to me. I will die if I have to shop!
An admission: My friends often rag me, "John you are always into black clothes, or in white pyjamas." I don’t mind repeating my clothes.
I would like my woman to be dressed in: A white salwar kameez because I feel it is the most beautiful, most sensuous, most lovely and most extravagant outfit. It is my all time favourite.
I like to keep: A stubble.
My hair: It’s very thick and black. My hair has always been long but now I want to keep it short.
My shampoo: It keeps changing depending on how oily my hair is.
I manage my hair: By using a shampoo cum conditioner.
My hair care routine comprises: I never oil my hair, I just regularly wash and condition my hair.
Tip on hair: I think you should not comb your hair too hard as you tend to pull the strands out from their roots. Brush your hair, gently. I don’t comb my hair at most times, not even for my shoots.
A tip for fashion buffs: Dress to suit yourself.