Cover Up With These 6 Winter Jackets Inspired By Bollywood Actors

Raise the bar of the winter jacket game with some help from Bollywood.

Published On Jan 16, 2023 | Updated On Feb 21, 2024

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‘Winter is Coming’ may sound scary when it’s in a popular television show, but in reality, we love it when winter arrives. At the slightest drop in temperature, our collection of sweaters and hoodies is out. But if you want to turn up the notch on your winter fashion this year, why not browse through winter jackets for men? Surely there are a lot of winter jacket styles out there. If you’re wondering which one will be stylish enough to carry off well, why not take some winter jacket inspiration from Bollywood actors? 

For a country where it’s not really cold unless you’re in the northernmost parts, our actors adorn quite a variety of jackets. Can you think of a film where the hero has not worn a single jacket? Give it a hard think, but in the meantime check out this list of winter jackets inspired by Bollywood actors.

6 winter jackets inspired by Bollywood actors

Hrithik Roshan is seen wearing an olive-green quilted jacket in his action film Bang Bang!  Now we know, Hrithik can pull off any piece of clothing and perpetually looks dapper on-screen. But this jacket is actually going quite handy if you live where the temperatures drop. The jacket is quite the rage on e-commerce sites, so it’s just a Google search away. You’ll be able to learn more about the material depending on the site you choose to shop from. And, if you watch the scene closely, Hrithik is well-layered underneath the jacket as well. Regardless, this quilted winter jacket for men is a classic winter staple that is sure to provide both warmth and style.

We couldn’t pick one bomber jacket even if we tried, because when has Varun Dhawan not worn this style? If you want to sport a winter jacket inspired by a Bollywood actor, Varun Dhawan is your guy. The actor is almost always sporting a jacket or is at least wearing an unbuttoned shirt as a layer on a plain t-shirt. And that’s why his style is perfect to follow for men’s winter fashion trends. From his classic denim-on-denim looks to his Coolie No. 1 bomber jacket, to even the floral printed bomber jacket he completely rocked during the trailer launch of his 2018 film Sui Dhaga. We wonder how Varun manages to remain sweat-free in Mumbai’s humidity, but the Bollywood actor’s winter jacket looks are perfect to ape. Afterall, bomber jackets are a practical choice for Indian winters and will keep you warm and fashion forward.

You might be a little sceptical about taking fashion inspiration from Ranveer Singh. But his leather jacket in Gully Boy and even the many styles of leather jackets he wore through the promotions of the film, were quite ‘normal’. Singh sported several black leather jackets and made them look cool in the process too. Not that the leather jacket needs to convince anyone to allow it to enter their wardrobe (do you know anyone who has never wanted one?). 

Singh takes his leather jackets very seriously. While attending the NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022, he wore a Louis Vuitton green-toned sporty leather jacket that is priced at around Rs 6.2 lakh. While we don’t recommend splurging as much for a winter jacket, a leather winter jacket for men will help add an edgy touch to any winter outfit.

You may have seen several celebrities sport metallic puffer jackets. From Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan to Parineeti Chopra, everyone has jumped on the trend. But Ayushmann Khurrana changed the puffer jacket game by sporting a colourful sleeveless puffer jacket on an all-white hoodie while promoting a film in 2019. The puffer jacket, created by designers Shivan & Narresh, is an evergreen design. More importantly, this playful puffer makes for a great winter jacket for men that anyone will be able to wear and stay warm in.

If you scroll through Ayushmann’s Instagram (or his stylist’s), you’ll find him donning several jackets. His bomber jackets too are tasteful and make a statement. So, this Bollywood actor in winter jackets can be the ideal inspiration for your winter style.

Hoodies are obviously not winter jackets, but they are the most practical winter wear for men in Indian weather. And, one actor who is perpetually in a hoodie or sweatshirt, is Kartik Aaryan. From hoodies with basic quotes to ones with puppies, Aaryan is often caught sporting colourful hoodies anyone would love in their wardrobe. In September he posted a picture from a ‘morning shoot’ of Satyaprem Ki Katha, where he was wearing a hot pink hoodie. 

The casual look Aaryan wears – hoodie with jeans – is easy to pull off whether you’re getting dressed for college or a Sunday evening. More importantly, it’s a winter style any man would love to slip into. 

If you’re looking for a dressy winter jacket, you might want to take a look at Abhishek Bachchan’s style. The Bollywood actor inspired a winter jacket look that’s fit for a formal event. Bachchan sported a tweed blazer for a magazine shoot back in 2020, and wore it in a classic style. The entire outfit is timeless and honestly, deserves to be replicated. Junior Bachchan’s black-beige tweed blazer, paired with a high-neck black sweater and navy trousers is a formal look you can wear to a meeting. Switch the sweater for a shirt and you’ll be ready for a winter wedding within minutes.


Photo: Instagram/Varun Dhawan

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