Dinesh Karthik sticks to local store for wedding suit

While Dipika Pallikal bought her dress from US, the cricketer ordered his from a Chennai boutique

Mumbai: So what if they aren’t from the film fraternity? Cricketer Dinesh Karthik and squash ace Dipika Pallikal left no stone unturned to emanate glamour on their wedding day. While Dipika purchased her gown from US, Karthik took the local route. The IPL star for Royal Challengers Bangalore dialled Gatsby Collection – a premium men’s boutique in Chennai that deals with imported fabric – and ordered 14 suits for the groom’s side.

The store, located in the plush Nungambakkam area, designed the men’s apparel for the Christian wedding held at The Leela Palace on August 18.

What made Karthik stick to an Indian store?

“Actually, mine and Dipika’s family have been friends for a good 15 years now. We grew up next door. Her family has been long term loyalists of our store.

“At Dipika’s house, Dinesh saw our catalogue – the lookbook we usually distribute among our clients and regulars – and liked the style,” says Omar Sait, the director of Gatsby Collection.

It is learnt that Karthik pre-planned his wedding apparel and ordered his requirements months before.

“He (Karthik) came in almost four months ago and decided that he wanted to do something for the groom’s side. He wanted all of them to be dressed similarly, in identical suits and ties. And that’s how we went about it,” adds Sait.

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However, Sait did not disclose the total expenditure incurred.

“That I can’t tell you, it might not go down well with Karthik and others,” he asserts.

The men wore black suits, the best Italian fabric.

“The suits also had customised labels as a wedding memento. They had a wedding logo,” adds Sait.

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Gatsby did 14 suits for the grand event – seven for the groomsmen, three for Karthik and a couple each for the father of the bride and groom.

Nonetheless, the couple tied the knot for the second time, under Hindu norms (Telugu-Naidu tradition) on Thursday.

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( Source : dc )
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