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The Wanted’s Siva Kaneswaran talks summer trends

Author: Elle Canada

Celebrity Style

The Wanted’s Siva Kaneswaran talks summer trends

You might know Siva Kaneswaran as one of the heartthrobs making beautiful five-part harmony in The Wanted (sadly about to disband). You might not know about the 25 year-old Irishman’s other career as a model. Signed when he was 16, Kaneswaran actually made a living as a model alongside his twin brother until he joined the boy band. He’s also a keen follower of couture, often spotted front-row at London and New York men’s fashion weeks.

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While Kaneswaran (and his insanely chiseled cheekbones) were in town recently, we grabbed him for a random chat about all things fashion:

What’s the best piece of fashion advice you’ve ever received?
“Never wear more than three colours if you’re wearing a suit.”

Do you approve of men carrying bags?
“I think it depends on the bag, but oh man, it’s difficult. Maybe, like, a satchel? If you have a bag that looks too feminine, I wouldn't go for it. I’d go for Louis Vuitton—I wouldn't go for anything else. I’ve got a Louis Vuitton wallet too, so I’d put the wallet in the bag.”

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What about men in shorts?
“I think men should wear them on the cusp of the knee. If it goes too high, then it just doesn’t look right. I like my shorts below the knee lately, when I’m walking on the beach. It’s much more casual. But if a nice pair of D&G shorts come along, and they’re beautiful and above the knee, try and hold me back.”

If your house was on fire, and you could only save one piece of clothing, what would it be?

“Oh my God, don't do this to me! There’s this shirt I have, which I love, by a Korean designer called D.Gnak. It’s double collar and the shirt goes long, with a penguin tail to it. The shirt is beautiful. Every time I put it on, it’s so light and airy and it just looks so expensive.”

What fashion item, in all of history, do you covet most?
“I’d go for the old school 1940s Louis Vuitton chest, that just opens and opens, and there’s all these compartments. The older it gets, the better it looks.”

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You’re engaged! Do you have any thoughts on what you’d like your fiancé to wear down the aisle?
“Whatever she’s comfortable in. I do prefer strapless fitted corset and draping down the side. I like the details in a dress—I love embroidered dresses.”

And now for Siva’s thoughts on women’s fashion – and what he really thinks of those pastels you’re wearing:

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What one guy REALLY thinks about this summer's hottest styles

What Siva from The Wanted thinks of: Crop tops

"If you're going to wear a crop top, wear above the belly button if you've got a belly, and wear below if you've got a good, toned body. You've got to pick one. You can't just stand there with your belly hanging out." GALLERY: How to wear a crop top this summer

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What one guy REALLY thinks about this summer's hottest styles

What Siva from The Wanted thinks of: High-shine

"I think it's beautiful. I think gold never dies. It would have been stunning on the catwalk. It looks sassy - she looks very strong in it." GALLERY: Best high-shine pieces for spring 2014

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What one guy REALLY thinks about this summer's hottest styles

What Siva from The Wanted thinks of: Pastels

"I love the draping of the skirt - very fluid. I feel relaxed looking at it. I like it. Very chic." GALLERY: How to wear spring's prettiest pastels

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What one guy REALLY thinks about this summer's hottest styles

What Siva from The Wanted thinks of: Boyish style

"It looks like she's wearing her boyfriend's shorts, but she's really carrying it off and she looks very strong. There's a way of carrying shorts, and she does it very well." Trend: Boy meets girl

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What one guy REALLY thinks about this summer's hottest styles

What Siva from The Wanted thinks of: Overalls

"I think women look better in overalls than men do. Men look like they're building something, but women can really pull it off. This looks so chic. I like it - very Los Angeles." GALLERY: 10 overalls you need to own

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The Wanted’s Siva Kaneswaran talks summer trends