True to formal When it comes to formal wear, few brands can balance a classic look with a modern twist; most end up being boring or gimmicky. Yves Saint Laurent, which this year installed Hedi Slimane as creative director, is one of the few labels that ticks all the boxes and keeps you interested. Get yourself the lovely black dinner jacket with on-trend wide lapels (HK$23,550) but make sure to complement it with the matching black waistcoat (both left; HK$6,150). Yves Saint Laurent is in Alexandra House, Central, tel: 2868 0092.
Parental guidance Venerable English shoemaker Church’s is now a subsidiary of Prada and, if its latest collection is anything to go by, it appears the influence of the parent company is beginning to filter through. The marriage of age-old shoemaking techniques and the latest trends is evident in the brown suede boot with colourful sole (right; HK$4,795). The burgundy brogue (far right; HK$4,110) is another highlight. Church’s is in Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2918 1091.
On the loose Giorgio Armani is loosening things up for autumn-winter, with draping and baggy fits dominating the collection. Our pick of the looks is the double-breasted blouson jacket (HK$51,000), guru-collar zip-up shirt (HK$3,900) and grey velvet trousers (all left; HK$6,800). There’s more glorious bagginess in the ensemble of single-breasted jacket (HK$25,000),
guru-collar shirt with herringbone print (HK$5,800) and dark blue trousers (all far left; HK$11,000). Giorgio Armani is in Chater House, Central, tel: 2532 7700.
Getting the message across British leathergoods maker Mulberry has made a concerted effort with its men’s accessories in recent years. From its latest collection, we’re big fans of the messenger bags, including the Barnaby (far right; HK$7,750), in brown calfskin with buckle flap, and the Brynmore (right; HK$8,250), in ink blue calfskin. Mulberry is in Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, tel: 2196 8280.