Under the skin We confess to having a bit of a soft spot for uber-hip Stockholm label Acne. As well as doing cutting-edge fashion rather well, these resourceful Swedes are pretty adept at refashioning menswear classics. Part of the Acne x Mr Porter collection, we love the regal splendour of this velvet double-breasted blazer (above left; HK$5,358) and the stately black overcoat (above right; HK$7,573). Acne x Mr Porter is available at www.mrporter.com.


Carry forward Fila is one of those brands that appeals to all but is still cool and exclusive. Beloved by everyone from B-Boys to Bjorn Borg wannabes, these days it is flirting with the cutting edge and has linked up with Matthew Waldman of Nooka fame to create a collection of trainers and bags. We've taken a shine to the jet black backpack (above right; HK$1,180) and the convenient shoulder bag (above left; HK$780). Fila x Nooka is available at Fila, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2736 3629.




King of the chill There's nothing becoming about shivering and hopping from one foot to the other. Arm yourself against the cold with one of these hip winter looks from Club Monaco. First up is the collar blazer (HK$4,590) with warm Donegal v-neck jumper (HK$1,090), shirt (HK$850), canvas trousers (HK$990), scarf (HK$790) and belt (all above left; HK$390). We also love the look comprising a lovely wool peacoat (HK$3,490), an elbow patch jumper (HK$1,490), shirt (HK$850), trousers (HK$1,790) and weekender bag (all right; HK$4,490). Club Monaco is at 16 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2118 2987.


Footloose and fancy Christmas is almost here and men everywhere are eagerly awaiting another mountain of socks, cologne and novelty ties. Or not. If you’re looking to impress a man in your life, you could do worse than grab him a pair of Alberto Moretti velvet loafers. Any bloke would relish these dashing quilted loafers in black (top; HK$5,995). Or, for the quirkier customer, why not consider the bottle green version with faux brogue detailing (above; HK$5,595)? Alberto Moretti is available at The Swank, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2810 0769.