The light fantastic Many a frequent traveller will regale you with the benefits of spending that extra little on a Tumi case, which besides looking pretty flash are near indestructible. Tumi fans now have a broader range of products to choose from, including the hip Dror for Tumi backpack (left; HK$5,480) and the black Bedford leather double-zip men's clutch (right; HK$3,000). Tumi is in Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2918 4688. 







Shoetonic precision German cars may have an unassailable global reputation but you would hesitate to say similar of German shoemakers. The deceptively named Lloyd, however, has been making quality footwear in Lower Saxony since 1888 and the brand is now gaining fans abroad. We love the classic brown leather brogue (above left; HK$3,380) and the more modern brown suede boot (above right; HK$2,780). Lloyd is in Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2317 7262.


Harmonise Despite its preppy name and image, Harmont & Blaine is actually Italian and some of that European flair comes through in its leather jackets. We like the navy leather sport jacket (above right; HK$13,280) and the brown leather biker jacket (above left; HK$14,180). Harmont & Blaine is in The Landmark, Central, tel: 2722 9671.


Mr Niche Guy The luxury industry is changing, with many of the traditional giants losing out to more exclusive maisons such as Bottega Veneta - and it's not hard to see why when you consider Tomas Maier's recent collections. The designer's innovative fabrics and beautiful cuts are well balanced with the classical tenets of menswear. We love the ensemble of anthracite-coloured wool print jacket (HK$22,280), shirt (HK$4,180), wool trousers (HK$5,480), cotton tie (HK$1,680) and calf-leather shoe (all left; HK$7,980). We also love the look comprising wool blouson (HK$20,580), cotton jersey T-shirt (HK$2,780), tourmaline denim jeans (HK$4,950), cashmere and leather scarf (HK$8,180) and suede ankle boots (all far left; HK$9,980). Bottega Veneta is in Elements Mall, Kowloon, tel: 2196 8787.