Cool for school One of the big hits of last season for John Lobb was the Levah trainer collection. A radical departure from the boots and sensible shoes the English shoemaker is famous for, the Levah may have had some wags thinking the company was trying to get down with the kids, but, in reality, the trainers were wonderfully put together and rather cool. This season John Lobb has added more colours to the range (above; HK$6,600 a pair), which features luxurious velveteen calf leather and a rubber sole. John Lobb is in the Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central.
In safe hands Father's Day on June 19 is creeping up quick smart and if you're stuck for ideas you can never go wrong with leather goods, particularly a fancy-schmancy wallet. We've scoured all the brands so you don't have to and we reckon dads would love the Fire Head wallet (above; HK$2,500) from ST Dupont. Not only does it come in great colours and lovely soft leather but RFID technology built into the lining means any personal data on your cards is completely safe from wireless theft (yes, this is a thing now). ST Dupont is in The Landmark, Central.
Camping tough Kanei Tei is new to us here at The goods (we can’t know everything, after all) but from what we’ve seen and heard it should be on every guy’s radar. The South Korean brand specialises in bags made from old United States Army tents, so you can imagine how hard wearing they are. We like the backpack (above left; HK$6,190) and the always useful tote (above right; HK$4,890). Kanei Tei is available at Harvey Nichols.
Turning Japanese Carven has been going through a bit of flux, what with the guy who made the brand cool again, Guillaume Henry, leaving for Nina Ricci and Barnabé Hardy coming in to take over menswear. Luckily, the cool factor is still there and what particularly caught our eye from the spring-summer collection was the men's kimono tops, which come in two fabrics: dark navy wool (above left; HK$2,700) and cheaper seersucker (above right; HK$1,790). Carven is available at Harvey Nichols.