1. Strap happy It's the second week of January, so you have, almost certainly, broken or given up on each and every one of your New Year's resolutions by now. Never mind, will power is overrated anyway - so cheer yourself up with some retail therapy. We like the look of Longchamp's 3D range of man bags, particularly this light brown leather top-handle number (left; HK$8,350) and the dark brown leather shoulder bag (right; HK$6,550). Longchamp is at 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2736 7328. 2. Warm 'n' toasty It's still quite nippy outside, so the prospect of men demeaning themselves with shorts and T-shirts (and, worse, flip-flops) is still, thankfully, a while away. If you're looking for a snazzier jacket or overcoat for what remains of the cold weather, take a look at Seven For All Mankind's offerings - including this ribbed collar and sleeve jacket (left; HK$4,380) and this stylish and warm fleece-collared double-breasted overcoat (right; HK$5,380). Seven For All Mankind is available from IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2722 9666. 3. Patently obvious Christmas might be over, but the gala dinners and events are not done yet. Lunar New Year is fast approaching, which should be all the excuse you need to invest in a pair of evening-dress shoes from John Lobb. You can't go wrong with a pair of black patent leather Calisto shoes (top; HK$7,900) but if you really want to make an impression might we recommend the ruby patent-leather Odessa slip-ons (bottom; also HK$7,900)? John Lobb is at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, 5 Connaught Road, Central, tel: 2537 2229. 4. Well hello … It might have gone a little unnoticed but dressing like a dandy has become rather mainstream of late. Pocket squares, bow-ties, coloured socks, old-world hats and dressing "a bit different" are all the rage these days, so much so that one wonders what Beau Brummel would have made of the ubiquity of eccentric dress. Hackett has done rather well off the back of this trend and as ever it is among the finest purveyors of said attire, as evidenced by this look of fine check navy jacket (HK$6,300), dog-print red crew-neck (HK$2,700), checked shirt (HK$1,600), purple velvet trousers (HK$2,400), navy check bow-tie (HK$840), green trilby (HK$700), navy silk pocket square (HK$560) and black umbrella (HK$1,400; all left); sadly the shoes are not available in Hong Kong. If you're after that "touring dandy" look, we recommend this ensemble of Prince of Wales check overcoat (HK$10,500), mustard shawl collar jumper (HK$2,500), check shirt in brown (HK$1,300), brown moleskin trousers (HK$2,100), flower pattern bow-tie (HK$840), tweed pocket square (HK$420) and tan leather gloves (HK$2,400; all right); alas neither the bag or shoes are available in Hong Kong. Hackett is in Eton Tower, 8 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, tel: 3101 0008.