1. Finding the balance Many men have long been in pursuit of that elusive perfect shoe - the one that straddles the line between formal and informal, that is sufficiently casual and comfortable that a brisk perambulation is a doddle yet smart enough that it won't get you kicked out of a club. German shoe brand Lloyd has found an ideal balance with trendy yet smart shoes such as the leather ankle length lace-up boot (left; HK$3,780) with rubber soul, and the calf-suede chukka shoe (right; HK$3,380),with a mixed leather and rubber soul. Lloyd is in Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2722 9648. 2. Pack to the future It’s 2014 and we still don’t have the jetpacks we were promised back in the 1980s. In some ways, living in what is now the “future” sucks; on the other hand, there’s loads of great stuff out there that looks terribly modern and futuristic, so maybe 2014 isn’t all bad. Dior Homme’s accessories fall into the “great stuff” category, especially its future-proof ribbed midnight-blue holdall (right; HK$28,000) and matching wallet (left; HK$5,600), which look like they belong in a less nightmarish version of Blade Runner. Dior Homme is in The Landmark, tel: 800 969 886. 3. Dark days Bomber jackets and baseball jackets are in and out of fashion so often it's sometimes hard to keep up. Currently, we think, they are both in - and if you're in the market for one or both may we recommend you take a look at Musium Div's somewhat goth take on the classics. The black bomber jacket (above; HK$1,299) has some nice detailing and leather sleeves for contrast, while the baseball jacket (top; HK$999) is a great monochrome spin on a garment that is usually quite colourful. Musium Div is available at Double-park, 6 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 2504 0032. 4. Mixed nuts This will be the year, we think, when men's fashion hits Peak Dandy, by which we mean that the whole dressing-like-an-eccentric-19th-century-French-duke thing will reach its zenith. We'll be sad to see the phase go, but we're happy to enjoy the ride while it lasts and as such we suggest taking a deeper look at Kim Jones' winter collection for Louis Vuitton. We love this debonair evening look of double-breasted velvet jacket (HK$25,900), classic white shirt (HK$11,100), floral-patterned black trousers (HK$16,100), floral pattern weekend bag (HK$167,000), bow-tie (HK$2,000) and black leather Richelieu shoes (HK$9,250; all far right). And for the dandy willing to take risks, there's the just-got-out-of-bed look of floral-pattern pyjama shirt (HK$19,800) and trousers (HK$13,600), white shirt (HK$11,100), bow-tie (HK$2,000) and Richelieu shoes (same as before; all right). Louis Vuitton is in The Landmark, Central, tel: 8100 1182.