Thanks to an influx of fashion-forward brands and tech-savvy gear, Hong Kong is quickly moving away from predictable style and mixing up the men’s fashion scene with more boutique finds, bright colors and just plain gorgeous accessories. Here are a few splurge-worthy pieces that’ll cover you from head to toe.
These foldable MH30 on-ear headphones (HK$2,798, from Lane Crawford) from Master Dynamic come with high-quality lambskin ear covers and gleaming stainless steal and light-weight aluminum body. They’re not just pretty, though — these bad boys are also equipped with state-of-the-art technology that reduce noise and pump in pure sound.
If you get a pair of RA.D sunglasses ($1,500 from KAPOK PMQ store) or specs then you are already ahead of the curve. The handcrafted Japanese frames are made with natural materials and each frame has its own personality. Just try not to lose them on your next junk trip.
Hailing from Örnsköldsvik in Sweden, Fjällräven Kånken products are made with durable “Vinylon” material, which keeps everything inside safe from spontaneous downpours or an elbow-heavy commute. The backpacks (HK$930, from Zalora) are especially useful, thanks to its padded straps, myriad pockets and lightweight design.
Ever since Squarestreet opened in Tai Ping Shan, the area has been booming with creative boutiques and indie designers. Helmed by Alexis Holm, Squarestreet specializes in beautiful watches — though you’ll also find a growing range of leather handbags, shoes, jewelry and travel gear. The latest watch collection, SQ31 (HK$2,141), is made of lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminum and features the brand’s signature minimalist watch face and Italian leather strap.
If you want a phone case that’s as cool as you are, then look at the new CLIC Marble line from Native Union (from HK$622.66). The case is actually made from real marble and instantly adds a dash of sophistication to your everyday device. Thanks to a lightweight design, it won’t weigh you down, and a shatter-resistant layer of fiberglass keeps the stone safe from inevitable drops.
A messenger bag that doubles as a fantastic carry-on, Nixon’s Calle Bag (HK$2,335) is dapper and durable. A canvas coating protects from crappy weather and travel wear-and-tear, while gorgeous handcrafted leather keeps things classy. Convenient snap pockets, hidden internal compartments, a dedicated watch pocket, and adjustable straps add to the appeal.
We love a shiny leather brogue as much as the next guy, but why stick with boring black or brown? The next wave of men’s shoes come in all colors of the rainbow like this dapper navy shade from Paul Smith (HK$3,121). Added detailing takes it up a notch, while premium Italian Parma calf leather and a special dye technique stand the test of time.