A shoulder holster bag lets you keep your essentials close.
Cashmere sweater, cashmere trousers and leather bag, from Hermes. Metal sunglasses, from Gentle Monster.
02 IN POSITION
The “now” way to wear the waist pouch: slung across the chest, and worn high.
Denim jacket, cotton shirt, cotton trousers and nylon bag, from DSquared2.
03 BELT UP
Fact: Waist pouches are in again. While very functional, they also have certain “uncle” associations, but that’s part of the charm. Sling one across your chest, or boldly strap it around your waist, just like your regular kopitiam guy does.
Cotton-polyester jacket with detachable
nylon dickey, cotton-polyester trousers and nylon bag, from Hugo. Metal sunglasses, from Tommy Hilfiger.
04 EARN YOUR STRIPES
Most people balance their ensembles
thus: quiet outfit and statement accessory, or vice versa. Next- level style move: matching your belt bag (one of the waist pouch’s many other names) to your multi-coloured striped top.
Wool sweater and leather bag, from Bottega Veneta.
05 FIND YOUR TRIBE
are so 20 years ago. What’s hot this season is the flame-like “tribal” motif covering key Dior Homme pieces, such as this
nifty pouch with detachable strap.
Velvet jacket and nylon bag, from Dior Homme.
06 SIGN OF RENEWAL
Last spring, Valentino revived its VLTN logo from the 1980s after young members on its design team expressed their liking for it. Good move.
Wool coat, polyester sweater, wool- blend trousers, leather sneakers and leather bag, from Valentino. Metal sunglasses, from Gentle Monster.
07 BEYOND BASIC
A subtle way
to ease into a
new style: Keep everything simple and in low-
key, utilitarian materials such as denim and olive canvas.
Denim shirt, denim jeans and canvas bag, from Dunhill. Metal sunglasses, from Fendi.
08 DIVE RIGHT IN
Not into simplicity? Adopt the Gucci way, which involves throwing caution to the wind and maxing out on patterns and colours.
wool sweater, cotton shirt, wool trousers and nylon bag,