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Male order
by Ian Lee


Christophe Decarnin revitalised French house Balmain with shoulder pads and sequins for the gals.

Now, he has released Balmain’s first collection for the guys – fall/winter 2009.

There is a second men’s range coming for spring/summer 2010.

Bestsellers: Distressed jeans, belts adorned with metal chains and fitted T-shirts are a hit at Club21 Men at Four Seasons Hotel. Prices range from about $500 for a T-shirt to $7,000 for a leather jacket.

Christian Louboutin

His famous red soles are a must for fashionable females to flash.

Now, French luxury shoemaker Christian Louboutin is giving the guy market a kick.

He debuted a small collection of men’s shoes – complete with red soles – for fall/winter 2009 and has a spring/summer 2010 collection lined up.

Bestsellers: Sorry, guys, but the studded slip-on Rollerboy has sold out here.

However, the high-cut sneaker Louis is still available at the Louboutin store at Takashimaya Shopping Centre for $1,100.

Jimmy Choo for H&M

British luxury women’s shoe brand Jimmy Choo is famous for its skyscraper heels.

Now it is aiming for towering heights in guy’s fashion too.

It will launch a men’s clothing, bag and shoe range with Swedish high-street label H&M on Nov 14.

While there is no H&M shop here, there is one in Hong Kong if you are willing to take a four-hour flight.

Bestsellers: Previous H&M collaborations with Comme des Garcons and Karl Lagerfeld were snapped up in hours, so be quick with this collection.

Prices range from HK$199 (S$36) for a men’s bracelet to HK$2,490 for a men’s leather jacket.

3.1 Phillip Lim

Lim is known for blending evening attire and street sensibility in womenswear.

The American designer broadened his repertoire in 2007 to include well-tailored basic menswear, often with a nautical slant, such as navy peacoats and sailor shirts.

Bestsellers: His menswear is not sold here, but check it out at or English online store

Prices range from £128 (S$295) for a T-shirt to £608 for a parka.

This article was first published in Urban, The Straits Times.

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