The goods

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 12:00am


Suit yourself

The latest series of Mad Men is in full swing so for all those budding Don Drapers out there it's time to get the look courtesy of Ralph Lauren Purple. Look sharp in this dark navy double-breasted pinstripe suit (HK$46,000) with blue dress shirt (HK$4,200), grey silk tie (HK$1,450) and black burnished calfskin shoes (HK$11,000). Oh, and don't forget the olive silk pocket square (all right; HK$1,450). For a more relaxed look there's the single-breasted brown suit (HK$45,000) with white dress shirt (HK$3,800), black-and-white zig-zag silk tie (HK$1,790) and dark brown burnished calfskin shoes (all far right; HK$11,000). Ralph Lauren is in The Landmark, Central, tel: 2869 0388.

Short cuts

Never a brand to stand still, Japanese street-fashion visionary A Bathing Ape has launched AAPE, a youth-orientated and affordable label. We love the shorts (below; HK$599) that come in either black or khaki and retain that rebellious and non-conformist streak without breaking the bank. AAPE is in APM Mall, Kwun Tong, tel: 3148 1323.

Most wanted

If fashion prizes were handed out for brands with the best names, Want Les Essentiels De La Vie would be a serial winner. Thankfully, with bags such as this racing green O'Hare leather tote bag (above; HK$8,090) and the gorgeous blue leather wash bag (above left; HK$3,550), the Canadian label's products are just as prize-worthy. Want Les Essentiels De La Vie is available at Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2118 3388.

Costume drama

Ennio Capasa, the creative genius behind Costume National who was in town last month, keeps challenging our fashion preconceptions with striking teddy-boy shoes. Turn heads with the white leather lace-up shoes (below; HK$5,450) or the red and white leather slip-ons (below left; HK$5,150). Costume National is in Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2317 1845.