The goods

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 12 September, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 12 September, 2010, 12:00am

Get rugged

Brooks Brothers is focusing on the great outdoors this autumn. Whether inspired by the rugged country look or the polished city style, the pieces are great for layering. The collection is divided into Country, University and City and has a range of styles, from the classic toggle coat to the original polo button-down oxford shirt. The Black Fleece collection, featuring modern interpretations of iconic American styles, includes the black leather hybrid jacket (right; HK$6,300) and the red nylon down vest (far right; HK$1,200). The collection is available at Brooks Brothers, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2523 3366.

Homme essentials

Dior Homme has launched the Classic suit and the Grain de Poudre tuxedo as part of the 10 Classics collection. The range is based on what the company says are essential, elegant and timeless pieces every man should own. The Classic suit (far left; HK$18,000 to HK$20,000) - in grey wool chintz, finely-striped black and grey wool and silk Prince of Wales check - creates an effortlessly smart look with its long and sharp silhouette. The modern and slim-cut tuxedo (left; HK$22,000 to HK$23,000) is a red-carpet choice for many celebrities, including Robert Pattinson and Daniel Wu Yin-cho. The collection is available at Dior, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2524 8277.

Retro rocks

Gieves & Hawkes has given 1980s style a modern twist this season. The autumn collection celebrates the dandy, as seen in the simple blazers and casual and tuxedo jackets, while pieces inspired by military uniforms offer a more casual look. Standouts include the navy sheep-skin shearling duffle coat (left; HK$29,500) and the charcoal wool check single-breasted, two-button notch lapel jacket (far left; HK$13,500). Gieves & Hawkes is at IFC Mall, tel: 2234 7220.

Sport stars

Agnes b's Sport B has taken a down-to-earth approach to menswear this season. Featuring both bright and neutral colours, the collection is functional and fashionable. There are plenty of relaxed yet edgy items, ranging from polo shirts to parkas. Fun and easy-to-wear pieces include the country slouchy-style plaid flannel shirt (HK$990) and the vintage colour trainers (below left; HK$690). For work, the agnes b Homme leather briefcase (below; HK$4,580) - made with calf leather and stamped with the signature lizard motif - is a sophisticated but casual choice. Agnes b is at IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2805 0678.