The goods

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 28 November, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 28 November, 2010, 12:00am

Look sharp

Italian label Ermenegildo Zegna may be famous for its suits, cuts and cloth, but it's no slouch in the gift department either. We rate the brand's suede gloves in orange, brown and black (above; HK$2,800) and the simple rectangular cufflinks with logo (right; HK$4,500). For more casual days, the Zegna Sport collection features a stylish black leather backpack (above right; HK$5,500) that brings a whole new level of sophistication to the genre. Ermenegildo Zegna is at IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2295 0828.

Tough stuff

Never let it be said that Diesel is for dandies. Its latest accessories are distinctly butch. Sandstorm timepieces, for example, come in several chiselled styles, including an analogue watch with a round dial and camel-leather strap (below left; HK$1,150) and a smaller rectangular version (below right; HK$850). Even the jewellery is macho, focusing on mesh and leather. Spend more than HK$2,000 on watches or jewellery from the collection and you'll receive a free Sandstorm survival kit that includes a limited-edition scarf and carabiner with built-in compass. The collection is available at the Diesel Planet Store, 20 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2525 0540.

Stuff for stockings

Salvatore Ferragamo is best known for stylish women's shoes but we're loving its men's accessories. The long dark-teal leather wallet with red stitching (above; HK$2,800) and the earthy-toned striped wool scarf (top; HK$2,300) make good stocking stuffers. For a his-and-hers double whammy, the special-edition Ferragamo 1898 watches (HK$8,200 each) come in stainless steel with a gold top ring. Salvatore Ferragamo is at IFC Mall, tel: 2234 7388.

Bag it, men

We're not claiming to have discovered the perfect man bag but the new range from Calvin Klein Jeans comes pretty darn close. The black leather collection is versatile, masculine and simple, with just the right amount of detailing. We especially like the smart-casual rectangular day bag (left; HK$2,890) and the contemporary semi-circular weekender (below; HK$3,290), both in thick, durable leather. Calvin Klein Jeans is in The Landmark, Central, tel: 2530 3632.