Designer Steve Mono launched his namesake brand in 2007 in Spain. Many of the items remind us of accessories and props from Mad Men, and with good reason. Mono says he loves 'the kind of briefcases and wallets that men from the 1950s and 60s used to take to work'. We like the minimalist simplicity of the leather folders (below left; HK$4,290 each) and navy leather bag (below right; HK$5,190). For a more casual look, there's the dual-toned tote with leather base (right; HK$3,890). Steve Mono is available at Harvey Nichols, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 3968 2668.
Claim to frame
In collaboration with Italian eyewear brand Marcolin, Diesel has launched a series of funky glasses in technicolour shades. The bold look of the round two-toned glasses (below right; HK$2,200) will help you channel your inner rocker while, for some retro-biker glamour, there's the dark shades with leather side panels (above right; HK$2,200). Diesel is at 20 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2525 0540.
Play it cool
Derrick Rose's signature basketball shoe, the adizero Rose 2 (left; HK$949) by adidas, is being increasingly coveted by the trainer- loving set. Designed exclusively for the youngest player to receive the NBA's 'most valuable player' award, the shoe's intricate design and black, red and white colour scheme is versatile enough for on and off the court. Adidas is in Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 0165.
Hip denim brand 7 For All Mankind has nonchalant style all sewn up in its Vintage Heritage collection. The thick cardigan (HK$2,980) with checked shirt (HK$1,780) and slim-fit jeans (all left; HK$2,380) would be a perfect fit for winter. For a more studious look, there's the simple white shirt with attached tie (HK$1,480) matched with standard chinos (both above; HK$1,680). 7 For All Mankind is available at Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong, tel: 2722 9669.