A bigger boat It's curious and instructive to look into the background of certain menswear labels. Take Paul & Shark, for example: first off, it's Italian (yeah, flummoxed me, too), second its origins are as a yachting lifestyle brand. But things at Paul & Shark have changed and now look as good on land as they do at sea. We love this look of knit jacket (HK$7,390), preppy blue shirt (HK$1,990) and black trousers (all far left; HK$3,390) - although, sadly the brand doesn't, as yet, do bow-ties. For a snug winter look, there's the snowflake-pattern knitted top (HK$5,390), black trousers (HK$3,590) and black scarf (all left; HK$1,190). Paul & Shark is in Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2110 4362.




Reality check Given his preference for warm, autumnal colours, Brunello Cucinelli's accessories are perfect for the colder days ahead. We are big fans of the cashmere checked scarfs (right; HK$4,995), which come in a variety of colours. Brunello Cucinelli is available at The Swank, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2810 0769.




Personal trainers Famed for outlandish shoes for women, Giuseppe Zanotti is beginning to fashion a loyal following among men, too, and its not hard to see why, with these stern, in-your-face black hi-tops (left; HK$6,800). If "bright" is your thing, check out the multicoloured hi-tops (far left; HK$7,250), which also sport an intriguing metal strap. Giuseppe Zanotti is in IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2805 0890.



Team players Capsule collections are all the rage and Club Monaco has been among the more adept brands in collaborating with maverick, up-and-coming designers for special collections. Its latest capsule collection, Made in USA, has been put together with blogger Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean and we love the nod to Americana past and present, with these vastly different chinos (right; both HK$1,990). Made In USA is available at The Men's Shop by Club Monaco, 1 St Francis Yard, Wan Chai, tel: 2527 7030.