Esprit de corps There can be no denying it - winter is coming. To stave off the chill winds, we recommend these snug jumpers (above right; HK$699 each) and practical hoodies (above left; HK$999 each), all from Esprit and available at Lee Theatre Plaza, 1/F, 99 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 2890 4390.



Prep talk Since the Men's Shop opened in Wan Chai, men who love preppy gear have had a veritable man-cave of wonders to explore. Among all the vintage watches and obscure American leather goods, we found these Rancourt penny loafers, (right; HK$2,990) and a lovely pair of leather lace-ups (far right; also HK$2,990). Rancourt is available at The Men's Shop, 1 St Francis Yard, Wan Chai, tel: 2527 7030.



Man's best friends No one knows inclement weather like the British, so it comes as little surprise that they make rather nifty umbrellas. Don't get caught short in the rain this winter - get yourself one of these Burberry Prorsum numbers, which come with playful dandyesque handles. We like the metallic dog head handle umbrella (far left; HK$7,900) and the painted duck head version (left; HK$12,000). Burberry Prorsum is in Alexandra House, Central, tel: 2868 3511.





The Massimo effect The rise and rise of Massimo Dutti has been unrelenting, which may bother some, but is no bad thing as the quality of affordable clothing has increased immeasurably. Style-wise, too, Massimo Dutti is no slouch and, with the new NYC collection, the label is on to a winner. We love the look of crossover trench coat (HK$2,990), checked cashmere blazer (HK$2,990), matching trousers (HK$1,090), cashmere cardigan (HK$2,490) and white shirt (all above left; HK$550). We're also fans of the reversible cashmere jacket (HK$5,690), grey trousers (HK$890), striped wool tie (HK$590), shirt (HK$550) and lace-up leather boots (all above right; HK$1,290). Massimo Dutti is in Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 0050.