Nick of time Bonus season is upon us and if you're looking to splurge on a watch but face roadblocks in the shape of your significant other, then you might want to downsize a little with these nifty Milus cufflinks. Inspired by watch movements, the steel pair are a snip at HK$2,600, but if you're feeling flush there's an 18-carat white-gold with jewels version for HK$95,600. Milus is available at WTC More, 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, tel: 2855 1088.

 

The perfect cover Capsule collections and one-off collaborations are all the rage these days but many tend to be gimmicky or poorly conceived. G-Star has done its homework, though, and engaged industrial designer Marc Newson to create a range of well-constructed outerwear that's functional and stylish. We love the wool topcoat with funky trimmings (above right; HK$5,945) and the wonderfully patterned suede jacket (above left; HK$6,195). G-Star is at 528 Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 3101 0520.

 

X-men first class George Clooney may get away with understated masculinity, but the rest of us need to be a little more obvious. Thankfully, help is at hand in the shape of Wolverine's latest boots, available in black or brown leather (both above; HK$3,490 a pair), which guarantee the wearer extra man points. Wolverine is available at The Men's Shop by Club Monaco, 1 St Francis Yard, Wan Chai, tel: 2527 7030.

 

      

Gentleman's game We’re all for colour and funky fabrics, but only when appropriate. Call us conservative, but it’s winter, so spandex and day-glo are a no-no. We prefer the refined elegance of Dunhill at this time of year, especially the brown wool-cashmere herringbone overcoat (HK$23,250) with green silk scarf (both above right; HK$2,550). Sadly the bag is not available in Hong Kong. We also like the Brideshead Revisited look of the grey wool-cashmere jacket (HK$15,995), blue flannel shirt (HK$2,250), flannel trousers (HK$3,500), woven silk tie (HK$1,350) and pocket square (all above left; HK$1,250). Alfred Dunhill is in Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2537 1009.