Black beauties Coloured footwear is not everyone's cup of tea, so for those who prefer the safety of black we recommend the Valentino black leather studded sandals (above right; HK$3,900). For the evening, there's the plain-toe black leather lace-ups (above left; HK$6,300). Valentino is in Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2302 0248.

COS play With the blur of trends and an overload of colours and prints, keeping up with the latest thing can be exhausting. Sometimes you need the calming influence of COS, with its simple designs and restrained colour palette. We like the papery cotton shirt with drawstring hem (above left; HK$690) and the silk cotton panel shirt (above right; also HK$690). COS is at 74 Queen's Road Central, tel: 3580 7938.

Jazz pizzazz It’s going to be hard to ignore the Roaring 20s this year, what with The Great Gatsby on the big screen and Downton Abbey on the small, so you may as well give in to the sartorial splendours of the Jazz Age with these swanky looks from Hackett. From the Mayfair collection, we love the cream three-piece wool suit (HK$22,400) with sky stripe shirt (HK$1,700), ecru flower print tie (HK$1,100) and pocket square (all above right; HK$360). Unfortunately the shoes aren’t available in Hong Kong. For a more P.G. Wodehouse look, we recommend the grey Mayfair jacket in Prince of Wales check (HK$6,300), white cotton shirt (HK$1,300), white cotton trousers (HK$1,900), navy stripe tie (HK$1,100), white linen cap (HK$630) and white brogues (all above left; HK$2,600). Hackett is at Eton Tower, 8 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, tel: 3101 0008.

Right Angle Best known for shoes, French brand JM Weston is keen to remind us that its mastery of leather extends to products beyond those that adorn our feet. We're big fans of the no-nonsense black leather Angle collection, including the attaché case (above left; HK$16,350) and document wallet (above right; HK$10,900). JM Weston is in The Galleria, 9 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2234 7288.