I've got an abundance of body hair and have been searching all over for Nad's body hair removal cream for men but haven't been able to find it. I was wondering if it exists here because its website doesn't mention a supplier in Hong Kong. Is there a place here where I could get it?
Mr Dapper: Yes, sir, it is called the internet. Although Nad's (www.nads.com.au) seems to be a popular brand in Australia, where it was founded by a lady named Sue Ismiel in 1992, we have not encountered it in Hong Kong. What we find most appealing is that it offers a dedicated men's line. If this is the product you truly desire, then I suggest you order it online. Amazon.com has a selection (HK$47 and up). I do not use depilatory creams, but I have it on the good authority of my wife that the standard alternative brands - such as Veet or Nair - are available at most dispensaries in Hong Kong.
Mr Dandy: Dude! Are you really planning to smear your whole body with one of those, let's face it, not-great smelling hair removal creams? Wake up and smell the chemicals burning your hair off! Anyway, you've got much better options for hair removal, starting with all the lasers that are out there now. Just make sure you read up on the treatments. Then go to a dermatologist or a reputable spa such as Strip (9/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, tel: 2845 0822). Of course, they offer waxing, too, which is another option. Just be sure to have a small patch done first to see how your skin reacts to it. Others doing both include Nude Beautique of Waxing (M88, 2 Wellington Street, Central, tel: 2868 9100) and Elemis Day Spa (9/F, Century Square, 1 D'Aguilar Street, Central, tel: 2521 6660).
I've noticed a lot of blue suits around and I like the brighter colours. My question is how much blue is too much?
Mr Dandy: OMG, I know, right? There are some amazing blue suits out there right now. I'm loving the collection by Jil Sander, which is full of blues, from solid navy to cobalt (about HK$4,000 and up; Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2118 2505). If you don't have fun with that, then you don't know how to have fun! How bold are you feeling? Paul Smith's got a fab bright blue slim-cut suit (HK$15,050; Ocean Centre, tel: 2730 7622). Others going boldly include Gucci, Costume National, Cavalli and, surprisingly, old Italian brand Salvatore Ferragamo, with a supercharged turquoise. Want a lighter shade? Armani's got a beautifully textured fabric that almost looks like feather-weight denim but somehow sidesteps the horror of a Canadian tuxedo. The jacket costs HK$6,900 and the trousers are HK$3,000 (Chater House, Central, tel: 2532 7777).
Mr Dapper: As you may know by now, my tastes lean towards the traditional. However, even I am not immune to the euphoria of summer's arrival. By all means, sport vibrant trousers in casual moments and on weekends. Gap has a wonderful pair in cotton (HK$499; 31 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2885 0789) but they are just one of many.
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