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Abid Rahman

 

Take cover The sun is out! Yay! Although, by next week, most of us will probably be praying for some respite from the heat. If there's one thing worse than sweating profusely and sunburn, it's heat stroke, so get your head covered when you're out and about with one of American Eagle's vintage-look baseball caps (above; HK$150 each). American Eagle Outfitters is in Langham Place, Mong Kok, tel: 3514 9138.

 

Shoe-stoppersThe Germans are famous for products that are well crafted, precision-engineered and beautiful, or so the stereotype goes. These days, however, that reputation can be extended to fashion-forward flamboyance. Lloyd is perhaps better known for its more sedate shoes, but looking through the summer collection we found these gems: the Vibram-soled green leather brogues (above left; HK$2,680) and the eye-catching Prince of Wales check derby shoes (above right; HK$2,980). Lloyd is in Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2317 7262.

Sore Hedi If you're up to date with your fashion industry gossip you'll know that Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane isn't having the best of times with the press, which probably explains why he constantly looks haunted and in need of a good night's sleep. We're rooting for old Hedi though, and his early menswear collections are setting trends much like he did at Dior Homme. We love this skinny look of long coat (HK$25,150), tailored trousers (HK$5,150), square-pattern shirt (HK$4,350) and patterned skinny tie (all above right; HK$1,950). We also love this hip nautical look of caban jacket (HK$12,350), jeans (HK$3,850) and striped top (HK$7,750; all above left). Saint Laurent is in Alexandra House, Central, tel: 2868 0092.

 

Cool blues Safe and solid, jeans aren't ordinarily the item of clothing to which men turn for a personality boost. There's nothing wrong with keeping it simple, but if you're feeling a bit frisky and not mad enough to go with stonewash then might we suggest the latest offerings from Armani Exchange? The blue-inseam jeans (above right; HK$1,290) are sure to get you noticed but, for the even braver soul, there's the mathematical-pattern pair (above left; also HK$1,290). Armani Exchange is in IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2234 7262.

 

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