Colour co-ordinates It's not difficult to understand why "white parties" became a thing: nothing looks better in the blazing heat. But we're perplexed as to why "yellow parties" haven't caught on. Just imagine a boat party with shades of mustard, lemon and canary. No? Either way, ck Calvin Klein has you covered, with the more orthodox large white nappa leather tote bag (above left; HK$6,990) and, for that yellow party that we both know will happen one day, the lovely dandelion yellow nappa leather tote (above right; HK$3,990). ck Calvin Klein is in Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2526 8808.
King pins If you must wear shorts, then it's probably best to go for something simple and basic to draw the eyes to your shoes or other accessories. The Gap is the king of keeping things simple and once again it has come up trumps with these little numbers. There are lots of colours to choose from but we like the off-white pair (above left; HK$399) and the slightly weathered-looking orange alternative (above right; HK$299). The Gap is in Hysan Place, Causeway Bay, tel: 2907 8368.
Age before beauty The sun has the annoying habit of fading colours on clothing, so why not just pre-empt the process by snapping up some vintage-looking T-shirts that look good new but even better old. We like the faux vintage tees on offer at 7 For All Mankind, particularly the green tee (above left; HK$880) and the lovely blue polo (above right; HK$1,580). 7 For All Mankind is in IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2722 9666.
Hoff the beaten track The tagline for 1980s sort-of cop show Knight Rider was “one man can make a difference” and that statement could be applied to Tomas Maier, creative director at Bottega Veneta. The man who took the Italian label back to its roots and made its signature basket-weave leather goods iconic, Maier’s menswear collections have always walked the line between fashion forward and classic tailoring. These dual summer looks emphasise the point. One is dominated by a wonderfully tailored reindeer suede coat (HK$58,980) worn over a light cotton tunic (HK$5,380) and matched with cotton trousers (HK$5,780), buffalo leather boots (HK$6,680) and a crocodile leather tote (HK$318,000; all above right). The other is a bit more out there, with the ethnic-inspired striped cotton jumper (HK$11,580) matched with cotton trousers (HK$5,780) and the same buffalo leather boots (all above left). Bottega Veneta is in The Landmark, Central, tel: 2973 0882.