Black, the new bling For men, unless your birthday happens to land in the eighth month of the year, August is pretty rubbish when it comes to receiving gifts: instead, in Hong Kong at any rate, you're likely to be cleaned out by the Qixi Festival, when you're expected to buy gifts for loved ones. To console yourself, we recommend some lovely Boucheron jewellery, including this Quatre Black ring (above left; HK$39,000) made of white gold and Boucheron black gold. We also love these blingtastic Quatre cufflinks (above right; HK$84,500), which come in yellow and rose gold, Boucheron black gold and diamonds. Go on, treat yourself. Boucheron is in Central Building, 3 Pedder Street, Central, tel: 2147 9908.


Old splice There are purists and then there are intractable luddites. Some men refuse to countenance the merger of shoe and trainer, whereas others can see how the two can form quite a happy union. If you are among the former, look away now as we thoroughly recommend these incredibly comfortable trainer-soled options from Rockport. In particular, we like the suede loafer (above left; HK$989) and the more fashionable semi-brogue (above right; HK$1,599). Rockport is at 20 Wellington Street, Central, tel: 2869 5215.


Nip and tuck The 1990s, much like the 70s, will come to be known as the decade that style forgot. All I need to say is "bootcut jeans" and you will no doubt shudder in agreement. The other heinous thing about fashion in the 90s, though, was the wearing of a dress shirt untucked. Why? No really, why? Thankfully, men have more sense these days than to ruin nice dress shirts, especially those by Thomas Pink - such as this blue one from the Beaufort collection (above left; HK$2,600) and the special-edition striped shirt (above right; HK$2,000). Thomas Pink is in The Landmark, Central, tel: 2155 9671.


Up with the sparrow Johnny Depp has plumbed new depths with his latest film, The Lone Ranger, compounding his determination to flog the Pirates of the Caribbean thing to death. We can still call to mind the glory of his first outing as Captain Jack, however, with these nautical but nice Dolce & Gabbana looks, which have more than a hint of the Sparrow about them. First up, we hoist the main sail on this look of loose-fit white shirt (HK$3,400), Bermuda shorts (HK$4,700), briefcase (HK$19,000), belt (HK$2,900) and derby shoes (HK$6,300; all above right). And we also like the sea-ready look of white T-shirt (HK$2,700), striped trousers (HK$6,900), shoes (HK$6,300) and belt (HK$4,400; all above left). Dolce & Gabbana is in Alexandra House, Central, tel: 2877 5558.