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Abid Rahman


Fragrant harbour The more refined gentleman will be aware that his suits should always come tailored from Savile Row, his shirts and shoes from Jermyn Street and his grooming needs looked after by Penhaligon's of Covent Garden. Alas, London might be a touch too far for many Hong Kong gents. Luckily, however, Savile Row, Jermyn Street - and now Penhaligon's - have come to us. Check out the Harbour City pop-up store (a pungent prelude to a standalone store in IFC Mall), where you can find such wondrous scents as the woody and masculine Sartorial (HK$1,310 for 100ml) and the more poetic, spicy and leathery Endymion (also HK$1,310 for 100ml). Penhaligon's is in Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2111 4174.


Converse opinion We’re not often moved by advertising here at The goods – you could say we’ve become a bit spin wary. However, there’s always the odd campaign that grabs us and we’ll admit the Converse “shoes are boring, wear sneakers” one softened our jaded hearts a little, particularly as the sneakers themselves are so cool. We love the Jack Purcell leather hi-top (above left; HK$799) and the navy blue leather take on the classic Jack Purcell lo-top (above right; HK$549). Damn you Converse and your clever marketing! Converse is at 67 Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, tel: 2388 8382.


Splendoured things MCM is one of those polarising brands: either you get it and love it, or you don't; there's no real middle ground. At this point, only fans of the brand are still reading, so for your benefit, from the autumn-winter collection we have picked out the python-like navy leather Armour backpack (above left; HK$7,800) and the croc skin Acapella weekender bag (above right; HK$11,400). MCM is at 30 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2117 3955.


Can you Hackett? If you're ever stuck for sartorial advice, then look no further than Jeremy Hackett's Mr Classic blog. As well as being hilarious, Mr Hackett dispenses all the style tips you could ever want and some you didn't even know you needed. Of course, he would find it rather vulgar to recommend his own brand, but we have no such hang-ups and we like these two rather arresting looks from the Hackett autumn collection. First up is the colourful look of moleskin trousers in orange (HK$2,100), a sturdy brown fair isle button vest (HK$2,100), brown check shirt (HK$1,300) and a windowpane jacket in brown (HK$6,300), all finished off with a knitted polka dot tie (HK$1,200; all above right). Next up is this almost dangerously continental look (as far as the true Brit Hackett brand is concerned), of moleskin trousers (HK$2,100), navy cashmere blend overcoat (HK$6,900), fine-knit rollneck jumper (HK$2,100) and moleskin jacket in beige (HK$5,300) finished off with tan leather gloves (HK$1,700) and checked pocket square (HK$1,200; all above left). The bag isn't available in Hong Kong. Hackett is in Eton Tower, 8 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, tel: 3101 0008.



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