Dad’s the word Shirtmaker Ascot Chang has been around since 1953, but that’s not to say the brand only appeals to people like your Dad. Although having said that, an Ascot Chang shirt is a killer Father’s Day present, if you’re still scrabbling around for a gift. We’re loving the summer collection that includes these two shirts (above; HK$1,585 each) made using cotton from the Thomas Mason mill.
Ascot Chang is in Prince’s Building, Central.
Scent of a man Being a clean, nice-smelling man has never been easier. In fact, these days, perhaps men smell too nice? Shouldn’t we reject this namby-pamby cleanliness and get a bit more earthy, woody and musty? What the devil are we saying! We’re happy to add to the men-smelling-nice propaganda by suggesting you check out the grooming products at Penhaligon’s, including the Juniper Sling shower gel (above; HK$370) and the Sartorial deodorant stick (above, right; HK$210).
Penhaligon’s is in IFC Mall, Central.
Homme boys Dior Homme's summer trainer collection (above; HK$6,600 a pair) pops with colour and is based on the classic running shoe design, although we can't imagine you will ever go running in them. The best thing about these shoes is the use of four types of leather: smooth, patent, satin and suede. In a word, fancy.
Dior Homme is in Pacific Place, Admiralty.
Shades of grey Club Monaco is doing all sorts of crazy collaborations these days - it's even hooked up with Noma in Copenhagen to create a boutique inside the restaurant. Thankfully, it's still making quiet, well-designed pieces that can also be purchased outside of Denmark. We like this look of grey trench coat (HK$4,290), houndstooth trousers (HK$1,590) and crew-neck tee (HK$790; all right). The look is completed with a cardigan and trainers, both of which are, sadly, not available in Hong Kong. We also like this mellow look of hopsack blazer (HK$4,890), chinos (HK$990) and crew-neck shirt (HK$990; all left).
Club Monaco is at 5 St Francis Yard, Wan Chai.