Ring in the new Want to know why men don't wear much jewellery? It's all so badly designed. If it's not plain and boring it's extreme bling, which - when you think about it - is also quite boring. Praise, then, Gucci's new men's jewellery collection which takes nature as its inspiration. We love the lion head ring (above right; HK$2,650) and the double tiger head ring (above left; HK$2,850), which are cool, masculine and distinctive. Gucci is at Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay.

Fall guys Italian menswear is among the finest – and the most expensive – in the world. Sometimes though, top quality can also be affordable if you’re willing to look beyond the big names. Boggi Milano (pronounced boj-ee) uses the same mills and fabrics as the big boys, as well as the same techniques and manufacturing processes, yet has markedly more accessible pricing. These two very different autumn looks, for example, both feature classic checked wool jackets (HK$6,900 each), shirts (HK$1,190 each), ties (HK$890 each) and trousers (HK$1,990), which are attractively priced and wonderfully made. Sadly, the jersey and cardigan are not available in Hong Kong. Boggi Milano is in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.

 

The white stuff Keeping your trainers "box fresh" is a total nightmare. To avoid creasing the leather at the tip, you have to "walk" without your toes bending - the penguin waddle. And to keep trainers whiter than white? Never leave home. Really you should accept that trainers, like Lacoste tennis whites, look cooler when worn in a little. These low-tops (above right) are HK$1,100 and the hi-tops (above left) HK$950. Lacoste is at 1 Pedder Street, Central.