Dandy & Dapper

I saw some sunglasses the other day that reminded me of the ones I used to wear instead of ski goggles in the 1980s. Are they still sold in stores or am I going to have to dig through my parents' attic?

Sunday, 12 February, 2012, 12:00am

Riot police swap blue berets for red hats

Officers shed tough-guy image for morning of seasonal fund-raising

It is common for the public to perceive the Police Tactical Unit as a group of tough guys with guns and shields, but they can act as Santa Claus as well - serving the city with care.

27 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Cool new image for ambulance crews

Hong Kong's 2,200 ambulancemen and women today swap their safari-style uniforms of the last 30 years for a new outfit their boss says will be more convenient.

Crews yesterday gave the $1.3 million makeover the thumbs-up.

5 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Guarding against confusion

Uniforms of 41,000 security guards in Beijing will be modified next month to make them look less like police officers, ending a practice that has caused public confusion.

Currently people of both professions wear sky-blue shirts and navy blue pants, and sometimes the only difference is a light stripe down a guard's trousers, the Beijing Morning Post reported yesterday.

21 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Some show a lack of Portuguese sentiments

There were policemen in Portuguese-style berets, a marching band playing slightly out of tune and noisy throngs of schoolchildren. Joining them were a host of officials in crisp white uniforms, men in dark suits and women in tight-fitting dresses.

17 Jun 1999 - 12:00am