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I'm hopping on a plane in a few days. Where can I get a metal watch strap fixed at short notice and maybe buy a new, different strap to change it every so often for different occasions? The watch might not be real. Will that cause problems?

Sunday, 8 July, 2012, 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

I like the look of those shirts with the snap buttons and they seem easy to take on and off, but where can I buy one?

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

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Do all shirts come with cheap plastic stays these days? I remember my dad used to have some beautiful metal (maybe silver) ones. At Hermes, where I get most of my ties, they showed me scarves not stays. Any idea if anyone makes these any more?

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

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I have a couple of double-breasted blazers bought decades ago (I'm in my mid-70s). My son advises me not to wear them because he thinks double-breasted blazers are out of fashion. May I have your advice, please?

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

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I've just started dating a man who is really lovely. There's just one problem. A few, actually. He's got some stray nose hairs that stick out, and he'd be so much more attractive without them but I can't exactly say anything, can I? My girlfriends suggested I should leave a hint, like buy him a nose hair cutter and place it by the sink in his bathroom. Where are those sold?

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

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I rarely wear a tie and tend to dress casually, but I hate cheap quality. My favourite T-shirt brand, for example, is Sunspel, which I haven't encountered yet in Hong Kong. Any ideas?

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

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I just discovered Boardwalk Empire and am obsessed with that old-world style. Where can I get shoes like the ones in the opening sequence?

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

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I need some shoes for the rainy weather, but wearing rain boots in this city feels excessive and they look ridiculous with my suits. My wife has over the years found some fashionable rubber shoes by Melissa, but we have not seen any men's shoes by that brand. Does such a thing exist?

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

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I tend to wear conservative clothes and shoes and don't want to stray too far from that, but I was recently taken with a pair of traditional shoes that had a coloured (was it yellow?) sole. Of course, I didn't dare ask the gentleman wearing them where they were purchased.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

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Let me preface this by telling you I'm not really a fan of the clothing, but I've used Ed Hardy's cologne for a while and am a bit stumped now that the store near my office, in Exchange Square, Central, has disappeared. Am I going to have to give up weekend time to schlep all over town for this?

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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I love rockabilly and am always picking pieces here and there that might work. I heard there's a brand in Hong Kong that does rockabilly clothing, but no one can tell me the name of it.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

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Is it OK to wear brown shoes with a blue suit? I thought it was banned, but I've seen some guys doing it and it being featured as 'stylish' examples on blogs.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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In this heat, my hair kind of just sits, partly sweaty, on top of my head. I can't figure out how to make it look good, even with the hair stuff my girlfriend bought me. I've been thinking about shaving it all off. Is that a good idea?

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

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I find it helps to dress to impress, as they say, especially in Asia. I always like to have good-looking pens, particularly for client meetings, and now that I'm working in China, I want one with some sort of Chinese style. Recommendations?

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

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An old buddy of mine had on a great pair of Japanese jeans the other day that were very light. He said he bought them in Causeway Bay and they changed his life. Considering how much I suffer in the Hong Kong heat, I'd like to get myself a pair, but he became cagey when I asked for details, so I'm hoping to find them with your help instead. Help?

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

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