Army of one

Judging by the wildly successful Call of Duty computer games, it appears that children today love nothing more than ultra-realistic military shoot 'em ups.

Sunday, 5 February, 2012, 12:00am

Narrow minded

Every man past the age of 30 knows how to hide his paunch. Out go the tight-fitting T-shirts, horizontal stripes, jumpers and anything in white. In come the loose-fitting but not billowing clothing, vertical stripes and black, the latter an absolute must.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Strap stars

What do Ringo Starr, Andrew Ridgeley and John Oates have in common? All three are famous, perhaps unfairly, for being carried by more illustrious and talented band members. However, would Messrs Harrison, Lennon & McCartney ever have reached the heights they did without Starr? Would Wham!

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

Living in this climate, my leather watch strap has started to smell, but I don't want to ruin it by cleaning it the wrong way. What is the right way?

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Editor's picks: Autumn handbags

Contrasting materials - suede and leather - and colours transform this simple top handle style into a chic yet elegant accessory. Miss Viv bag (HK$2,400) from Roger Vivier, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2810 8690

13 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Editor's picks: Fun watches

Forget jelly shoes, this jelly watch made from silicone comes in an eye-popping shade of red. The strap is interchangeable so you can experiment with different colours. Time Only watch (HK$1,778) by Toywatch from Sogo, Causeway Bay, tel: 2831 8982

23 Nov 2009 - 12:00am


If I get to pick one bag this season, it would have to be a boxy style. Among all the accessory trends, the boxy bag has appeared in various permutations at brands such as Chloe, YSL and Oscar de la Renta. The retro-inspired shape also matches the elegant, ladylike look that has made a huge comeback this autumn.

21 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Editor's pick: autumn bags

If you're looking for something cool but feminine, try this rose- inspired bag featuring overlapping leather pieces that resemble rose petals. Rose handbag (HK$19,500) from Valentino, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2523 8035

3 Aug 2009 - 12:00am


Phone straps personalise your mobile and make it easier to identify. But finding one that fits your personality and stands out from the crowd can be tough. We've found a range of cool straps to inspire you.

Rody blue pony yellow strap (HK$68) egg@gi shop 113 Tel: 3188 5273

24 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

5 great: evening shoes

If you are looking for a style that is more modern, these futuristic multi-strap sandals feature a Lucite back with perforated holes. Leather sandals (HK$8,600) from Chanel, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2810 0978

8 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

5great: men's duffels

Sleek and structured, this mahogany-brown duffel is crafted from smooth leather with a large pocket at the front. Duffel bag (HK$26,550) from Dunhill, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2537 1009

Supple leather duffels are perennial favourites and this roomy number in soft oak calfskin is sure to be a hit. Duffel Bag (HK$11,500) from Mulberry, Harbour City, TST, tel: 2956 0830

25 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Bags, bags, baguettes

Fendi Spring-summer 2008 sees the release of three ranges of bags: reworkings of the 1990s Fendi Baguette, the Doctor B range and the Selleria collection. The Baguette, designed in 1997 by Silvia Venturini Fendi and meant to be worn under the arm, was inspired by the casual elegance of French women as they leave a boulangerie.

5 May 2008 - 12:00am

Perfect timing

Hermes has a knack for fusing function and fashion and the newest Passe-passe watch is no exception. The design features an interchangeable leather strap and a tiny screw that easily pops off to release the stainless-steel face from the band.

28 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Putting on the glitz: Watches for youngsters

Young adults who want a fine timepiece don't have to dig too deep into their pockets. Many well-known labels have simple pieces that would be perfect for a young person in style and price. 'First and foremost, regardless of brand or appreciation value, when choosing a watch the most important thing is that you really like it,' says Carson Chan from auction house Bonhams.

20 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

5 great ... gym bags

Reminiscent of a vintage travelling duffel, this waxed canvas gym bag features a painted on padlock and the initials P.S. and comes with a long detachable leather strap. Brown gym bag (HK$3,850) by Paul Smith from Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2118 3388

30 Apr 2007 - 12:00am