Dandy & Dapper

A sartorial query for you. As I imagine might be the case with a number of your readers, I am required to keep receipts for business lunches and taxis and these tend to pile up over the month.

Sunday, 16 October, 2011, 12:00am

All the latest gadgets

For Him

1 Bring out his inner rock star with these guitar-shaped, cufflinks in a cool shade of red. Guitar cufflinks (HK$1,050) from Paul Smith.

3 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Lawyer questions police methods

ATV reporter turned barrister Stanley Ma Ho-fai stands accused of stealing a bra based merely on a witness' momentary glance, his counsel argued in Eastern Court yesterday.

6 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

A fistful of cents ... good for the piggy bank but not much else

The smallest things in life are always the most overlooked. While we're ignoring them, we don't realise how much they're costing us. The face value of our 10- and 20-cent coins is less than what it takes to produce them. Even more puzzling, we don't have much need for them.

12 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

The goods

Colour code

9 May 2010 - 12:00am


Coming up with ideas for Christmas presents for friends is never easy - and it can be particularly difficult when it comes to gifts for guys. Here are some last-minute tips for both guys and girls

Tough Jeansmith wallet and belt HK$495

18 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Pocket pleasure

Calfskin credit-card holder by Versace HK$1,150

Wallet by Dooney & Bourke enquiries 2882 8058

Wallet by Dunhill HK$2,395

Wallet by Vivienne Westwood HK$1,360

Wallet by Tod's HK$1,800

Wallet by Ferragamo HK$2,600

Wallet by Alan Alridge HK$2,550

Wallet by DAKS enquiries 2175 0193

11 Sep 2009 - 12:00am


Boycott (HK$920)

White may be unisex, but when guys accessorise in white, it proves their cool credentials. Perfectly sized to slip into a pocket and the button closure makes sure nothing will fall out.

Boycott (HK$1,200)

12 Jun 2009 - 12:00am


Wallets are not just holders for you cards and money - they can be colourful and stylish accessories. Playful colours go best with a casual look while black and brown are good for formal attire.

Rabeanco Calf Leather Wallet HK$540

Comes in beige, brown, lavender and orange, this wallet makes a perfect, stylish accessory. Tel: 2245 5085

20 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Carry it off

Think pink is the message at French maison Goyard; the luxury brand has added the colour to its collection of bags and accessories. Tai-tais will love the hue, which is part Barbie, part Victoria's Secret. Look for it on signature items such as wallets (right; HK$5,850), women's and men's bags, travel hold-alls (above right; HK$23,400) and trolleys (HK$41,690).

18 May 2008 - 12:00am

The metro

My latest accessories came from a snake shop, after I'd had some tasty snake soup. Called Shia Wong Hip, the shop is one of the few reasons I venture to Sham Shui Po. The shopkeeper, Chau Ka-ling, is also known as 'snake lady'.

I bought a snakeskin belt and a carpskin wallet, both as authentic as you can get. Silver fish skin was mounted on a calf leather wallet.

5 May 2008 - 12:00am

Also not a bag

Luxury brand Chloe may be known for bags but it has released a slew of fun accessories that are just as covetable and won't put such a substantial dent in your budget. Based on popular bags such as the Bay, Heloise and Paddington, a range of wallets, purses, keyrings, necklaces, bracelets, phone straps and bag charms is available.

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

5 great: women's wallets

This brightly coloured teal wallet with motorcycle details will be hard to miss even in the largest tote. Long wallet (HK$3,900) from Balenciaga, Entertainment Building, Central, tel: 3428 8086

21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am


Getting shirty

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

5 great: men's wallets

This unique wallet is made from cream waxed cotton with a diamond striped pattern. Billfold (HK$1,715) by Paul Smith from Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2118 3388

Simple with a subtle detail, this black leather billfold has a discreet patent leather strip on the front. Wallet (HK$2,300) from Dior Homme, 1 Peking Road, TST, tel: 3417 3002

10 Sep 2007 - 12:00am