Every fashion season looks for a colour to usurp black from its perch as the stylish set's favourite shade. Last spring it was blue. Before that it was red. So for the upcoming autumn-winter season, the colour to stock up on is grey. To many, grey is considered the dullest of colours simply because it is neither here nor there. It can be flat and lifeless and is more commonly associated with religious habits or baseball uniforms. Not the stuff street-style photographs that go viral are made of. Can you really see yourself dressed in head-to-toe grey? But if we are to go by Dunhill's take on the look (right), grey can be multi-dimensional. You just have to know how to utilise it to your benefit. Mix different textures like a knitted cashmere sweater (HK$6,995) with wool pants (HK$3,400). The wonderful thing about grey is that it can go from as light as a feather to as dark as charcoal, giving you a gamut to put together an ensemble that is far from boring. So, mix the many different tonalities and shades of the colour. Think Cary Grant in those Alfred Hitchcock films or the cast of Mad Men. With the new stock arriving in stores, you'll find every wardrobe element in various shades of the colour, from suits to jeans to coats and even shoes like Hogan leather lace-ups with rubber soles in a grey rubbed finish (left, HK$3,300). Throw on a Roger Dubuis Excalibur watch (right, HK$235,000) with a light grey dial for a touch of muted luxury. Wear those lace-ups with light grey jeans and a leather jacket for that rock 'n' roll look, or you can pair them with a crewneck sweater from Scotch & Soda (available at Lane Crawford Lab Concept; above, HK$1,000) and wool trousers from Burberry Prorsum (right, HK$7,900) for a casual contemporary style.