PATRICK Tsang Hill-fung was dressed casually yesterday. He was 'hanging out' in Tsim Sha Tsui East - in clothes worth a mere $5,000. 'I do not blindly adore brand-name clothes,' the 17-year-old said, but admitted he was drawn to name-brands. Patrick's most expensive accessory is his $2,800 Katharine Hamnett school bag, bought from his favourite Green Peace store. This month, he bought a pair of shoes costing $1,100 and was debating whether to lash out on a $300 sweater. On top of his monthly pocket money of about $3,000, Patrick's parents usually hand out extra cash for clothes. Chan Wai-yan, 14, adores brand names but says he is not as lucky as Patrick. 'My friends can go and buy whatever they like, for example D&G, Guess, DKNY, but I dare not ask my parents for those because they are all expensive,' he said. According to a survey by RTHK and the University of Hong Kong released yesterday, the two youngsters are far from unique. Teenagers saved only 21 per cent of their income, with most of the outlay going on entertainment and clothes, the research found. Few had part-time jobs. About 92 per cent received all their cash from their parents. Nike, which came out as the most-worn brand in the survey, was delighted. 'Nike is an American brand and Hong Kong is still very much biased towards the West,' said the firm's advertising, public relations and display manager Athena Lam Man-lai. While mainstream US brands such as Nike, Levis and Reebok were typically worn by 10 to 20 per cent of teenagers, there was a significant minority wearing highly priced fashion items such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Giorgio Armani, DKNY and Versace. A common fear among youth campaigners is that classmates' pressure over brand-name clothing can mean students from poorer families have to take part-time jobs to buy their desired items. Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups spokesman Paul Chan Kam-cheung said that if brand-name purchases were funded by parents there was no problem, but if they were funded by part-time jobs then schoolwork could suffer. Of those with part-time jobs, almost half worked in shops while 32 per cent acted as tutors.