Shifting into casual mode was no easy task for executive councillors as the rest of Hong Kong shrugged off their suits in support of the Community Chest's annual Dress Casual Day. Of the cabinet members, Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen managed to shed his bow tie, opting for a simple white T-shirt promoting the campaign when he turned up for yesterday's Exco meeting. But for Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa and most other cabinet members, giving up their neckties - but sticking to their business suits - seemed the best they could do. Exco member Leung Chun-ying chose to dress as formally as ever. All he could offer as an excuse when asked about his choice of outfit by reporters was a broad smile. However, newly appointed Exco member Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee's casual chic made her stand out from the crowd. She swapped her usual power suit for a light blue blouse, topped with a black waistcoat and matched by a pair of dark blue trousers. Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie simply replaced her usual skirt suit with a trouser suit. Meanwhile, more than 10,000 HSBC staff at the bank's headquarters in Central donned 'We Love Hong Kong' T-shirts to participate in the annual Dress Casual Day. The bank has been the top corporate sponsor of the annual event for the past 10 consecutive years. In recent years it has dressed its staff and branches in themes ranging from sailing, Y2K and insects to raise money. The bank said it hoped to raise more than $1 million for the charity. Funds will go towards helping families and child welfare.