Shopping for World Cup jerseys in Hong Kong
It's time to show your true colours by pulling on your favourite team's shirt
An instant name and number printing service is available at all three branches (Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui and Central) and takes 45 minutes during non-peak hours. The company also sells autographed shirts and other items, including a Pele-autographed Brazil top and Cristiano Ronaldo-autographed boots, which both come with a certificate.
Many pundits see Belgium as the dark horses in Brazil. Unfortunately, there is no distributor of the team's shirts in Hong Kong. The Mong Kok shop has, however, made an effort to import shirts so fans of Belgian players such as Eden Hazard and Vincent Kompany won't be disappointed. Printing takes less than 15 minutes.
The company has stores in Mong Kok, Wan Chai, Lok Fu and Kwun Tong. It stocks vintage shirts and has monthly promotions.
The deal for May, announced on its Facebook page, is buy-two-get-one-free. A 2009 England strip comes free with the purchase of one of five 2014 World Cup shirts and one of the selected five national strips from 2008, which together cost HK$899.
We do not approve of counterfeits, but if your budget is limited, the Ladies Market (Tung Choi Street) in Mong Kok and the Temple Street Night Market in Yau Ma Tei have stalls with walls of colourful shirts at an affordable price - especially if you are good at bargaining.
If you're after something more creative, why not design your own shirt? Wearing a one-of-a-kind creation with a witty slogan, a caricature of your favourite player or some rival-baiting quip is going to be more rewarding than being one of those people who takes the well-trodden path to fandom by wandering around in a shirt with the name of a man you've never met on your back. Knock up a design and get it to a T-shirt printer for a cheap and interesting take on your country of choice.
The best part? They cost you less than counterfeit strips and allow you to stand out from the crowd while still showing your colours.