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Men's Style: 3 Ways for Gents to Look Smart on a Night Out

Gents, want to look good at the club? Here's how it's done in muggy Hong Kong weather.

PUBLISHED : Friday, 17 June, 2016, 12:07pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:11pm

On a night on the town, the clothes make the man. That can be tough in Hong Kong’s muggy weather, even after dark. I enlisted the help of Quentin Pitingo and Danilo Martins, who model by day and promote club Play at night, to show you how it’s done.

The Elegant Gent Danilo Martins

Collar Up
If you want to look boss in the club (or look like you’re paying), get a nice, thin formal shirt like this plain button-up with colored details from the RCANO Classic collection.
$549 from RCANO,

Read More: How to Look Fresh in Hong Kong Heat

Blazer Hot
Unless it’s a special occasion like an opening party or your birthday, skip the full suit on a Hong Kong summer night out. Just go with a light blazer: and remember to pick something nice underneath so you’re sure to look on point even if you lose the jacket.

Pocket of Sunshine
The pocket square is a crucial final touch to your look. Get a printed one like these from Cuffs.​

$70 from Cuffs, 2/F, Yuen Yick Building, 27-29 Wellington St., Central, 

The Casual Clubber Rafael Raya Cano

Plain Ol’ Polo
A big no to plain t-shirts: those are for daytime. If you’re hitting the club but you want to go for a more casual look, go with a polo shirt. This black Lacoste shirt will definitely upscale your look.

Four Eyes
For the final touch, put on a pair of fake reading glasses for some sophistication. Make sure if flatters the shape of your face. You can easily find a pair at the Ladies Market in Mong Kok.
Ladies Market, Tung Choi Street.

Watch This Space

Although your outfit might be casual, you still want to get noticed. Strap on a fancy watch—this gold one from Nordic Time is just what you need! 

Iconic 38 Gold Sapphire watch, $2,020 from Nordic Time,


Read more: From Walk of Shame to Runway-Ready

The Fun Guy Quentin Pitingo

Unlikely Combo
Choose a shirt with a cool, unlikely design. This one with elbow patches and a mandarin collar from the classic RCANO collection is sure to make you stand out from the crowd.

Trouser Time
You can’t go wrong with a pair of slim fit trousers. I recommend choosing slightly shorter ones which end at the ankles. Make sure to match them with a pair of smart shoes, with low or no socks.
Black skinny trousers, $1,074 from Calvin Klein Platinum, Shop 304, 3/F, Ocean Terminal, 7-27 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui.

Kept in Suspenders
Add a fun feature to your outfit: men’s suspenders are making a comeback! A simple pair from Ladies Market will do.
Around $60 (depends how you haggle) from Ladies Market. 

Read More: Everything You Need to Know to Step Up Your Suit Game

More Accessories

Paper Clip
There is no need to bring your big wallet. A light and practical money clip or cardholder with the necessary cash, one or two credit cards and your ID will be enough. Dry and Co.’s handmade leather card holder is sold together with a customized leather money clip.

Cool Beads
Accessorize your outfit with the right bracelet, necklace or even an earring, just make sure it’s not too bling bling (which can get trashy). Do not wear caps or sunglasses to the club!

Skull bead bracelet, $225 from Moda Looks,


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