1. Keep it zipped We’ve talked about shoemakers branching out into other leather accessories with aplomb before, but we haven’t mentioned Berluti. The French bottier has taken its mastery of leather and its signature treatments and poured them all into the Emblematics collection, which uses the famed Venezia leather with wide, prominent zips. The bags from the collection come in two sizes, Un Jour (left; HK$27,700), which has one zipped compartment, and Deux Jours (right; HK$31,500), which, unsurprisingly, has two. Berluti is in Prince’s Building, Central, tel: 3114 7987. 2. A shoe in Laser-cut patterns have been trendy for a while now but what at first was a mad rush to jump on the gimmicky bandwagon is now a technique only being utilised by a few diehards who insist on doing it right. Sergio Rossi has given its 1970s-inspired anklehigh trainers the laser-cut treatment in several variations. We prefer the white leather version (right; HK$5,450). If you like the trainer style but don’t fancy people seeing your socks, we recommend the black and white fern on printed jute style (left; HK$4,520). Sergio Rossi is in Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, tel: 2670 6028. 3. Kennedy’s in town As presidents go, John F. Kennedy was pretty quotable. “Ich bin ein Berliner,” said by Kennedy, in his thick Boston accent at the height of the cold war, is probably the best-known quote to non-Americans. Hip French brand Civissum has put a new spin on those famous words and created a special collection of jumpers and tees for different cities. So there’s the Ich bin ein Pariser jumper (left; HK$850) and our must-have, the Ich bin ein Hongkonger tee (right; HK$450). Civissum is available at Kapok, 3 Sun Street, Wan Chai, tel: 2520 0114. 4. Greek speak This seems to be the year of Greek mythology, at least in Hollywood, with a sequel to 300 (pretty abject) and not one but two films about Hercules (we’re pretty sure The Rock’s version will put the smackdown on Kellan Lutz’s). Hollywood might shout loudest but it was Dolce & Gabbana that kicked off this renewed love of all things ancient Greek with its spring-summer menswear collection inspired by Archimedes, Hiero and – our personal favourite – Hermocrates. Mythology, ancient architectural prints, sandals and, of course, rippling abs abounded in the collection but it was the oversized streetwear that caught our eye – take the look of oversized kimono Tshirt with mythological print (HK$5,200), wide-striped ankle-length trousers (HK$6,900) and leather gladiator sandals (HK$6,200; all far right). It wasn’t all swords and sandals though. There was plenty of Dolce & Gabbana’s legendary tailoring, such as the quintessentially Italian look of white raffia jacquard jacket (HK$22,800) and trousers (HK$7,600), white shirt (HK$3,800) and white cotton and silk gilet (HK$3,700; all right). Dolce & Gabbana is in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2956 0833.