Check in the male Burberry has come a long way since the days when its iconic check was core to a Lonsdale tracksuit and Fred Perry cap ensemble. Thanks to an aggressive rebrand, we now have the likes of teen heart throb Jamie Campbell Bower and model Cara Delevingne throwing a trench or five over their shoulders. The British brand is back with a revamped selection of outerwear for the lads this season, including the super snug brown suede and shearling doublebreasted trench coat (above right; HK$52,000) and fail-safe classic the double-breasted trench (above left; HK$18,000). Burberry is in Alexandra House, Central, tel: 2868 3511. Ye olde motif Dolce & Gabbana's advertising campaigns are always worth a gander - gushing with Italianness, the storylines are dramatic and acted out by legions of the most po-faced (albeit beautiful) models you've ever seen. This year, the theme is medieval glamour on 21st century materials and cuts: think bejewelled snoods, images of kings plastered on fleecy sweatshirts and neoprene coats with heavy, sheepskin collars. It's a pretty loud collection but the accessories are a subtler blend of eccentric prints on swarthy leathers: we're fans of the slouchy sword print backpack (above left; HK$12,700) and the key print briefcase (above right; HK$11,500). Dolce & Gabbana is in Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2525 5815. A different Drumohr Hailing from the chilly plains of Dumfries, in Scotland, Drumohr's knitwear can be trusted to see you through the winter months. The label dates back to 1770 but, in 2006, it was acquired by an Italian entity that wanted to revive the brand's reputation for quality woollens; Dumfries' calcium-infused waters are ideal for rinsing wool and cashmere. A favourite among British and European royals, it's certainly good enough for us. Don the cosy blue crew neck (above; HK$6,300) or go for the festive green version (top; HK$5,300). Drumohr is available at Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2118 3388. Tread softly If summer is the season of casual style, then winter is the time to scrub up. Classy footwear is a staple worth investing in and Armani's winter collection heralds the return of chunky soles and flashy lines - think Doc Martens with a quirky, futuristic twist. For fans of the straight and narrow, there are elegant, clean-cut styles, too, such as the slim, patent evening shoe (above; HK$5,200), best worn with tuxedo trousers and a jazzy jacket. If you're feeling bold, grab a pair of the hefty brogues in dark green (top right; HK$5,900) or the silver-studded oxfords with detailed grain (top left; HK$7,200). Emporio Armani is in Lee Gardens Two, Causeway Bay, tel: 2808 0781.