Oscar wild OK, so it’s been a month or so since the Oscars and, generally speaking, the academy got most of the major awards right. Yes, Birdman was the best film, by a country mile. Absolutely nothing happens in Boyhood. Nothing. When it came to best actor though, we weren’t convinced by that scamp Eddie Redmayne and would have plumped for Michael Keaton, or even Miles “Whiplash” Teller, who was sporting these nifty Montblanc cufflinks (above left; HK$2,810) at the ceremony. We were also amazed that Bradley Cooper got nominated at all for American Sniper, but he did look rather dapper on the red carpet wearing this Montblanc cufflinks and studs set (above right; HK$5,160). Montblanc is in 1881 Heritage, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2367 7266. Fit to be tied Scarves divide men almost as much as the musical abilities of Pharrell Williams. Full disclosure: The goods isn’t keen on PW and that was the case long before the ironic travesty of Happy. But we do like scarves. A lot. So we’re going to champion them until someone tells us not to. For spring, treat yourself to one from Isaia (above; HK$2,700 each), both of which have that dash of Neapolitan sprezzatura. Isaia is in The Landmark, Central, tel: 2522 9322. Dark age Alexander Wang's menswear for Balenciaga isn't for everybody, especially not your mate Terry who loves going to the Hong Kong Sevens "for the banter". But, trust us, watered-down versions of Wang's spring-summer collection are bound to hit the high street in no time. For fashionistas, though, Balenciaga is an immediate must. These two looks sum up Wang's interesting mash-up of street and formal wear. The fashion-forward look of black leather double-breasted peacoat (HK$35,400) matched with black leather shorts (HK$14,600) and black ankle boots (HK$8,000; all above right) isn't for the faint-hearted but you would definitely turn heads. The coat and shorts look is something Wang is pretty fond of this season, and the second all-black ensemble is a bit more wearable: jacket (HK$14,600), leather shirt (HK$15,200), shorts (HK$5,200) and boots (HK$8,000; all above left). Balenciaga is in The Landmark, tel: 3428 8086. Carven craving Guillaume Henry is no more (no, he’s not dead, he’s just moved from Carven to Nina Ricci. We should really have phrased that better). Carven, however, is keeping Henry’s spirit alive and experimenting. Its spring-summer collection features cartoon prints and, we have to say, we love them. The grey jumper with traffic-cone print (above right; HK$2,390) is a fave but we also like the black and white jumper (above left; HK$2,790) with a number of different illustrations including a wheelie bin. Derelicte! Carven is available at Harvey Nichols, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 3968 2668.