Ripper! The designers at Jack Wills have been spending a lot of time at Liberty of London, judging by their current obsession with theatrical prints. The paisley motif has worked a treat on jackets, tees and shorts, and is seemingly a charm on summer headwear, too (above left; HK$250). If wearing wallpaper on your head is a bit much for you then there are also plenty of plain, single-colour options (above right; also HK$250). Jack Wills is at 77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay.
Saint Giorgio Kim Kardashian may not be able to spell his name (is it Georgio, Gregorio or George?), but she's not exactly known for her intellectual fortitude. The rest of the world, however, is comfortably familiar with Mr Armani, or Giorgio to his friends and non-reality-television stars. His summer collection has gained praise for returning to the flowing looks that made his name in the 1980s, but there were still a few ensembles that showed the sharp tailoring of recent years. One such look was made up of a houndstooth jacket with patch pockets in wool (HK$28,000), shirt with raglan shoulder in steel grey (HK$7,400), woven printed tie (HK$2,000) and café leather shoes (HK$7,450; all above right). The slim-fit houndstooth trousers are not yet priced for Hong Kong. We also like the more leisurely look of checked jacket (HK$20,000), crewneck wool jumper (HK$9,200), slim-fit trousers with small pleat in silk jacquard (HK$12,000), leather belt (HK$3,400) and wonderful camel leather shoes (HK$7,450; all above left). Giorgio Armani is in Chater House, Central.
Loud cuckoo land What we learned from this year's Pitti Uomo - the menswear trade show based in Florence that's more akin to a sleepover where all the boys put on their best clothes and twirl in front of the mirror - is that flamboyancy in men's clothes is still the thing. The Italian labels do this better than most, Sergio Rossi, for example, has taken the humble slip-on trainer (above right; HK$5,680) or ankle-length boot (above left; HK$8,000), slap on a whole load of zips and kink and make it interesting. Sergio Rossi is in Elements, West Kowloon.
Wrist management We don’t usually feature much tech here at The goods as, to be honest, we pinpoint the decline of man as a species as the day smartphones were invented. However, every now and then something comes along that shakes us free of our luddite tendencies. The Jawbone UP3 (above; HK$1,588) is one of those wearable doohickeys that tracks your heart rate and monitors your sleep. Whereas the other options on the market are all substance and no style, the UP3 takes functionality and fashion equally seriously. The Jawbone UP3 is available at the Apple Store, IFC Mall, Central.