Keep calm and stay organised With men in Hong Kong dressing better these days, thanks to the likes of The Armoury and Ascot Chang, it warms our hearts to see guys investing money in quality small leather goods – pieces that should last years. We’ve sniffed out some gems at JM Weston, which applied its mastery of leather to personal organisers such as the black calfskin All-in-One (above right; HK$5,600) with space for your passport, credit cards and several other things. We also love the Porte Yens leather wallet (above left; HK$4,150), which holds cards and banknotes in the grown-up way, that is, flat. JM Weston is in The Galleria, 9 Queen’s Road Central.
Bull's eye Messrs Dolce & Gabbana must be among the luckiest designers on Earth, constantly travelling the world on "inspiration trips". (That's a creative way to describe a holiday). It seems both Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have spent a great deal of time in Spain in the past year, judging by their summer collection, which is all bulls and matadors. Much of the talk has centred on the smarter ensembles, which play heavily on the matador aesthetic, including the shawl-lapel three-piece suit (HK$32,900) with high flat-cut waistcoat. The look is completed with a skinny tie (HK$1,900) and black suede loafers (HK$6,500; all above right). The more casual looks echo the best of sun-kissed Spain, as seen on the silk bull-print vest top (HK$5,100), knee-length shorts (HK$9,500) and red and black trainers (HK$12,900; all above left). Dolce & Gabbana is in Chater House, Central.
Forty and fabulous Tumi celebrated 40 years of business this year - that's four decades of rock-solid, dead-reliable, never-fail luggage. In recent years, creative director George Esquivel has made the brand sexy, with his special talent with leather. The limited-edition 1975 collection of classic bags is rather un-Tumi-like. The full set includes a carry-on (HK$12,390), slim briefcase (HK$8,590), slim portfolio (HK$6,190), backpack (HK$7,590), cross-body bag (HK$4,790) and, of course, the leather luggage tag (HK$790; all pictured above). Tumi is in The Landmark, Central.
Generation Y-3 Long before Adidas got into bed with the likes of Kanye, Rihanna, Jeremy Scott, Pharrell, Missy Elliott, Rick Owens, Raf Simons … OK, the list is endless. Anyway, long before Adidas batted its eyelashes at everyone popular, it worked with Japanese master designer Yohji Yamamoto, creating the now iconic Y-3 label. Fashion being what it is, Y-3 is now considered part of the establishment, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still cut it, as a new limited-edition collection exclusive to Matchesfashion. com shows. We like the Yohji print T-shirt (above left; HK$1,660) and tote (above right; HK$1,260), namely because they’re the only things we can afford but there’s lots of great stuff there, so take a look before everything is sold out. Y-3 is available from matchesfashion.com.
Beach boys Maintaining summer footwear for beach bums and poolside prowlers (wait, that sounds wrong, but you know what we mean) is a constant chore as sand, dust, chlorine and the sun can all but ruin your kicks within hours. The smart policy is to get some stylish summer shoes you're OK with ruining and can replace on the fly, and that can only mean H&M. We recommend the sand coloured slip-on (below; HK$400) and we're enamoured by these patterned plimsolls (right; HK$250) - perfect for the pool. H&M is at 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.