Boys in blue Menswear goes through all sorts of colour trends but here we reckon you can never go wrong with good, old, simple blue. We’re liking the plain blue tees (above left; HK$170) at American Eagle. And, for a bit of variety, there’s the great blue striped raglan long-sleeved tee (above right; HK$290). American Eagle is in Langham Place, Mong Kok.
Rock candy If rock kids had any money and weren’t obsessed with outdoing each other by finding the thriftiest of threads, then we’re pretty sure they would shop at Lanvin. Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver have perfected the urban-chic look they are always banging on about in this ensemble of long sleeveless jacket with embroidered lockstitch (HK$27,300), loose pale pink tee (HK$4,300), skinny-fit trousers in black wool (HK$5,900), calfskin belt (HK$5,100), ankle boots (HK$17,400) and, of course, all the rock ‘n’ roll accoutrements such as an aged silver metal bracelet (HK$2,500) and aged brass long necklace (HK$2,900; all above right). For budding frontmen, we also recommend this look of short-sleeved shirt-jacket in burgundy (HK$10,400), slim-fit black tweed trousers (HK$9,800), calfskin belt (HK$3,800), python-print derby shoes (HK$16,000) and navy blue messenger bag (HK$11,500) all topped off with a necklace with palladium fringes (HK$2,300) and cloud chain bracelet in ruthenium brass (HK$2,300; all above left). Lanvin is in IFC Mall, Central.
American express “Made in the USA” cachet has soared in recent years. Some of the best denim, leather goods, clothing and footwear is coming out of Los Angeles, from brands such as Esquivel, a shoemaker with a modern, hipstery flair. We love the Spring Captoe (above left; HK$7,364), which is 100 per cent leather – the upper, the lining, the sole and the heel. We’re also big fans of the Vern Captoe (above right; HK$7,674), a lace-up boot that comes in a number of colours. If Esquivel doesn’t have your size, and you’re willing to wait a few weeks, it will make a pair for you. Now that’s service! Esquivel is available at store.esquivelshoes.com.