Stick your neck out Hong Kong doesn’t get that cold in September, so you can keep the shearling jacket on ice for another month or two. It does, however, get chilly enough to bust out a scarf. OK, maybe it doesn’t, but you can pull it off anyway. We recommend the trendy and affordable offerings at H&M (above; HK$149 to HK$249). H&M is at 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.


Purple patch Favoured by monarchy (both Britain's Queen Elizabeth and rock royalty Prince), the papacy and the Joker, purple in menswear is seen as the preserve of the eccentric, people who like pickling things and those who wear sunglasses indoors. It's time to change that. Hermès is promoting purple and we love this look of deep lilac sweatshirt, made of Scottish plaid madras wool (HK$19,700), with a cashmere turtleneck (HK$12,500) and navy gabardine trousers (HK$4,400; all above right). We also dig this ensemble of lambskin coat (HK$141,500), extra-fine-wool pullover (HK$8,700), wool and cotton trousers (HK$5,900) and, of course, purple cashmere scarf (HK$3,300; all above left). Hermès is in Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay.

Fine wine This autumn’s menswear colour, according to the style gurus in London, New York, Milan and Paris, is green. Military green, to be more specific. Us peace-loving beatniks here at The goods, however, prefer burgundy. Enter Longchamp’s Etrier Toile bag collection in that exact colour. The canvas bags with leather detailing come in three varieties; backpack (above right; HK$4,450), tote (above left; HK$3,800) and, our fave, the briefcase (top left; HK$4,150). Longchamp is in Elements, West Kowloon.