Brush up Something is stirring over in the Western district. With a whole slew of new shops selling all sorts of weird and wonderful things, there's also a dangerous number of bearded, bespectacled hipsters roaming about looking for a tattoo parlour. One of our new fave places is Get.Give, an emporium of incredibly useful products - i.e. a saviour for the lazy boyfriend/father/son at Christmas. We love the eight-piece shoe brush kit from Redecker (above; HK$420) that covers leather, suede and other materials and comes in a wonderful metal box. Get.Give is at 14 Po Tuck Street, Sai Ying Pun.
Comeback kids Richard Nicoll joining Jack Wills as creative director was the best thing that ever happened to the brand, which was in danger of running out of steam. Nicoll's high-end style and Jack Wills' preppy aesthetic have merged into menswear that's as cool as it is casual. This look sums up how on-trend Jack Wills is right now: the centrepiece Oxburgh camel overcoat (HK$3,880) is paired with a Colwyn pink dress shirt (HK$1,000), Barberry grey slim chinos (HK$680) and Millcroft chunky fringed loafers (HK$1,200; all above right). We also like this preppy look of Belgrave grey blazer (HK$2,500), Salcombe flannel shirt (HK$750), Buckingham suit trousers (HK$1,200) and the same Millcroft loafers (all above left). Jack Wills is at 77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay.
Swede sensation Does every Swede work in the fashion industry? There are so many quality clothing and accessories brands from the Scandinavian country that you have to wonder. Sandqvist is yet another label (this time, for bags) that combines quality materials, clean and modern design and Scandinavian cool. We like the colourful roll-top backpack (above left; HK$3,990) and the rather nifty black doctor's bag with shoulder straps (above right; HK$5,390). Sandqvist is available from Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central.