The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire. By "roof", we mean "your head" and, yes, it's that time of year when we need to think about getting that summer hat. One obvious place to look is H&M, which always has a large line of baseball caps, which this year includes the snazzy Tribeca NYC version (above right; HK$129). There's also old faithful, the humble straw hat (above left; HK$99), which might make you look a bit silly but will keep your bonce cool. H&M is at 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Backpacking heat The tyranny of the tote still reigns supreme when it comes to men's bags (and, we'll confess, we are totes into totes) but there's always room for an eye-catching backpack. We love the new direction Ports 1961 has taken its accessories, as seen in the denim bag featuring a star motif (above left; HK$9,400) and the black leather and nylon backpack (above right; HK$12,200), which has the legend #FollowMe, a playful poke at Instagram culture. Ports 1961 is at 116 Canton Road.
Prepare to croc Last month was Hong Kong's most humid April in 45 years. According to those boffins at the Observatory, we had a total of 55.4 hours of bright sunshine last month, just over half the normal amount. Egads! Anyway, hope springs eternal and May is already looking brighter so we recommend getting yourself some new shades, such as these offerings from Lacoste. There's the new Floatable collection (top; HK$1,120), which, you guessed it, won't sink when you lose them in the water, and the Magnetic pair (above; HK$1,630), with extendable arms that connect and become a neck strap. Lacoste is available at Luen Kwong Optical, 131 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei.
Sole brothers Brooks Brothers' success comes down to its consistency. If you want quality, well-made staples of American preppyness that don't succumb to trends and fads, then there really aren't too many brands that do it better than these guys. Aside from the chinos and Oxford shirts, the New York-based label also does a rather nifty line of footwear, namely the classic driving shoe (above; HK$1,650) and the perfect-for-Hong-Kong leather boat shoe (top; HK$1,750). Brooks Brothers is in IFC Mall, Central.