Keepy uppy Unless you’re a hater or living under a rock, you’ll know the Uefa Euro 2016 football championship is in full swing. No doubt you’ve been gripped by football fever and are itching to hit the pitch for a kick-about. You’ll need the right kit, of course, and we recommend soccer shoes from the new Adidas Mercury collection (HK$659 and up) that are so space age they look nothing like the football boots of old. Adidas is at 36 Queen’s Road Central.


Note worthy Moleskine, the maker of those ubiquitous little black notebooks with the rounded corners, only came into existence in 1997 and has since ballooned into a €500 million (HK$4.4 billion) company. Mainly because of notebooks. Crazy. Having made its fortune from one product, Moleskine has now branched out into small leather goods and they’re really rather good. We like the zip wallet (top; HK$898) and the more classic version (above; HK$598) from the Lineage collection. Moleskine is in IFC Mall, Central.


The Iceman cometh For men, a standard element of any beach holiday is a passive-aggressive, super-competitive “fun” game on the sand. Think of the homoerotic volleyball game from Top Gun. Yes, we’ve all pretended to be nonchalant while trying as hard as we can to win. Anyway, if you’re jetting off soon you’ll need some beach sports kit and we recommend the Frescobol Carioca bat and ball set (above; HK$1,373) all the way from Rio. Frescobol Carioca is available from


Shorts stop You’ve got the bat and ball, but you’ll also need some snazzy beachwear and we’re loving model David Gandy’s latest collection for Marks & Spencer. Sure, as the world’s most famous male model, Gandy will look infinitely better in the shorts (above left; HK$299) and loose trousers (above right; HK$499) than the rest of us ever will, but they’re classy whatever your body type. Marks & Spencer is at 28 Queen’s Road Central.