To most gents, Hong Kong is still the land of cheap suits and great dumplings—but in the past few years they’ve kicked off a full-scale tailoring renaissance, with a blend of colonial style and globalist panache that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. It’s on its way to having the best suits in Asia—and we’ve got five reasons why.
The cargo pant has attracted a lot of followers lately—not least Mark McNairy and Rogues Gallery—but it’s mostly been in a rugged, day-at-the-lumber-mill mode. Move the same pocket to a more traddish milieu and it seems too daring for its own good. Or maybe just daring enough…
Thomas Mason is a hallowed name in the world of shirting (just ask J.Crew), but nobody’s thought of applying that well-combed cotton to neckwear. Until now, that is.
The bespoke shirtmakers at Ascot Chang just released their Spring/Summer offerings, and tucked in among the vintage styles was this three-inch tie, stitched together from an impeccable Thomas Mason plaid. Eat your heart out, madras.
It’s not bespoke like the more customizable offerings from other outfits, but as long as you’re under 6’3” and relatively proficient at knotting, you should be fine.
If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you can spring for a shirt in a matching (but non-diagonal) plaid—but we’d file that one under “advanced studies.”