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When I made plans to visit Hong Kong the shop that was on the top of my list to visit was The Armoury. I’ve read about them in The Rake and follow their fantastic blog on Tumblr. I visited the haberdasher on a sunny Sunday after having some lovely dimsum for brunch. They just opened and were still busy cleaning up the place for the week ahead. The Armoury is as beautiful as the photos I’ve seen. But what the photos don’t convey are the mellow music playing in the background and the lovely smell of leather. The noon time sun brightly shines into the shop bringing out the rich colors of everything on display.

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Stepping inside is like being transported into another world. It looks like an old library but the shelves are now drawers filled with ties from Drakes of London and briefcases. There are couches for discussing the intricacies of menswear. There are stacks of Leon and Men’s Ex – highly covetable Japanese men’s style magazines that are hard to find (the next place I would find them is at the airport). There are many beautiful shoes on display – from the Spanish-made Carmina to the English-made Graziano & Girling. You also have stunning shoe horns from Abbeyhorn and umbrellas from Fox Umbrellas. And the Japanese-made suits from Ring Jacket are quite amazing. The fabric, construction and lining were extremely lightweight – perfect for use during the summer or in tropical climates. They have everything you’d want for the wardrobe of your dreams.
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Ethan was the only one present as the other guys were away. He assisted me in picking out a Sorley silk knit tie. Navy is the most common that I see around and being recommended as a good start but I wanted to be a little adventurous. In the end I picked a light blue tie with yellow dots. I wanted to spend more time talking with Ethan but I still had to visit other areas of Hong Kong island. I look forward to visiting The Armoury again and hope to be back soon.

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The Armoury is located at 307 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong. If you’re taking the MTR, get off at Central station and take the D1 Exit then turn right.