An Essential For Any Beach Bound Gent

Ah summer. A special, magical time of year when the days get longer and the skirts shorter, when the weekdays fly by and the weekends linger as you toast the season on junk trips to Sai Kung, BBQs in Stanley and picnics on Lantau.


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With the summer heat settling over the city, these are the al fresco bars Hong Kong’s gents in the know will be visiting to toast our favourite season.


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Time to Slide, Shenzhen

You may remember, during those golden years of your childhood, carefree summers spent in the backyard with the hose,


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Awesome Just Got Smaller

For many years during our teenage times, we became obsessed about size. It wasn’t that we were dissatisfied with what we had been given;


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One for the Kiwis

New Zealanders are not exactly the most gregarious of people. They don’t have the bravado of the Australians or Americans,


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The Best of Both Worlds

So you feel like you’ve earned a little break from the coal face, an interlude from the rat race? Perhaps to a coveted locale where the women are bronzed and the cocktails chilled.


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Make sure you hit the beach in style this summer with NecesCity’s selection of the most dapper swim trunks around.


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In It to Win It

With the Greece economic shambles, the crash of the Shanghai stock market, and the ‘technical glitch’ that recently shortened New York’s trading day, 


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Summer has well and truly taken over Hong Kong, which means long days on the beach spent enjoying the sun, scoping out the...scenery, and sinking a few beers.


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Old-School Challenges

We’re competitive beasts by nature.


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The Craft of Simplicity

For the longest time, SoHo was the default place to head to for a pre-lads’ dinner.


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Helping You Help Yourself

So you’ve perfected the art of the pickup. You’re looking great, you’re smelling fantastic, you have all the right talking points, you’ve made her smile, you’ve made her laugh, and now you’re desperately hailing for a cab.


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Because Knowledge is Power

It doesn’t matter whether you’re reading a first edition, a tablet in the dark, or the Dilbert cartoon strip across your girlfriend’s lower back, reading is important. Reading inspires, revitalises, intrigues, and intoxicates the imagination, building character and enriching the soul in the process – and who knows, you might learn a thing or two along the way. So here are a few classic titles every gent should be reading (or re-reading) this year.


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Neo

Keep Your Friends Closer

Proximity is one factor that controls the human race.


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Scotty, We Need More Power

No matter where you go or what you do when you get there, it seems we’re always in need of power, to keep smartphones working, laptops up and running or even cameras going when on holiday.


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Watch Your Self

The concept of Big Brother, an all-seeing, all-knowing, all-watching power, today personified by conspiracy theorists as any standing government, originated in George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty Four.


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The warm weather of a Hong Kong summer is almost upon us and that means long, lazy afternoons at the beach, evenings dining alfresco, rooftop barbeques and of course, junkathons.


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Let There Be Light

Since cavemen roamed the savannah in search of prey, we have needed light.


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So we've all seen those death-defying videos filmed on pint-sized action cameras strapped to the heads of daredevils as they leap off bridges, ride mountain tracks at high speed or leap from perfectly good airplanes.


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Give Your Mate the Bullet

Knowing what to give a good male friend for his birthday can sometimes be tricky.


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Sharpen Up for Summer

While it’s well-known that not every guy on the street places hygiene and grooming as high on the priority list as say, a threesome with the runners up in a ladies' Brazilian beach volleyball tournament. But that doesn’t mean you can’t follow a few vital guidelines that will ease you into the middle-right of the metrosexuality scene.


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Finally Something Good from Space

Fairly often we hear about ‘breakthroughs’ in space, new comets or black holes discovered, the Big Bang better understood, the dimples and pimples on some far-off world spied on by scientists with billion-dollar telescopes like so many teenage peeping toms.


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Ok so you’re a little different: you like to wear ironic hats and do your shirt’s top button up; you love anything checkered or vintage or retro; you stumble into work with organic, single-origin coffee and end the week with small-batch cinnamon-scented moonshine.


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No More Ill Wind

It’s nearly summer and that means two things – plenty of heat and plenty of dust.


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Isn’t it funny how trends return to vogue and what we once swore we would never wear, we now contemplate and even capitulate to?


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The Know What She Wants

Sex toys can be tricky things to give to someone special.


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Innovating on German Engineering

Ever since German climber Otto Herzog started using carabiners on his mountain accents back in 1911, the world has been thinking up innovative uses for this simple locking device.


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Get Tech Surf Savvy

Surfing has come a long way since ancient Polynesians in Tahiti were first observed hitting the peaks and barrels in 1767.


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Always Be Prepared

As a man of the world, you know as well as anyone how important it is to be prepared for any eventuality.


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Your Next Big Party

Music festivals are a whole lot of fun, but for all of us based in Hong Kong, enjoying one of these epic events usually means travelling pretty far from home.


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