Back to school
Designer John Harrison debuts his first collection for British menswear brand Kent & Curwen this autumn. The line is inspired by the styles of British public schools. Harrison injects a cool twist into old classics, including the 1926 burgundy nappa jacket (right; HK$13,900) and the wool and silk blended-knit cardigan in Victoria blue with red and grey stripes (above right; HK$2,990). Kent & Curwen is at Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 0200.
Coach's new men's collection takes on the Americana spirit to celebrate rugged masculinity. The range, which includes wallets, passport cases, journals and duffle and tote bags, features unusual fabrics such as hand-burnished lightweight sheepskin and hand-tumbled leather, with details including cowhide belting and antique brass hardware. Standouts include the versatile Italian bridle-leather trim Thompson travel duffle (top right; HK$4,950) and sheepskin Clarkson tote with chunky belt-inspired handles (right; HK$5,950). Coach is at 36 Queen's Road Central, tel: 2868 9676.
Chevignon is revamping its Vintage 57 line with classic French cutting, frayed edges and patches. The dark-wash denim pieces feature details such as random stitching and hand-scratched whiskering. The Vintage 57 jeans (right; HK$1,080) and the Rock & Soul long-sleeve printed tee (right; HK$395) from the music-inspired Blues Rock line are perfect for autumn. Chevignon is at Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2115 9623.
Get a grip
Lifestyle brand Bothos' autumn/winter collection features the label's signature, durable bags, with pockets for mobile phones and laptop computers. The Italian goat-leather Feng backpack (right; HK$6,100) can be carried three ways - off the shoulder, across the body or as a backpack - and has a Buddha print in the inside pocket for good luck. The bags are available at 20 Hollywood Road, Central, tel: 2526 9222.