A shoe in
Japanese designer Mihara Yasuhiro's highly coveted shoes were kicking up a storm even when he was at university. After releasing his first line in 1994, while attending Tama Art University, he became known for an innovative, modernist style. We love the casual coolness of the half-cut Oxford shoes (bottom; HK$8,500) and the Miharayasuhiro boot (left; HK$8,900), which oozes monochrome urban elegance. A pop-up Miharayasuhiro boot store is open until February at Joyce, New World Tower, Central, tel: 2810 1120.
Carry it off
The trouble with most 'man bags' is that they rarely look masculine, despite the best of intentions. Let MCS Marlboro Classics help you man up for the season with a plaid shoulder bag (below; HK$2,690) or oversized bag (left; HK$3,690), mostly in dark shades and rough textures. MCS Marlboro Classics is at iSquare, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2971 3847.
Brooks Brothers is going back to school for autumn-winter, putting an original spin on classic looks with a markedly collegiate spirit. The collection is inspired by the label's own 1920s designs and we're loving the cotton Oxford shirt (HK$1,750), wool plaid tie (HK$1,280), cashmere Norfolk jacket (HK$14,980) and pebble wingtip boots (all far right; HK$6,580). When it comes to cocktail- hour attire, the heather turtleneck cardigan (HK$12,180) with wool flannel tab trousers (both right; HK$5,150) top our list. Brooks Brothers is in Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2523 3366.
Hong Kong rarely gets cold enough for the winter wear of the western hemisphere, except on public transport, in cinemas and in most offices. To beat the odd chill, Hugo Boss offers easily wearable accessories such as a white virgin-wool scarf (top; HK$8,900), dark brown suede gloves (above; HK$3,500) and a brown rabbit-fur hat (right; HK$6,750). Hugo Boss is at Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2918 1802.