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Pre-owned luxury watch retailer WristCheck in Hong Kong looks to shake up a fast-growing market

WristCheck, which opened in the Landmark Atrium mall in September, is built on co-founder Austen Chu’s experiences of being ‘treated like s***’ by big watch brands.

WristCheck, which opened in the Landmark Atrium mall in September, is built on co-founder Austen Chu’s experiences of being ‘treated like s***’ by big watch brands.

14 Oct 2021 - 8:15AM
From LeBron James on 2003 NBA draft night to David Beckham and Lewis Hamilton, how athletes’ fashion influence evolved with social media

Today, sportsmen such as LeBron James, Neymar and Lewis Hamilton are as likely as musicians and actors to be fashion influencers.

Today, sportsmen such as LeBron James, Neymar and Lewis Hamilton are as likely as musicians and actors to be fashion influencers.

26 Sep 2021 - 5:15AM
Skate style, from Tokyo Olympics to the fashion runway: why Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Fendi and other luxe brands are leaning into skateboarding

Hermès sells skateboards, Louis Vuitton has skate-inspired sneakers – luxury fashion has embraced the skateboarding culture, but some skaters are sceptical as to how long that love can last.

Hermès sells skateboards, Louis Vuitton has skate-inspired sneakers – luxury fashion has embraced the skateboarding culture, but some skaters are sceptical as to how long that love can last.

30 Aug 2021 - 8:21PM
Justin Bieber wore sneakers with a suit to meet President Macron of France, a sign of an increasingly casual and laid-back dressing style for men

Justin Bieber, David Beckham, LeBron James, Idris Elba, Robert Downey Jr: if you’re a fan of wearing sneakers with your suit, you’re in good company. Experts explain why the look is popular.

Justin Bieber, David Beckham, LeBron James, Idris Elba, Robert Downey Jr: if you’re a fan of wearing sneakers with your suit, you’re in good company. Experts explain why the look is popular.

9 Aug 2021 - 8:14AM
Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Prince William: why bald is the new sexy, despite ease of hair loss treatments

‘Bald is sexy’ has become normalised in Western pop culture – think the Fast & Furious films’ Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson – despite advances to stop hair loss.

‘Bald is sexy’ has become normalised in Western pop culture – think the Fast & Furious films’ Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson – despite advances to stop hair loss.

6 Jul 2021 - 10:51AM
Stars like Harry Styles are making men’s nail art and polish popular, and normalising something seen as for women only until now

Stars like Machine Gun Kelly, A$AP Rocky, Bad Bunny, Harry Styles, Pete Davidson and Anwar Hadid are helping make men’s nail art and nail polish mainstream.

Stars like Machine Gun Kelly, A$AP Rocky, Bad Bunny, Harry Styles, Pete Davidson and Anwar Hadid are helping make men’s nail art and nail polish mainstream.

8 Jun 2021 - 7:43PM
What do The Rock, Harry Styles and Milo Ventimiglia have in common? They have all been seen showing some thigh in short shorts

Short shorts have been a social media trend since the start of the pandemic, and now celebrities and fashion labels are getting on board, it seems the cut down casualwear trend will be here, for a short while.

Short shorts have been a social media trend since the start of the pandemic, and now celebrities and fashion labels are getting on board, it seems the cut down casualwear trend will be here, for a short while.

18 May 2021 - 8:03PM
Opinion | Tone-deaf posts from Virgil Abloh and J.K. Rowling show how even celebrities have human failings

The Off-White founder has come under fire for his response to looters amid the Black Lives Matter protests, but even stars have flaws.

The Off-White founder has come under fire for his response to looters amid the Black Lives Matter protests, but even stars have flaws.

11 Jun 2020 - 10:03PM
Opinion | From Elon Musk to Nicolas Cage and Pangzai, nominating the pandemic’s biggest winners and villains

The coronavirus is bringing out the best and the worst in people. Politicians aside, here are just some of those who have seen their stock rise or sent it plummeting.

The coronavirus is bringing out the best and the worst in people. Politicians aside, here are just some of those who have seen their stock rise or sent it plummeting.

26 May 2020 - 3:02PM
Opinion | Cynicism aside, fashion brands making personal protective equipment is a good thing

It might be a good PR move, but when it is helping, who cares? The bad actors that never intended or simply failed to deliver will be remembered by the paying public.

It might be a good PR move, but when it is helping, who cares? The bad actors that never intended or simply failed to deliver will be remembered by the paying public.

27 Apr 2020 - 4:21AM
Opinion | Tiger King on Netflix and other things to enjoy under lockdown – good news in bad times

Seeking the positive in the pandemic, from social distancing at a wedding to Jared Leto’s live-tweeted binge of the most talked-about show on streaming.

Seeking the positive in the pandemic, from social distancing at a wedding to Jared Leto’s live-tweeted binge of the most talked-about show on streaming.

8 Apr 2020 - 5:47AM
Why Steve Jobs’ anti-fashion philosophy is hard to pull off on a budget

The late Apple founder’s wardrobe of 100 Issey Miyake black turtlenecks and jeans is appealingly simple, but 30 identical H&M T-shirts don’t cut the mustard.

The late Apple founder’s wardrobe of 100 Issey Miyake black turtlenecks and jeans is appealingly simple, but 30 identical H&M T-shirts don’t cut the mustard.

31 Mar 2020 - 6:41AM
Opinion | In praise of the Bong-Hive, a rare force for good amid the toxic fan culture on social media

Director Bong Joon-ho’s super fans used stan culture to promote best picture Oscar-winner Parasite – and non-English-language films in general.

Director Bong Joon-ho’s super fans used stan culture to promote best picture Oscar-winner Parasite – and non-English-language films in general.

1 Mar 2020 - 8:30PM
Opinion | Cancel culture: how social media has stopped us from holding the rich and powerful to account

Once a useful tool wielded by ordinary folk, boycotting people is now being exploited by hysterical online die hards. Is it time to cancel the cancellers?

Once a useful tool wielded by ordinary folk, boycotting people is now being exploited by hysterical online die hards. Is it time to cancel the cancellers?

17 Feb 2020 - 11:55AM
From Elizabeth Holmes to Anna Sorokin, the grifters taking con artistry to new heights

We’re living through a time when a select few men and women have stolen fame, riches and more with their daring schemes.

We’re living through a time when a select few men and women have stolen fame, riches and more with their daring schemes.

17 Feb 2020 - 3:42PM
What do Kanye, Trump and Prince Andrew have in common? Perhaps a slight cognitive bias

The world seems to be suffering from an outbreak of the Dunning-Kruger effect, whereby people think they’re far smarter than they really are.

The world seems to be suffering from an outbreak of the Dunning-Kruger effect, whereby people think they’re far smarter than they really are.

20 Jan 2020 - 2:18PM
Watches from DuFa, Junghans and Omega – the best horological gifts for that special someone

Gift ideas for him: whether he’s a Bauhaus enthusiast, a fan of face functions or just fancies himself as an international man of mystery.

Gift ideas for him: whether he’s a Bauhaus enthusiast, a fan of face functions or just fancies himself as an international man of mystery.

27 Nov 2019 - 8:30PM
Michael Kors, Emporio Armani or Fossil – women’s smartwatches that hit the spot

With all the usual bells and whistles, the MKT5080, Julianna HR and ART5023 are competing for your attention

With all the usual bells and whistles, the MKT5080, Julianna HR and ART5023 are competing for your attention

4 Nov 2019 - 7:30PM
Weiss, IWC and Bell & Ross: three aviation watches for high-fliers

Big, bold aviation watches that pay tribute to some old-timers. Despite lacking on heritage, some watchmakers, like Weiss and Bell & Ross, are hitting the spot with their offerings

Big, bold aviation watches that pay tribute to some old-timers. Despite lacking on heritage, some watchmakers, like Weiss and Bell & Ross, are hitting the spot with their offerings

29 Oct 2019 - 9:34AM
Chopard, H. Moser & Cie and Vacheron Constantin resurrect the steel sports watch

Steel reissues of mechanical timepieces are designed to keep the price down and attract a new, younger generation of fans. However, at HK$320,000, the Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 appears to be the exception.

Steel reissues of mechanical timepieces are designed to keep the price down and attract a new, younger generation of fans. However, at HK$320,000, the Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 appears to be the exception.

21 Oct 2019 - 8:30PM
Are sneakers art? Kaws, Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst think so – they created sneaker art for exhibition that shows how mainstream sneaker culture is

‘Sneakers carry cultural meaning,’ says curator of a show opening this week in Hong Kong for which artists have created unique sneaker art. The shoes are not for sale, but a later online auction will focus on street wear and street art.

‘Sneakers carry cultural meaning,’ says curator of a show opening this week in Hong Kong for which artists have created unique sneaker art. The shoes are not for sale, but a later online auction will focus on street wear and street art.

9 Oct 2019 - 7:49PM
David Beckham, Rafael Nadal, yes, but Michael Wong? Watches with celebrity endorsements – why some work and some don’t

Support from people at the top of their fields say something about a brand – but what’s with the C-listers?

Support from people at the top of their fields say something about a brand – but what’s with the C-listers?

26 Sep 2019 - 1:10PM
Three timeless new watches from Bell & Ross, Oris and Nomos

B&R kicks off a new collection with a doozy, the BR05, while Nomos proves it has appeal beyond the black turtleneck design crowd.

B&R kicks off a new collection with a doozy, the BR05, while Nomos proves it has appeal beyond the black turtleneck design crowd.

16 Sep 2019 - 7:00PM
Three watches for people who think differently – like, say, Elon Musk

MB&F, Urwerk and HYT offer up timepieces that are as innovative, creative and technically brilliant as they are bonkers.

MB&F, Urwerk and HYT offer up timepieces that are as innovative, creative and technically brilliant as they are bonkers.

8 Sep 2019 - 5:00PM
Three fashion watches from big brands to distract from Swiss watchmakers’ dismal Hong Kong sales

Emporio Armani pulls a rare winner out of its bag, Gucci picks a slithery snake for a big style statement and Louis Vuitton gets colourful with oh-so-fancy rotating cubes.

Emporio Armani pulls a rare winner out of its bag, Gucci picks a slithery snake for a big style statement and Louis Vuitton gets colourful with oh-so-fancy rotating cubes.

28 Aug 2019 - 8:30PM
Three futuristic smartwatches for golfers, sportspeople and the common man

Gone are the days when watches were meant for timekeeping, now they can help perfect your swing, track your fitness and look good on your wrist.

Gone are the days when watches were meant for timekeeping, now they can help perfect your swing, track your fitness and look good on your wrist.

21 Aug 2019 - 8:08PM
Three racing-inspired watches, ideal for motorheads and those who can’t drive alike

Test drive these beautiful machines from Chopard, Breitling and Bremont.

Test drive these beautiful machines from Chopard, Breitling and Bremont.

1 Aug 2019 - 12:55AM
Three of the best moon-phase watches, from Girard-Perregaux, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin

Girard-Perregaux keeps it simple, while Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin combine theirs with perpetual calendars.

Girard-Perregaux keeps it simple, while Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin combine theirs with perpetual calendars.

25 Jul 2019 - 7:30PM
Dive watches are not just for men: three models that add style to subaquatic activities

Blancpain, Longines and Bell & Ross have brought their A games to – and below – the surface.

Blancpain, Longines and Bell & Ross have brought their A games to – and below – the surface.

21 Aug 2019 - 11:05AM
Three precious-stone watches – more than just a very pretty face, each one is entirely unique

With each piece unique, Rolex, Myku and Gucci offer dazzlingly colourful timepieces with natural customisation

With each piece unique, Rolex, Myku and Gucci offer dazzlingly colourful timepieces with natural customisation

20 Jun 2019 - 8:00PM