Foot soldiers With a rather English-sounding name and being purveyors of gilded luxury slippers, one would expect Stubbs & Wootton to be one of those august names from fashion's past. Actually, the opposite is true - the label is the brainchild of Cuban-born American Percy Steinhart, a former investment banker. We love the playful decadence of the skull and cutlass slipper (above right; HK$4,300) and the aristocratic navy slipper (above left; HK$4,300) complete with the S&W coat of arms. Stubbs & Wootton is available at Lane Crawford, IFC Mall, tel: 2118 3388.

Preppy boys These days, when one thinks of things that are quintessentially American, trade deficits, long-term fiscal problems and political instability are probably what come to mind. Or is that just us? OK, you're probably thinking French fries, Coca-Cola and Brooks Brothers. Only one of these will dent your wallet but not impair your health - and to be honest we can't get enough of Brooks Brothers' preppy East Coast Ivy League chic. Only in our dreams could we expect to be members of places such as the Harvard Club, but if we were we would rock this look of Milano-fit sport coat (HK$4,650), Argyle V-neck jumper (HK$2,790), non-iron dress shirt (HK$890) and vintage chinos (HK$950; all above right). For something a little more up to date but still preppy to the core, there is this look of Fair Isle cardigan (HK$1,850), Oxford tartan shirt (HK$750) and embroidered chinos (HK$950; all above left). Brooks Brothers is in IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2234 7088.

Wild Burberrys Big news at Burberry in recent weeks - the label has given Christopher Bailey another plate to spin by making him chief executive on top of being chief creative officer and all-round face of the brand. Luckily, the Talented Mr Bailey seems capable of doing it all and he even pulls off the trick of making iPhone and iPad accessories that don't scream "lame!". We like the animal-print iPad Mini case (above right; HK$5,900) and iPhone 5 case (above left; HK$4,500), which are playful and sure to get you noticed. Burberry Prorsum is at 16 Chater Road, Central, tel: 2868 3511.

Dark souls The wince-inducing colour that dominated this summer might have been too much for some tastes, so it's time to rejoice in the strength and consistency of blacks and greys again. We love the Musium Div autumn collection and we're pretty sure you don't have to be a fan of The Cure to like it, too. Our picks are the Union flag jumper (above left; HK$859) and the skull and crossbones sweatshirt (above right; HK$799), both of which come with the brand's tried-and-tested gloomy allure. Musium Div is available at Silvercord, 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2314 1231.