Dark web Independent watchmaker MB&F prides itself on its left-field approach, making gadgets such as MusicMachine and Melchior Robot that only very tenuously can be described as timekeepers. To that list you can add the Arachnophobia. Ostensibly a desk (or wall-mounted) clock but, to be frank, it is just great mechanical art. The black version (above) is HK$143,000 and the gold HK$153,000. MB&F is available from Elegant, IFC Mall, Central.


Jacket required The quilted jacket is essential to any man's autumn wardrobe. As is a leather jacket. And let's not forget the bomber jacket. OK, that's a lot of jackets, but while flipping through Shanghai Tang's latest collection we noticed an item that satisfies all three needs. The quilted bomber jacket in glorious soft brown leather (HK$12,800) is a total must. Pair it with blue cotton trousers (HK$2,280) and cotton short-sleeve shirt (HK$1,680; all above right). And that's not the only Shanghai Tang jacket we're liking, there's also the great wool-blend blazer (HK$5,280). Complete the look with a wool-blend waistcoat (HK$2,480), cotton micro-check shirt (HK$2,080), cotton trousers (HK$2,280) and retro Chinese-style round sunglasses (HK$2,980; all above left). Shanghai Tang is in Pacific Place, Admiralty.

Built for comfort The blurring of the lines between casual and formal in men's footwear has been going on for a while, most notably with big luxury companies making rather nifty (and expensive) trainers. There's also been a trend the other way, with brands such as Rockport using trainer sole technology (borrowed, conveniently, from parent company Adidas) to make formal shoes more comfortable, such as with this black leather Oxford with brogue details (above left; HK$1,699) and the lovely brown leather version (above right; also HK$1,699). Rockport is at Level 2, Shun Tak Centre, Sheung Wan.