Converse action Now that high-fashion brands are making rather good trainers, traditional athletic footwear companies (or the OG sneaker brands, if we're gonna be street) are upping their game with all sorts of one-shot, special-edition and left-field shoes. Converse is one of the more innovative and have-a-go brands and it's done it again with the Jack Purcell Signature Jungle Cloth shoe (above; HK$799), which is inspired by US Navy jackets of the 1940s and features a dense, sturdy and water-resistant cord fabric upper. It comes in two colours - navy and sand. Converse is in Hysan Place, Causeway Bay.
Hand in glove It never gets so cold in Hong Kong that you can pull off wearing gloves (unlike the scarf, which is just about passable) but if you find yourself in the colder climes of Europe, North America or mainland China this winter, you might need a decent pair. We recommend the leather range from Ermenegildo Zegna that comes in wonderful suede (above left) or sophisticated calf leather (above right) and a choice of four distinguished colours (HK$4,700 per pair). Ermenegildo Zegna is in IFC Mall, Central.
On the loose By now, it's becoming pretty obvious that we are moving away from the ultra-skinny era. The big change, of course, came with the skinny-fit trousers and jeans being let out at the seams a little but jackets and coats are also becoming baggier. Looking at Lanvin's latest autumn-winter collection, you can see this trend at its sharpest with the brand focusing on the coat as in this look of grey wide-lapel coat (HK$44,600), loose grey wool trousers (HK$5,600), a quite bonkers mixed leather and fur top (HK$67,00), scarf (HK$7,900), bracelet (HK$1,700) and white boots (HK$6,400; all above left). The coat is key in the second outfit, too, but here it's part of a layered look as coat-on-coat is a thing now. The grey wool overcoat (HK$18,500) sits on top of a brown leather trench coat (HK$65,400) and is matched with baggy trousers (HK$5,900), a loose fitting shirt (HK$4,400), slip-on trainers (HK$5,200) and the final touch of a necklace (HK$2,800; all above right). Lanvin is at 10 Ice House Street, Central.
Warm up Orlebar Brown began as an ultra-chic and rather pricey resort wear brand for men but as its popularity has grown it has, inevitably, expanded its range to cover all menswear. Although we're not 100 per cent convinced by some of its efforts (and their price), we do like its current autumn-winter activewear collection that's exclusive to Mr Porter. Our picks are the ultra-warm jumper (above right; HK$2,890) and the down-quilted gilet (above left; HK$3,379). Orlebar Brown is available from www.mrporter.com.