Back in business It's kind of silly to harp on about luxury and exclusivity these days when the average Hong Kong taxi driver is sporting a real Rolex, but indulge us for a moment as we have to tell you about Moynat. The 166-year-old Parisian maison was revived in 2011 and has quietly re-established itself, hand-making leather goods in extremely limited numbers - we're talking dozens or hundreds of pieces rather than thousands or tens of thousands. We love the colourful card holders that come in either taurillon gex leather (right; HK$2,100 each) or absolutely wonderful satin calfskin with goatskin lining (top; HK$2,600 each). Moynat is in The Landmark, Central.
Piste offering The goods is always cock-a-hoop to discover quality menswear labels, so we were unedifyingly giddy to find Bogner. The German winter activewear specialist was founded by Willy Bogner 83 years ago, so the heritage checks out. His son, Willy Bogner Jnr, who now runs the company, is a former alpine skier who filmed snow-set action scenes for James Bond movies including the ludicrously brilliant opening of The Spy Who Loved Me (yes, the Union flag parachute scene). We like this ready-for-the-piste look of down jacket (HK$13,100) with the fancy-schmancy optional fur hood (HK$4,900), grey jumper (HK$4,200) and chinos (HK$2,400; all left). Bogner also does more urban dweller clothes such as those found in this look of grey leather sports jacket (HK$15,400), patterned jumper (HK$3,600) and smart casual trousers (HK$1,800; all right). Bogner is available from Harvey Nichols, The Landmark.
Kane-do spirit We've loved the trend of high-end fashion labels making trainers but some of our favourite designers haven't yet taken the plunge. Christopher Kane has finally given in with a collection that will only be available online from Mr Porter. Made in Italy, the sporty-techno fabric Scuba shoes feature leather panels, neoprene, a safety buckle and, best of all, they look seriously cool (above; HK$2,797 per pair).