As editors at Lifestyle Asia, we’re privileged to get a first look at the most exciting new luxury goods daily. That’s what you’ll find in Weekly Obsessions: a running list of highly covetable items we’re currently mad about — because if it’s on our radar, it should definitely be on yours, too. From the fashion must-haves of the moment to lust-worthy watch releases, scroll through to see what our editors are obsessing over this week.

Alexander McQueen ‘Tread Slick’ boots

I’ve mentioned how Combat boots were a huge hit over the Fall/Winter 2019 season, but as we step into Spring/Summer 2020, they could feel a little bit too heavy for warmer temperature. Alexander McQueen seems to share our concerns: the brand has just launched the Tread Slick for the coming season, which is basically a lighter version of its leather predecessor, the Tread Boot. It features a canvas lace up (available in seasonal colours) and a thick, oversized rubber tread sole. I quite like the ones in all black (HK$5,400) which retain the toughness of combat boots, but I won’t mind the black and white ones either for that eye-catching, minimalistic appeal. —Cindie Chan, Style Editor

Shanghai Tang cotton-linen ‘Tang’ shirt jacket

When it comes to regular office attire, I’m normally a big blouse and high-waisted pant kind of gal myself (with the extra slouchy volume perfect to hide away the snacks I’ve accumulated in my mid-section from all the working from home). Hence, I’m always on the lookout for stylish tops that will help take me from desk drab to looking event-ready without much effort. For most people, that would be a staple piece of outerwear like a blazer, but who are we kidding here with the 30-degree-plus weather? I’m eyeing this super-breathable cotton-linen iteration of the classic Tang Shirt Jacket (HK$2,380) from Shanghai Tang, which nicely fits smart casual or even athletic gear — whether it’s a crop top and leggings underneath or tucked in to my usual high-waisted trouser and white sneakers for the office. The oversized pocket — a mark of traditional Chinese workwear — is a nice touch as well. The mandarin collar and handmade frog buttons are Shanghai Tang signatures, and make it much more interesting than throwing on a typical denim shirt or linen summer blouse. —Evelyn Lok, Deputy Editor

OMEGA Speedmaster 38mm (now in solid Sedna or yellow gold)

Based on public sentiment surrounding the downsized Royal Oak chronographs which dropped last year, 38mm appears to be the new ‘Goldilocks zone’ for a growing number of horologists. As a general observation, timepieces of this diameter are big on wrist presence but discreet enough to wear in a bunch of low stakes, decidedly everyday situations. That’s a realisation Omega has had for a while now: so what better way to hammer home the point than with four new additions to the Speedmaster 38mm lineup? The brand is touting these as ‘refined feminine’ options, but honestly, both models (when configured with the standard tachymetre bezel) wouldn’t look amiss behind the dashboard of some classically styled convertible. Of the new models, my personal favourite has to be the green/yellow gold Speedmaster 38 (HK$127,500): the movement is co-axially powered and meets Omega’s own heightened standards for gauging chronometric precision. —Randy Lai, Watches Editor

Nike ACG Moc 3.0 ‘Tie-Dye’

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Readers may be confused as to whether these are actually footwear optimised for rugged outdoor activities or simply rarefied house shoes. (The answer is that they can be whatever you want them to be.) Nike’s Moc 3.0 model has been a longstanding favourite for those introverts who are looking for a great shoe to wear around the house. Likewise, these have been optimised for urban exploration and would be more than capable of enduring a hard day’s wear around Hong Kong. This particular pair (HK$749) comes in a trippy, psychedelic, space age tie-dye colourway: sure to prove irresistible to masses of Phish and Grateful Dead fans. —Alexander Esmail, Contributing Writer

Cindie Chan
Style Editor
Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.