Enjoying the finer things is a way of life for this seasoned man of the world, and it shows in his essentials. He prefers heritage brands that he’s been using, or has aspired for, since he was young–family brands that have perfected their craft over generations and have maintained the same consistency in their style sensibilities. That’s not at all a bad thing. But for this season, why not introduce the fun of a more fashionable alternative–a modern, sleeker take on what’s timeless? Our suggestions dabble on new ways to use leather and steel: a high-tech ceramic bezel on black steel watch, a leather-encased watch winder, a structured take on the classic knapsack, opera glasses. What’s most important is that none of these items appear out of place in the interiors of a luxury convertible, which is where he’s likely to toss them in. – Marbbie Tagabucba


Oliver Peoples tortoise sunglasses, P 26,990, Eye Society. Endymion gift set, P10,800, Penhaligon’s. Chronoliner watch, P383,800, Breitling. Dress shoe, price upon request, Santoni. Vintage Crystal Decanter, P12,000, AC+632. Opera glasses, P16,800, AC+632. Windsor watch winder, P15,750, Wolf. Leather backpack, price upon request, A. Testoni.

Styled by Francine Gacrama

Production Design by Martina Bautista

Photographed by Gabby Cantero

Eye Society is located in G/F Avant Building, Jupiter, Makati City. Adora is located in 3/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City. AC + 632 is located in 2/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City. Wolf is located in G/F Winder Wonders Boutique 6750, Makati City. Breitling is located in G/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City. Santoni is located in Shangri-La Fort, Taguig City. A. Testoni is located in Montenapoleone at Resorts World Manila.

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